How “Beetle Bailey” Can Improve Your Presentation Skills

  |  November 1, 2010

Some years ago, the comic strip Beetle Bailey contained a valuable lesson for business presenters. As General Halftrack walked into his office, his secretary asked: "How was Lt. Fuzz's presentation?" The General replied: "Like the Washington Monument." Puzzled, the secretary asked, "The Washington Monument?” General Halftrack responded, "Yeah, it took him a long time to get to the point."

How often have you felt the frustration of General Halftrack because the speaker didn't "get to the point?" Worse, have people listening to your presentations been exasperated because they didn't know where you were taking them, didn't know what your point was?

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