As a motivational speaker, I watch a lot of industry presentations. Often, guest speakers get up, waffle around on the stage, and do things that distract from the overall impact of their presentation. Recently, I was introduced to some great research by Walkerstone that points to many of these challenges. As expressed in the graphic above, our attention spans are lower than ever before, thus we need to use everything we can to engage an audience.
I love the infographic below as a reminder of that will help make a speech more memorable.