Better presentations aren’t a luxury. Connecting online or in person is an essential skill for anyone driven to make an impact. Whether you’re presenting to a group of 17 or 70,000, live or virtually, present like a confident change-maker, without fear or imposter syndrome, no matter your experience level.
In this episode Jacqueline Farrington, Author of Better Presentations: How to Present Like a Pro, provides proven insights on presentation skills that will build confidence and mastery, elevate your presentation, and provoke positive change. Jacqueline’s methods reach beyond the podium to help you build trust, create rapport, and have more influence in any situation. You’ll learn to make the most of your voice, body, and language; incorporate stories for emotional impact; build connection and rapport; work with visuals; deal with questions; present with others; and cope with the unexpected.
Present like a Pro
What it means to think like an actor and why should we start there as a way to think about what we’re doing without presentations?
Starting with the audience first is always crucial. And of course, understanding not just what they know about your topic, but also understanding what their expectations are and what their needs are.
When you think about showing up to be helpful, get your attention off of yourself and onto the room, the environment, and the people that you’re communicating with, we’re talking about connecting with a bigger purpose.
Without clarity, you’ll tend to put way too much information in. Instead, say this is my clarity, this is what I know now that actually is crucial and what needs to go into my presentation to support that.
Let’s start with finding ourselves and our best selves in terms of how we’re showing up, and then what does that look like virtually?
There’s always a range and different people have different situations, but what’s going to be most effective for us with virtual backdrops and presentations based on the research?
Internalize versus memorizing presentations, and hellers (three pieces of speech).
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