Security Awareness Blog: Category - Security Awareness Planning

Presenting Tip #9 - Repeating The Question

This is presenting tip #9 in a series of my lessons learned and mistakes made over the past years. Specifically, repeating the question, a tricked I learned as a SANS Instructor. Whenever someone in the audience asks you a question, always repeat the question before answering them. This will create a more engaging presentation, several … Continue reading Presenting Tip #9 - Repeating The Question


Presenting Tip #8 - War Stories (or how I almost accidently hacked the US Army)

This is presenting tip #8 in a series of my lessons learned and mistakes made over the past years. Specifically war stories. Something you quickly learn, if you want to bore your audience to death, read the slides. If you want to engage your audience, share real incidents or lessons learned from your past. Once … Continue reading Presenting Tip #8 - War Stories (or how I almost accidently hacked the US Army)


Presenting Tip #7 - Eye Contact

This is presenting tip #7 in a series of my lessons learned and mistakes made over the past years. This may sound again like one of those small points that do not matter, but in the long run makes a huge difference. When presenting look people in the eye. I do not mean stare out … Continue reading Presenting Tip #7 - Eye Contact


Presenting Tip #6 - Images or Minimal Text

This is presenting tip #6, based on numerous mistakes I have made in the past. Death by PowerPoint can also be called death by bullet point. Sometimes I think presentations are nothing more then a contest of how much information you can squeeze into each slide. The key lesson I have learned is "SLIDES ARE … Continue reading Presenting Tip #6 - Images or Minimal Text


Presenting Tip #5 - Eliminating Physical Barriers

This is my 5th post on presenting,based on the many mistakes I've made in the past. Today I would like to focus on the importance of not hiding from the audience. When I first started presenting I would often use the facilities setup at the event, such as standing behind a speaker's podium or sit … Continue reading Presenting Tip #5 - Eliminating Physical Barriers