“Omne Trium Perfectum’
This is the rule of three, which states that a trio of events or characters is more humorous, satisfying or effective than other numbers.
- 1 second pause during the presentation speech helps the audience to hear,
- 2 second pause helps them to process, and
- 3 second pause helps them to feel
And remember, “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel”
- With 1 second eye contact, they know
- With 2 second eye contact, they see
- And with 3 second eye contact, they feel
Any eye contact of more than 3 seconds becomes a stare and gets creepy.. :-P
That’s one of the many lessons we learned from our session with the presentation skills team which includes three members Paul A. Slattery, Marie Lord and Ilaria Dondero
The team is led by Paul, who is the Founder & Managing Director of NxtGEN and an adjunct lecturer of the MBA leadership development program at UCD Michael Smurfit Business School.
I am sure some people would agree that it is a difficult task attending lectures from 9 AM to 6 PM, let’s not even talk about attending a single lecture for 9 hours. We had such a session with this team on 18th of September 2019.
But the time flew like a falcon and the session was over before we knew it. Various tricks used by the team during the presentation kept everyone at the edge of their seats and energetic during the whole session, like repeating sayings and famous quotes together as one group and several mindfulness exercises, such as, sitting on the edge of the seat and deep breathing, pattern claps, stand and celebrate like you just won the race of a lifetime etc.
This one-day session had a massive impact on all of us as we improved in different aspects. The whole session went by in a flash and at the end of it we were looking for even more. I guess Paul was completely drained from the day though as we had to carry him on our back for the group photo.
…..And I would not blame him. After all, it’s not an easy task moulding half-baked pots.
Lalit Saini, Full Time MBA 2019-2020