According to Elaine Cogan, “If you decide to use one or more visual aids- and some speeches are fine without them- always remember their function is to assist you in presenting your message. They are not your message.”

YCT group coverToo many speakers tend to put lots of words on slides and overload the audience with information. There is always a fine line between overloading and not giving the audience enough, and in Chapter 5 of Elaine Cogan’s book, How to Talk to (Almost) Anyone About (Almost) Anything: Public Speaking for the Non-Public Speaker, Elaine offers great advice for walking that tightrope.

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