How many of us have been is a situation where our presentation fell flat, draining the energy of the audience, especially when we are given the after lunch spot or have to deliver the last presentation of the day? One thing that virtually every marketing person has to do is learn to give a great presentation. In a 3 minute video on giving an effective presentations Nick Morgan, CEO of Public Words, lists 5 steps. Here is my outline of what he said, and a link to the video.
Before you start think about the needs of the audience. What will keep them engaged instead of looking at their Blackberry or iPhone? Also think about the fact that you'd like to get good marks for your presentation. These days, your performance can easily end up being commented on, or even voted on, on social media sites.
Here's a link to the Create and Effective Presentation video. What other links - internal and external could we add? Is there another good reference, perhaps a blog about public speaking?
How do you engage with your audiences? What techniques have worked best for you? Let us know.
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