Research shows that 71% of executives admit to falling asleep during a presentation


Research shows that 71% of executives admit to falling asleep during a presentation.
 
 

Study: Most execs sleep their way to the top

  • Results released this week from an online poll by a data visualization software company reveals that 71 percent of business executives surveyed have fallen asleep or felt sleepy during dull presentations.
  • The survey of 382 business managers was conducted by San Diego-based Infommersion. In addition to the 71 percent who admitted to dozing off, another 43 percent have caught other people napping during presentations.
  • The most difficult types of presentations to stay awake through were individual speeches, followed by training sessions, and then general meetings, according to the Infommersion poll. Interestingly, Webcasts were said to be the easiest type of conference to stay alert though with only 11 percent of respondents saying they were difficult to sit through, the company reported.
  • Survey participants said that the most important elements for a successful presentation were an 'animated and enthusiastic' speaker (at 51 percent), followed by an 'interesting and interactive' presentation (at 36 percent of the votes). It helped if the presenter was 'good looking,' 3 percent of respondents said.  

I spoke to an Association last week in Phoenix and we spent my two presentations laughing and having so much fun.  They were terrific!  If you know the secrets, you can have terrific audiences every time you have a meeting.  Participants in my public speaking training tell me with the new tips they energize their delivery and will never have people yawning and nodding off during their Power  Point presentations. Read my article How To Make Your Content and Delivery EngagingIf you want coaching or training on how to make your presentations more dynamic check out my website at Dynamic Delivery, Coaching Or Training or email me atPatti@PattiWood.net or call 678-358-6160.

 
Patti Wood, MA, Certified Speaking Professional - The Body Language Expert. For more body language insights go to her website at www.PattiWood.net. Check out Patti's website for her new book "SNAP, Making the Most of First Impressions, Body Language and Charisma" at www.snapfirstimpressions.com. Also check out Patti's YouTube channel at http://youtube.com/user/bodylanguageexpert.

Sleeping in Public in China


Sleeping in public is common in China. The practice reflects a foggy border between public and private space, between work and rest, between open job markets and guaranteed positions. What will happen, if anything, to this common habit as China evolves from communism to market socialism? Some people believe that his habit grounded in a communist ethos where work is guaranteed and your performance not measured, some believe that it is grounded in cities that function fully for 24 hours a day instead of closing at night. Sine researches like Molly Steven wonder if Chinese businesses will begin enforce western standards for behavior, or wonder if napping become a protest against non-Chinese institutions? She gives the example of   IKEA, a stalwart Nordic institution has been invaded by thousands of sleeping Chinese customers.  The company has had to evolve their businesses practices to adapt to the Chines culture of the How has, or has not, the industrial giant evolved their business practices to take into account this interesting behavior?

This presentation will explore some of the history and social norms associated with public sleeping in China in 2013 and discuss the current climate in the retail stores about this habit.( source Snore: Public Sleeping in China

Monday, 16 Sep 2013, Molly Stevens

 If you would like to see more photos of the public sleeping in China go to www. Sleepingchina.com they call China “The Sleeping Giant". Or how the new China is "The Awakening of the Red Dragon". But the photos or just hysterical. It’s the new website replacing the old favorite funny photos of Walmart shoppers. I hope everyone sleeps well.




















Patti Wood, MA, Certified Speaking Professional - The Body Language Expert. For more body language insights go to her website at www.PattiWood.net. Check out Patti's website for her new book "SNAP, Making the Most of First Impressions, Body Language and Charisma" at www.snapfirstimpressions.com. Also check out Patti's YouTube channel at http://youtube.com/user/bodylanguageexpert.

Which professions have the most psychopaths?


First off, psychopath doesn't just mean someone who cuts you up with a chainsaw — though the majority of people who do things like that are psychopaths. What is the definition?

Psychopathy is a personality disorder that has been variously described as characterized by shallow emotions (in particular reduced fear), stress tolerance, lacking empathy, coldheartedness, lacking guilt, egocentricity, superficial character, manipulativeness, irresponsibility, impulsivity, and antisocial behaviors such as parasitic lifestyle and criminality.

So which professions (other than ax murderer) have the most psychopaths? What about the least?





The next thing that comes to mind is probably, "Why?"

Most of the professions on the right such as Teacher require human connection, dealing with feelings — and most of them don't offer much power such as creative artist.  Psychopaths, by their very nature, would not be drawn to jobs that don’t gain them power nor would they be  very good at these things.

On the other hand, most of the roles on the left do offer power, some lots of power and many require an ability to make objective, clinical decisions divorced from feelings. Psychopaths would be drawn to these roles and thrive there. Humm this may explain why TV is so hard for me and teaching is so wonderful. What about you? What do you think? What about your job? Does it require feelings or objectivity?

That said…

Chef? Really?

I guess it pays to tread lightly around anyone who has a set of knives bearing their initials.

 
Patti Wood, MA, Certified Speaking Professional - The Body Language Expert. For more body language insights go to her website at www.PattiWood.net. Check out Patti's website for her new book "SNAP, Making the Most of First Impressions, Body Language and Charisma" at www.snapfirstimpressions.com. Also check out Patti's YouTube channel at http://youtube.com/user/bodylanguageexpert.