Welcome to the Summer Camp Leadership blog. For those of us who lead summer camps, making a positive difference in the lives of young people is our passion. Turning that passion into a reality, however, takes more than the ability to lead songs, teach archery or plan craft projects. Creating camp experiences that truly transform lives takes leadership. Leadership that creates a vision for the future, leadership that inspires and engages others, leadership that remains focused and stays the course. My hope is through this blog you'll find ideas, inspiration and tools to help you be a great summer camp leader.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Presentation Mistakes

As camp directors we often have to make presentations to promote camp, recruit staff, etc. Nancy Duarte, author of two award-winning books on the art of presenting, Slide:ology and Resonate writes that there are five common mistakes that presenters make. They include: 

1. Failing to engage emotionally.
2. Asking too much of your slides.

3. Trotting out tired visuals.
4. Speaking in jargon.
5. Going over your allotted time.