Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Nailing Your Presentation!

Once you have their attention, keep it.

NOTHING beats getting off to a great start in your presentation. I covered that last week. This week I steal a few great pointers from Harvard Business Review, break them down so that they are easily understandable, so they can help you nail the rest of your presentation.

Step one, work on your flow and sequence. Put together your presentation points in order; it’s as easy as English Composition back in high school:

  • Compelling opening: We talked about that last week.
  • Introduction: Tell them what you are going to tell them.
  • Body: Tell them each step and why it’s important.
  • Conclusion/Short ending Story: Tell them what you told them. “We reviewed 3 compelling reasons… I’m going to end with a very short story. Rob was an insecure young man who wanted people to like him. When Rob learned the 3 steps we’ve just talked about, his life began to change. Eventually…”

Step two: Connect the dots. You may have separate points in your body, but always connect them to one another. You don’t want your audience trying to figure out how they go together.  

Finally, make your audience think. Don’t give them all of the answers or attempt to answer all of their questions. You want them to engage with the material and think about how to apply it.

You can also find more tips in this Forbes article

Boom! That’s it. You’re going to kill it.

Let me know how I can help.



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