From mild mess-ups to major misjudgements
Career-limiting presentation (CLP) is a term I’ve created, and it’s just what it says – any presentation that stops you from climbing the ladder of success and getting that promotion. Although not as grave as career suicide, it will ensure you don’t get promoted because you get stuck with a label that is hard to shake. CLPs happen because of nerves, insufficient planning and/or a lack of presentation skills.
When you deliver a presentation, it’s your best opportunity to be noticed by more senior staff. These are the people who pull the strings in your next career move, often without you even being aware of it. With the best opportunity to impress comes the worst time to make a mistake or miss out on opportunities to shine.
I’ve categorised CLPs into three levels, from mild mess-ups to massive misjudgements. They are all featured in a chart in my upcoming book, but for now, here are just a few of the more common mistakes:
Do you recognise any of these? You’ve undoubtedly witnessed some of them in presentations from others, and there’s a good chance that you’ve even made some of the mistakes yourself. When it comes to public speaking, most people aren’t performing as well as they could. Everyone should aspire to give career-enhancing presentations.
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