We’ve all heard speakers who
unemotionally recite facts or, even
worse, simply read the pres-
no passion. Similarly,
an exciting, engaging
speaker who has no content may
not be bookable for long. Be pas-
sionate about your audience and com-
mitted to their experience in the time
you have with them. Work to be audi-
ence-centric in your content, interac-
tion and delivery.
3Visualize beyond the words. Think of visualizing as a form of goal-setting. When you establish
targets in any situation, these define success or how near or far you are from success. When I visualize how a presentation
will go, I’m setting a goal to be met or
measured against. It’s a target, but it’s
also a natural reassurance. I can see it
happen; therefore, I can make it happen.
There are zillions of ways to para-
phrase every single detail you want to
share. If your engagement will include
audio-visual components, now is the
time to start compiling and considering
the triggers and prompts you’ll use to
build your confidence and flow. Revise
your copy and include:
Cues for materials and distribution
Syncing with a PowerPoint®
Developing your sequence of
words and actions.
Flesh that out and you’ll see yourself
delivering a killer presentation.
6SURE;FIRE STEPS FOR STAYING ON TOP OF YOUR GAME