74% of us have Glossophobia (National Health Institute Study 9-4-16). Before you say you are not afflicted, glossophobia is the fear of public speaking. So – now that you know – does this include you?
According to Microsoft estimates, over 30 million PowerPoint presentations are made each day. If you find that staggering… think about how many people have to sit through them! I’m sure at one point we’ve all fallen victim to an ill-conceived slideshow. As a designer, I am often called on to assist with presentations, ensuring Signature’s best face is put forward.
In university, I briefly took a geography course from a professor whose English was heavily accented with his native Italian. Try as I might, I just could not follow the lectures, and dropped the course. I liked the subject, but it was more frustration than I needed.
Nothing will replace quality, face-to-face communication. It is still the best means to connect with people, motivate, and modify corporate culture or team member behaviors.