Last month we wrote a blog post about how to present to the board. Now we continue the theme with getting the preparation right. You really can’t do anything until you have tamed those Public Speaking Monkeys – the negative internal voices that put doubts in our mind about our presenting abilities. Not only will they hinder your ability to present, but they’ll stop you from preparing effectively. You’ll know they are impacting you if you are a champion procrastinator! Only once the monkeys are gone are you ready to get started.
Here are some top tips for preparing:
Remember that the board are there to listen to the information you present and understand how it impacts upon their business. So make sure that you are clear, concise and compelling and who knows what it could do for your career!
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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.