How do you know what a good presentation looks like, sounds like and works?
Few of us were born with the skills to speak on stage, I know I wasn’t. So, you have sat through a 40 or 60 second network pitch: A 20 minute story or a 45 minute keynote. What can you do to take lessons from it and then improve it for yourself?
I have been using a system which has served me well for six months now.
What Did I Like?
What Would I Change?
What Do I Remember?
When you’re listening to a presentation is it possible to make a note.
What did I like?
- 2 mins: Liked the way the speaker began the presentation with a question (ex)
- ·8 mins: Liked the way the speaker paused and looked around the room.
What would I change?
- At the beginning, the speaker didn’t welcome the audience, make sure I do this
- 6 mins: I would not have put my hands in my pocket
- 10 mins: I would have given a call to action here.
What do I remember?
- I remember that the speaker talked about the influence his mother had on his early choices and the lesson he attached to the story
- I remember the strapline the speaker used to close the presentation
- I remember the speaker smiled as she walked off the stage.
If you follow these steps it will go a long way towards answering some of the questions you may have.
- ]Why am I still anxious? Why am I still having trouble talking about my service? What can I do about it
- The three questions you ask yourself will go a long way towards helping you understand what a good presentation looks and sounds like. For more help on making memorable presentations Click on the links on the site.