Presentation Basics - Principle #1
It's been over a year since we first talked about presentations, and we only talked about one very narrow aspect of presentations: the use and mis-use of PowerPoint. Sure, PowerPoint is important, but even if you master it, your presentations can still be terrible. (Whether you read your slides to your audience or not.)
Presentations are a core skill for managers. If, right now, you don't consider yourself exceptional at presenting, we believe you're at a disadvantage in your career. We feel strongly that presenting skills are an under-invested in skill-set, and smart managers know that small improvements in this area can make a big difference. It's so important, in fact, that we'll probably have at least 20 casts on presentations in the coming years. Part of this is because Mark is a professional speaker, has been a speechwriter, coaches executives on presentations both broadly and on specific speeches, and partly because BOTH of us have had to sit through many presentations whose ideas die an early death unrelated to their own merits. We've actually seen it happen to our own members. LIVE.
In this cast, we BARELY scratch the surface, but share just ONE basic principle of great speakers that apply to business presentations. You're not going to become great with just this one cast, but you ARE going to look better than your peers. We look forward to the first member sending us a note describing the unexpectedly great response they got when they put our recommendations to work for them and their ideas.
- Presentation Basics - Principle #1 Shownotes (PDF) Presentation Basics - Principle #1 Shownotes (PDF)
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