“Knowledge is like underwear. It is useful to have it, but not necessary to show it off.” Nicky Gumbel
As passionate presenters we often fall into the trap of wanting to convey all our delicious knowledge to our audience, in one sitting. We think that if our audience has the same powerful knowledge as we do, that they’ll also have the same excitement and understanding of our topic or idea.
In reality, your idea becomes lost in the clutter of data, resulting in information overload, overwhelm, and even worse - Death-by-Powerpoint. The key is to use your knowledge skilfully, and to rather focus on that ONE idea you want to communicate
This requires us to connect with our audience, and to find a way to create context and relevancy for that ONE idea.
I invite you to look at your knowledge as underwear. It provides support and form to your outerwear, and should merely be the foundation that you lay your presentation on.