The Coco Chanel guide to killer presentations

It’s tempting to think just one more thing will “make” your presentation, but it likely won’t. Heed the advice from one of fashion’s legendary designers.

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In this case, I almost upended the order of my presentation so I could use a tactic that worked well before. It even fit with my topic. Fortunately I stopped myself, thinking, “Remember Coco.”

Coco Chanel, the epitome of elegance, is said to have advised women, “Before you head out the door, take one thing off” from among the accessories you have on.

This is advice speakers would be wise to consider, lest their presentations start to look like Christmas trees decked out from top to bottom. It’s tempting to think just one more thing will “make” the presentation, but it might actually detract from your impact.

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