IDG TECHtalk Voices Online presentations have unique requirements for success. Here are three important things to keep in mind as you prepare and deliver a presentation online.
Overcoming Presentation Panic If Toastmasters provides you with a space and ready audience for the regular practice of the basic tenets of business presentation, great. But remember why you are there.
Overcoming Presentation Panic Creativity, innovation and disruption rule business today. So, the idea of incorporating improvisation – or improv as it’s popularly known – as a potential engine for creativity into tech organizations makes sense.
Overcoming Presentation Panic It used to be everyone wanted to be a rock star. These days, everyone wants to give a TED Talk. But in everyday business we don’t need rock stars, we just need to be able to develop and deliver good ideas, presented with energy and conviction. Let’s get back to where we once belonged.
Overcoming Presentation Panic Slide management is not simply managing the order in which your slides are presented (although that’s paramount.) It also addresses the way in which companies or departments can share the creative content they generate for all of their presentations more broadly throughout their organizations.
Overcoming Presentation Panic Lots of executives want their business presentations to be funny or entertaining. They seem enamored of the old vaudeville saw, “Always leave them laughing.” That’s funny.
Overcoming Presentation Panic Should you memorize a speech when you have to give a business presentation? No. You are giving a business presentation, not a speech. Save the speech for after dinner.
Overcoming Presentation Panic Some tech managers in the U.S. are concerned about speaking with an overly robust accent.Those who perceive speaking English with an accent as a weakness may feel self-conscious or lack self-confidence. They may shy away from giving presentations altogether. That can be a loss for the presenter and audiences alike. Does anything need to be done and is there anything you can do?
Overcoming Presentation Panic Many presenters are relieved when there are no questions during or after their presentation. But no questions is rarely a good sign. Good and even difficult questions are what you want as a presenter.
Overcoming Presentation Panic Coaching and advice for anyone who is called upon to deliver a business presentation. Is there anyone who has not heard, "Don't read your PowerPoint slides to the audience during a presentation"? We think this means we are not supposed to even look at our slides for fear of temptation.
Overcoming Presentation Panic How many slides should you include in your presentation deck? Have too many PowerPoint slides? Introducing a new technology solution requires 4 basic image slides.
Overcoming Presentation Panic Any presentation on new technology requires a strong supporting narrative. Without a compelling narrative, each audience member is likely to invent one of their own and those narratives can take on a dark tone, making it more difficult for you to receive a warm reception.
Overcoming Presentation Panic The ability to reach an audience can make the difference between delivering a presentation and delivering a great presentation. Knowing your audience and how to meet their specific needs goes a long way to overcoming any fear you may have of the audience and failing to reach them.
Overcoming Presentation Panic The ability to deliver a great business presentation: to present yourself, your work, analysis, ideas, and recommendations to groups of fellow managers and decision makers, has always been important to individual success. As we continue to transition to an information and technology based economy – where STEM talent is increasingly launching transformative companies or being promoted into higher levels of management in larger organizations – the ability to present well becomes critically important to the success not only of the individual, but to a project, a team, and the company as well.