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Why Should You Attend? Because most aspiring leaders know that at some point they will have to present their thoughts, ideas and concepts to other people. That’s what makes them leaders; they’re not afraid to tell other people what they’re up to, where they’re going and ultimately how they’re getting there. What do you need to get you to that level? Is the perception in your industry that you’re leading?
In this Session you will Learn;
If you have to research it, you don’t have the right to talk about it.How many times have you seen someone rattle off a litany of facts and figures that they’ve obviously researched on the internet or at the library.
Seriously, if you have to look it up, then don’t talk about it. Use your experience instead. Experience comes first. This course helps you learn to speak from experience using stories from your life. Stories are memorable!
How can you enroll and engage 100% of your audience 100% of the time? It’s not about you the presenter. It’s about what they, the audience, learn from the presentation. Therefore, my highest recommendation is that you use suggestology instead of data.
Data is boring. Suggestology on the other hand is the art of asking questions and engaging audience participation.When they’re engaged and having fun, they can’t get bored and they will learn faster and retain more.
Axe the PowerPoint. Most speakers use PowerPoint as a crutch to make it through the presentation.Let’s face it, the days of impressing someone with your great “flying sentence” PowerPoint skills are over. PowerPoint is boring.
When you put up a screen, people stare at it and don’t listen and don’t hear you. They are reading. If you absolutely have to use it, then leave it on to make your point then turn it off.
Context is far more important than content. Content will get you into trouble every time and fire hosing people with content is what we call “information overload”. It’s not only boring but seriously, the audience can only absorb so much data. What people hear they tend to forget. So, use a template for presentation that enrolls and engages them and gets them learning by doing.
Finally, use your body language, gestures, voice tone, pitch, speed and volume to be entertaining. There’s nothing worse than a monotone speaker who does nothing but spew out data. You must train to be entertaining. It’s not obvious.
Most speakers never consider the fact that a good presentation is also entertaining. Yes, be educational but please, don’t bore people to death. All the best speakers have taken presentation training to learn the secrets of successful presentations based on edutainment .
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