Most of the movies I go to are pretty good.
Same thing for most of the plays I attend.
But here’s the cold, hard truth. Most of the business presentations I go to are pretty awful.
On one hand, it’s not a surprise. Jerry Seinfeld once joked that with public speaking ranked as the number one fear of most adults—with death number two—at a funeral most people would rather be the one in the coffin rather than the one giving the eulogy.
But the reality is that with a little thought and preparation, anyone—and I do mean anyone—can do a lot better.