One common public speaking scenario that clients come to us for help with is presenting to the board of directors. It seems to fill people with fear with countless nights lost sleep prior to the event. Perhaps this is because the board are likely to be more senior (or at least more powerful) than the speaker so it’s perceived to be a high-pressure presentation.
We tend to see the same mistakes being made when presenting to the board, and here they are (so you can ensure you don’t make them).
In our blog next month, we’ll continue this theme with how to prepare for presenting to the board in which we’ll share lots of useful tips and tricks.
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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.