Of all the reasons to stand before a microphone and address an audience, persuading people to take up your cause is one of the toughest.
Many a speaker has lamented the loss of a traditional opening joke in their presentations as an act of contrition to the gods of political correctness and growing cultural and gender awareness.
Ask most seasoned presenters how many years it took before they could consistently captivate their audience and they’re likely to tell you many. But what if we told you there were specific tips you could follow to help you become an awesome speaker sooner rather than later?
What distinguishes “good” from amazing when it comes to giving a presentation?
Good means that you presented a credible handling of your topic. Some of your audience members learned something new from what you said, and some moved to accept your point of view. On top of that, you didn’t embarrass yourself.
A creative presentation is one that ignites the passion of your audience. They walk out enthused, amazed and marvelling at the ideas they have just heard.
You can prepare, practice, and polish your presentation until you are confident that you can deliver it as a thorough professional.