Secret #1 is the toughest one: Be prepared to make a few ‘not so great presentations’. The first time you do anything is not going to be as good as the 10th or 100th time. Jump on the learning curve immediately and get started. You’ll quickly start enjoying the progress you can see and feel […]
There are people who speak better English than you do. There are people who have more vocabulary and a better accent. Some people have more flair and pizazz than you do… But who cares? The answer is: nobody cares. Decide what you want and how you can structure the message in your next presentation to […]
Each of your talks should contain an element of entertainment. It should be informative and entertaining to listen to you. When preparing your next talk, ask yourself the question, “Would I want to sit through this?” If the answer is no, keep refining the message.
When you are making a presentation, the real challenge is to deliver a message your audience will remember. To do that, create a STAR moment (Something They’ll Always Remember). How do you do that? 1° Use a prop: a physical object is much easier to remember than a concept; what object can you associate to […]
I recently went to meet a prospect on a sales visit. Upon arriving, I noticed that he was clearly having an unexpectedly hectic day. He apologized profusely and said he only had 15 minutes maximum for me. I smiled and said, “That’s more than enough.” We spoke for a few minutes and agreed on the […]
When was the last time you sat in a meeting room observing a presentation and the presenter gave you loads of text on each slide? Your challenge was to decide whether you would listen to the presenter or try to understand the slides; of course, you can read much faster than people normally speak. Remember […]