Let’s face it, creating content for a captivating presentation as well as effectively communicating it with a target audience can be daunting. Have you ever stared blankly at the computer screen when it comes time to write a speech? Maybe, nerves come into play about actually giving the speech live which produces even more anxiety than writing it. Or perhaps, it is a combination of both.
As soon as the words come out of your mouth, they’re out there and the moment is gone and there is no way to hit rewind, edit and make changes. When giving a speech, the only thing that matters is the moment when all eyes are on you. A well-designed presentation is a tool to promote your big ideas as well as change and transform the way people think, what they feel, and what they do.
A well-crafted presentation needs to be compelling, easy-to-understand and is fundamental to establishing a strong executive presence. Presenting skills are equally important.
Are you ready to create content that is ready for prime time and steal the show when it’s your moment? Here are several guidelines and tips from Professor Patrick Winston of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology presentation “How to Speak” that will support you in crafting and delivering quality presentations.
In Part 2, we will take you through Delivering the Presentation and Finishing the Presentation!