Too Much Detail – The Neuroscientist

I was asked to help a research scientist from a neuro-science laboratory. He was delivering overly detailed presentations that lacked any personality and at a very rapid pace. It was hard to listen and concentrate on what he had to say. His reluctance to show himself and thereby build a relationship with those listening, was almost certainly due to a combination of the inhibiting effects of standing in front of an audience and what he believed to be the required style for a scientist. At first he was extremely resistant to change the way he delivered his talks, but following a number of individual sessions he gradually began to trust the advice he was being given so that he now actually enjoys presenting and will often include stories within his talks, that his audiences find involving, compelling and very satisfying.