Senior Leaders have Short Attention Spans

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

Mar 01

Earlier in February, Genuine Curiosity posted this good article on PowerPoint as a focusing tool. The essential point of the writing is that you can have “death by PowerPoint” or you can use PowerPoint to really focus your message into as few words as needed.

Valid points and I saved the article to review in my RSS reader.

Going back over it as I write this, I was struck by two lines that I think are spot on:

“if I’m dealing with a senior audience with short attention spans.”

“I’ve often heard that the more senior the audience, the more value there is in small numbers and primary colors. PowerPoint is a great tool to help focus your message to a simpler level.”

In your experience in dealing with Senior Leaders, have you found that they have short attention spans and need things explained as simply as possible?


About the Author

Scot Herrick is the author of “I’ve Landed My Dream Job–Now What???” and owner of Cube Rules, LLC. Scot has a long history of management and individual contribution in multiple Fortune 100 corporations.