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Giving a Good Talk

People giving presentations often aim to change the minds of their audience, and Nancy Duarte at the Harvard Business Review's Blog Network writes that to do that presenters have to "disarm" their audience. People don't want to change, she says, and presenters can expect resistance on a number of levels, including the logical, emotional, and practical levels, which they should explore prior to giving their talk.

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