Break It Up

Man presenting, presentation, powerpoint, meeting, event, conventionStandard conference sessions -- panels, lectures and PowerPoint presentations -- are not the ideal way for to attendees learn, explains Andrea Sullivan, MA, president of BrainStrength Systems. Instead, stop presentations every 10 to 15 minutes and devote a few minutes to interactivity; for example, have attendees discuss a question with their neighbors. Another tip: When using slides, make sure what's on the slide is not word-for-word what the presenter is saying, so that attendees will learn both from reading and listening. (610) 891-7510;