Acronyms can be the death of your presentation! Continuing from our previous blog post about simplifying your speech, acronyms are most often what destroys a presentation and some professions are buried in them (like technology, construction, or anything to do with the government). Speaking with acronyms is just like speaking a foreign language, your clients or your audience will not understand or follow you and therefore their attention will be focused somewhere else.
Instead of keeping the audience in the dark, make sure to let them in on what the acronym means and continue to use the full meaning throughout your presentation. Knowing what the acronym means is only half of the battle, the audience doesn’t necessarily care about what the acronym means, instead they want to know how it will benefit them, how the end product will be effected.