Yes, I have to give an 8 hour presentation. We are opening a new office in Japan. The managing director will be in our US office for 7 days training with each department head (she speaks English). We each have a full day to train her on every aspect of our divisions including staff, skills, tools, project management, everything. The plan is for her to take what she learns from us and train her team in Japan. My session is day 5 so by the time I get her she will have been sitting through 4 days of data dump presentations.
I've given a few presentations but not many, and none more than an hour or so. Unlike most presentations I have to include quite a bit of detail, again this is a training session not a status report. I am keeping my slides simple but even at one every five minutes I'll have over 70. I'm trying to write the presentation to tell a story but that's one long friggin story.
Has anyone else dealt with this situation? Should I change the presentation style from me standing in front of a room with slides to some other format? What can I do to keep my day engaging and educational? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.