For a presentation to be useful (i.e., to help an audience make a decision), it needs a succinct narrative supported by relevant data and purposeful visuals. There should be no extraneous information or visuals for the sake of visuals.
Slide titles like “Agenda,” “Revenue” or “Update” do nothing to illuminate the meaning of the slide. When the slide title doesn’t say much, your audience must work to decode your message. What a waste of prime real estate!
Everyone wants to boost his or her professional skill set to become more credible and influential. What is the one skill that will boost your value the most? The answer is simple: The ability to communicate ideas clearly and succinctly.
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Leaders at all levels who honor these requests are positioned to establish or validate their credibility and the credibility of their information. They are more likely to influence an executive audience.
Introverts can use their listening skills to notice how the audience is feeling, which enables them to pace their delivery to match the audience. They also often put in more preparation time, as they don’t mind being alone for hours to plan.
In today’s skeptical and information-driven world, the ability to authentically communicate with others has become a coveted skill.
If you’re presenting to a group, structure a narrative that speaks to as many constituencies as possible. A flexible story that includes multiple characters and addresses their conflict demonstrates that you have broad considerations about who is...