7 Most Common Business Presentation Mistakes… and how to avoid them

7 Most Common Business Presentation Mistakes… and how to avoid them

Do you know the 7 most common mistakes people make in business presentations? Are you or your colleagues guilty of perhaps one or more of these?

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.

To download the full guide to a better presentation, click here.

Other blogs to help you improve your business presentations are:

  • Preparing For Business Presentations: Structuring Your Presentation
  • Preparing For Business Presentations: Preparation Tips
  • Preparing For Business Presentations: Why Preparation Can Save You
  • Business presentations Do’s and Don’ts – Don’t talk AT the audience!

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.

Dee Clayton

Posted by Dee Clayton on 30 May 2013

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