Readers of this blog and participants of the Power Presentations programs are aware of the importance of anecdotes in presentations. Anecdotes serve as case studies to illustrate a product or service and they create a connection to the audience by the human interest angle.
However, too much of a good thing can be a bad thing. Too much milk will make you sick. So it is with anecdotes, as Philip B. Corbett, the associate managing editor for standards for the New York Times, wrote in this article in yesterday’s edition of the newspaper.