Most presentations or talks are scheduled for a specific time period – 30 minutes – 75 minutes or whatever. There are a number of important reasons why you should try a stick to your time slot as best you can:
- Your audience is geared for this amount of time – people have lives outside of your talk.
- There may be other speakers with a limited allocated time following you.
- Caterers can’t keep food warm indefinitely – eventually it will start to spoil.
- The venue may be booked for a limited period.
And so on and so forth. There is, of course another good reason. The shorter and more compact your message – the more impactful it will be. Get the picture?