Have you ever been to a presentation where the person stopped mid-sentence through a very long presentation, trying to catch their place?
I think part of it is them trying to decide where to restart but the other part of “why don’t they get what I’m saying”.
If you want your message to get across then you need to understand what matters to your audience that will trigger your message to reach them. We all have different styles of presentation; informative, humorous, direct, etc but at the end of the day if you cannot do the one thing that is the onus of any presenter than you have failed…
Connect with your audience.
That is it, that is your onus – To Connect With Your Audience – the entire time you are presenting. However you achieve that goal is up to you, but if you are not able to achieve it, you will forever be taking breaks wondering why you can’t do that.