A presentation that is too long, has no flow and isn’t clear how it benefits the audience is a recipe for disaster. This post looks at how we can avoid these and two additional errors that many presenters make.
By leading with your key message, taking a layering or modularlizing approach to the structure and adjusting your slide deck, you’ll be in a position to cut down the length of your presentation at a moment’s notice if asked to do so.
‘Talk like TED’ by Carmine Gallo is one of my favourite books and it contains 9 public speaking ‘secrets’. In this post you’ll discover exactly what those secrets are.
Using story telling techniques in your presentations is one of the most effective ways to persuade your audience to take action, adopt your ideas or spread your message.
And both you and your message will be remembered for much, much longer than those who continue to give boring presentations full of dry facts and statistics.
In the presentation and public speaking world, we talk about having ‘presence’. But what exactly does ‘presence’ mean in this context and how do you achieve it?
When you’re speaking in public with presence and gravitas, your audience are engaged with you and your words; you exude calmness, confidence and credibility.
If you try to lead the audience around to your point of view too soon, they will resist because of the reasons above.
When we pace an audience, we let them know we acknowledge what they might be feeling before we attempt to lead them around to our point of view.