I was recently invited to speak at the Watford Chamber of Commerce on this topic – ‘7 Most Common Business Presentation Mistakes, and how to avoid them’ I think almost everyone there admitted to making at least one of these at some point in their business careers! Take a look at our FREE FIVE PAGE REPORT that goes through each of the mistakes in detail and how to avoid them next time you stand up to give a presentation – but here’s an overview:
M – Monkeys – Make sure you get rid of nerves and fears and tame our monkeys
I – Individual – Work out who you are as a speaker and get really comfortable being yourself
S – Story – Plan out the “story” you want the audience to follow. Everything can fit a story.
T – Timing – Plan your time, practise keeping to time and stay on time!
A – Action – Always consider what action you want people to take AFTER your presentation
K – Keepsake – In some talks you’ll need to make it easy to find you again when the time is right
E – Engage – More & more you need to make your business presentations engaging or they’ll be texting!
By reminding yourself of these 7 mistakes, you are more like to build to ensure you deliver a great business presentation every time.
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If you would like to learn how to master these and other business presentation skills then take a look at our presentation training courses or contact us today to talk through any questions you may have. We work with companies (and individuals) that want to see fast results and a step-change in their teams’ presentation skills. We help marketing, sales and executive teams with our award-winning approach so that they can communicate more effectively.
Think about the speakers you admire, and you’ll notice that they share a common trait: they have all mastered how to use effective pauses. The humble pause is often overlooked, but it really shouldn’t be …
The presentation is your chance to shine. You are away from the constraints of just answering questions.
“What’s your X-Factor?”
Treat it as your opportunity to show others what makes you unique.
Recently we ran an event for the 40 members of the global sales team of a multi-national, working with them to ‘Tame their Public Speaking Monkeys’ and help them increase their confidence when presenting.