#143: How to make 2021 the year your presentations become awesome
At the beginning of 2020 if we had talked about presentations we would have no doubt been thinking of speaking at an event, maybe showing up with a laptop to a client meeting, in our team together in the conference room to give them some sort of business briefing
At the end of 2020 we are largely communicating virtually and as such are presentations have probably grown considerably with most of them being virtual if not all of them from internal meetings, to client pitches, product demos, elevator pitches at networking events etc...
What remains apparent though is that the vast majority of presenters are okay, they do a decent job but that’s about it
So my question is: 'Do you want to move out of the pack and become a standout, even an awesome, presenter?'
If you do then here are six things to help you achieve that:
Keep the words off your slides – set yourself a goal of having a maximum of six or seven words per slide – ideally one or two – remember your slide should be a prompt not a script
Use your voice – it’s a very powerful tool when you are presenting
Only deliver content that the audience wants not the content that you want
Be confident and enthusiastic without being overwhelming but importantly give the impression you are enjoying delivering your presentation
Prepare well – the structure content and flow of your presentation – be a ruthless editor
Practice – using the kit and getting the timing right – remember to deliver in practice in 80-85% of your allocated time
If you are listening to this podcast before 15:30 PM GMT on Wednesday, December 16th you can still join my end of year ‘Top sales and presenting tipster 2021’ webinar sharing the best tips from this year's awesome podcast guests
Here is the link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_tdiVB6PSQeu8-VC8Pr1VLg