Another dot in the blogosphere?

Presenter credibility

Posted on: August 2, 2017

Some say that presentations are a necessary evil. Some presentations are just evil. Why else would we acknowledge “death by PowerPoint”? That speaks of the boredom that presentations create if the audience cannot get involved.

But there is another evil: Presenters who fail to acknowledge the work of others. Presenters have a responsibility to attribute and cite their sources. There is no better example than one enacted.

We stand on the shoulders of giants.  So don't stomp on their toes.

When we present, we do not just represent ourselves. We adopt and adapt the ideas of others. We need to acknowledge that we stand on the shoulders of giants instead of stomping on their toes.

This is another way of saying give credit where credit is due. Fail to do that and we might lose our credibility.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Click to see all the nominees!

QR code

Get a mobile QR code app to figure out what this means!

My tweets


Usage policy

%d bloggers like this: