MMD October 6, 2014 0

Whether you work at a Fortune 500 company and are trying to climb that corporate ladder or you’re an entrepreneur trying to drum up investors, at some point you’re going to have a make a presentation to a room full of people, all whom are more successful than you and whose whole purpose is to judge you and your ideas. I realize that for some, speaking in public is terrifying, let alone selling an idea and essentially yourself. However, like many things in life, you have no choice. If you want to reap the rewards you have to pay the price. Here are a few tips to make sure you look like the next Dale Carnegie while doing a presentation.

Exude confidence: This may seem cliché but it’s so essential when doing a presentation. How can you sell an idea if you don’t believe in it yourself? You have to be confident in what you’re saying. Have a passion for it. That passion will come across and the people listening will sense it. It’s easier for them to get excited if you’re excited. You can’t be meek when you’re giving a presentation. How can a guy who’s too shy to give a presentation be a master of the universe?

Dress the part: When it comes to the suit, go all out. Be the best dressed guy in the room. Everybody watching you present knows that you haven’t reached the level of success that they have but being impeccably dressed will make them notice you. They figure that if you take how you look serious, you might take other things seriously as well. Also, if there are any women in the audience, it doesn’t hurt to look good. There’s also the confidence factor. You can’t be truly confident unless you’re happy with the way you look so suit up.

Know your product: Whether you’re selling an idea, a product, whatever, you need to know it like you know the back of your hand. If you’re reading index cards in the waiting room before you go in to present then you’re not ready. PowerPoint, graphs, etc. should be a backdrop to what you’re saying. All they are is a visual aid to support what you already conveyed verbally. And Frankly, I think PowerPoint is just used to annoy the bejesus out of people. Don’t ever try and let the visuals carry you. It’s super transparent; they’ll catch it from a mile away. There’s nothing to hide behind up there so know your stuff, it should be second nature.

Don’t Lie: This may seem obvious but you’d be surprised how many people get caught in tiny lies than end up snowballing and leaving them crushed and dying under an avalanche. You’re always going to be asked a question about the smallest detail. You should know it but if you don’t say you don’t but that you can easily find out. Don’t lie because then you’ll have to lie on the follow up question and it’s all downhill from there. Be honest. Better to look slightly unprepared and kill the rest of the presentation than look like a liar and let it go up in flames.

Article By: Jon DaBove

Leave A Response »

400-101"> CCIE Routing and Switching Psalm 100-101 NKJV - A Song of Praise for the LORD's 70-410 C2020-703 70-412 Microsoft Real Exam Questions - 100% Free VCE Files 117-202 117-202 070-412 70-417 Microsoft 70-411 Practice Test : Pacifichem 2015 070-480 200-120 CCENT/CCNA ICND1 100-105 Official Cert Guide: 70-487 350-018 350-018 300-207 117-201 Download C9530-404 Exam PDF Questions Answers 4a0-100 70-243 352-001 352-001 117-202 CCNA Routing and Switching ICND2 200-101 Official Cert 4a0-100 600-199 070-410 Pass CISCO 300-115 exam - test questions 70-410 70-331 352-001 070-346 1Z0-060 70-417 C2090-930 4a0-107 JN0-643 210-060 SFC Engineering LLC | Microsoft 070-463 dumps Exam & 1z0-051 dumps Dumps 642-887 dumps 600-199 exam e20-690 dump 070-688 exam RCDD-001 400-351 vce h12-211 pdf Exam Test C2090-930 exam Questions VCE on Vimeo 102-400 exam 70-696 pdf 070-685 vce sk0-004 study guide 101-400 exam 1z0-061 dumps adm 211 practice exam 300-360 dumps 642-996 pdf 100% Pass Guarantee of Your 200-125 dumps 352-001 pdf 200-101 vce 200-310 pdf 100-105 dumps 210-260 pdf 642-732 pdf jn0-643 dumps 642-737 dumps 210-060 pdf 70-243 exam SAP c_hanaimp151 dumps Dumps 300-101 practice test 300-320 exam 300-070 vce 300-075 study guide ex200 study guide 300-115 dumps Cisco 400-101 pdf exam - Reliable IT Certifications Expert on Cisco sy0-401 pdf 101-400 1Z0-061 ADM-211 300-360 642-996 RCDD-001 400-351 H12-211 C2090-930 102-400 Best Lpi 101-400 certification practice 1Z0-061 ADM-211 300-360 642-996 200-120 Best Cisco 100-101 Questions And Answers 070-411 70-410 C2020-703 SK0-004 101-400 1Z0-061 ADM-211 Download 300-360 Exam PDF Questions Answers 350-018 070-410 70-410 100-101 642-747 642-996 300-360 CAS-002 Best Oracle 1Z0-061 IT Test 101-400 H12-211 400-351 RCDD-001 070-688 642-887 JN0-692 Cisco 642-035 exam questions with accurate answers 70-486 220-802 642-742 JN0-343 70-470 642-998 Download Cisco 810-403 Dumps 70-533 70-496 1Z0-047 98-366 500-260 100% Pass 642-732 Exam: Cisco 200-125 2V0-620 300-070 E05-001 JN0-360 300-070 Download VMware 2V0-620 Exams - Free VCE Exams For All 70-346 1Z0-060 1Z0-434 100-101 EX300 N10-006 640-916 HP0-S41 : Building HP Server Solutions Certification Training 70-461 070-346 300-206 HP0-S42 CCNP Routing and Switching ROUTE 300-101 Official Cert Guide 210-451 1Z0-803 EX200 70-532 70-534 210-060 210-065 300-075 300-115 CCDA 200-310 Official Cert Guide, 5th Edition - Cisco Press 300-320 200-125 SY0-401 210-260 352-001 70-411 70-243 70-413 70-331 Easy and Guaranteed 642-747 Exam Success 117-201 200-120 070-411 700-505 700-501 648-232 640-911 The Latest Microsoft 070-462 Exam Study Guide and Exam 100-105 117-201 C9530-404 070-480 70-487 300-115 PMP Best Cisco 300-075 Dumps - Palm United Methodist Church 210-065 210-060