That simple word can conjure up a variety of different feelings. Ranging from nerves, dread, anxiety to excitement, anticipation, motivation.
If you run your own business, or have a employed role which requires you to do a lot of client-facing work, then presenting is an extremely essential skill to develop and master.
In the business world, you are constantly presenting, whether you realise it or not.
It is how you present yourself to your colleagues, managers, staff, customers, shareholders, stakeholders, clients, suppliers etc.
Whether you are sitting at your desk speaking to a colleague.
Whether you are on the phone to a supplier.
Whether you are in a meeting with team members.
Whether you are presenting to a group of stakeholders.
Whether you are conducting a 1-2-1 with a client.
Whether you are mingling at a networking event.
Presenting is not just about delivering a formal presentation to a large audience.
It’s how you carry yourself.
How you stand.
How you gesture.
How you walk into a room.
How you look at someone.
How you use your voice.
The expression you have on your face.
Here are some useful tips before you conduct a presentation and when you’re actually in the process of delivering it:
Presenting is a great way to publicise your business, turn prospects into clients, teach others, increase your sales.
Overcoming nerves, structuring presentations effectively, being an engaging presenter, taking advantage of presenting opportunities and actively seeking them will make a tremendous difference to your business success.
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