Have you ever heard that the way you present your ideas is as important as the idea itself?
In real estate it's location, location, location. In presentation skills it's preparation, preparation, preparation.
Bookends start and finish a set of books on a mantle piece. The books would collapse without them. Bookends also apply to dealing with people. Simple conversations, business presentations and corridor negotiations all have bookends to keep them intact. In this article, I focus on business presentations and tell you what I mean about bookends and their importance in delivering a successful and professional presentation.
Have you ever sat in an audience and heard the presenter apologise for the quality or readability of their visual? Do you ever wonder why they used it in the first place? I do. If you know a visual is poor, why use it? There is no point and you should never put yourself in the position where you feel you have to apologise for any element of your presentation.
Keep it short, sharp, punchy and visual.
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There are some people who walk into a room and you can almost feel the energy levels in the room double. Other people walk into a room and seem to drain the room of energy - energy vampires.
Audiences around the world are all different. Cultural, social and religious differences impact on how people learn, take in information and interact with presenters.
There’s no need to add an acting degree to your financial and business qualifications but if you want to give your audience a memorable experience and get them to act on your message, try adding a little GLOSS to your presentation.
Every presentation, short or long, formal or otherwise, involving any type of audience...is a clear reflection of executive quality and potential.
In the current very competitive business climate, the personal presentation of proposals is becoming vital in achieving a successful outcome.
Begin with the end in mind & 'know your audience, know yourself & know your stuff!'
A successful presentation is one that communicates with your audience. The keys to ensuring this are to know your message and know your udience.
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