From Martin Luther King to the latest TED Talk phenomenon, why is it that some people seem to be able to hold the attention of their audiences – to convince, persuade and convey a message that sticks – while others seemingly manage only to produce yawns and sympathetic sighs?
Contrary to what you might think, it is not a matter of innate charisma or style. The ability to make engaging and effective presentations can be learned by anyone. This short user’s guide will show you how. It is made up of three parts, each with separate areas to focus on:
Part 1 – Preparation
How are you going to prepare before the presentation? Structure, notes, how to deal with nerves, rehearsal.
Part 2 – Presentation
What are you going to do during the presentation? The essential presentation skills: eye contact, body language, tone of voice, emphasis and phrasing, PEV.
Part 3 – Review & Self-Coach
What are you going to do post-delivery to continue developing your skills? Review and self coach, watch others, look for opportunities.