There are many reasons that we make presentations. Sometimes, we are sharing information; sometimes, we are persuading people to take an action. Oftentimes, we are doing both. We might even be inspiring others to reach for the stars! No matter the reason, being able to stand in front of a room and convey a compelling and memorable message is in invaluable skill.
I come to the teaching and coaching of presentation skills with several strong beliefs.
Becoming a good presenter is a matter of identifying and changing specific behaviors. It takes time and effort and it isn’t always comfortable. But by courageously watching yourself on video and becoming aware of how you come across, by learning and putting into action basic principles of good presenting, and by opening up to constructive feedback and working to change your behavior, you can transform your ability to present. I can guarantee that because I’ve seen it happen time and time again!