Presentation Skill Mistakes
Last week my husband and I attended an awesome 4 day work conference! I decided
to sit in on both days of business presentations hoping there would be a nugget or
two I could share with you.
Presenting to an audience of 100 to 300 top producers were executives of a large
company. While overall the presentations were good, three pet peeves of mine
were running wild at times. I bring them to your attention in hopes that you won't
hold your audiences of any size, whether 3 or 3,000, hostage to these presentation
blunders, my top pet peeves.
First - annoying fillers like "um," "uh," or even phrases like "you know." If you
previously downloaded and read my Top 52 Presentation Tips, this is one of the
plagues affecting many of us who present ideas or products in any setting! Using
fillers is one certain way to bore your audience and set people to doodling on any
piece of paper in front of them or staring blankly into the air. Start to assess your
use of fillers and if you find them in your speech - begin to put a silent pause in
their place. With enough practice, you'll eliminate them altogether!
Second - read off bullet points directly from the slides! As children we huddle
around our teacher as he or she holds up the book being read so we can see the
pictures and the words. As children we are learning! As adults, a speaker's slide
presentation supports and can guide them through their presentation. When I listen
to a speaker I want to hear their mind, their heart and their style. I can read points
on a slide on my own so please, don't be like a child's teacher; be someone who
adds value, life and personality to your presentation.
Third - spending long lengths looking at one part of the audience. Have you ever
noticed how some speakers limit the movement of their head and eyes? How
sometimes speakers avoid eye contact or attention with where you are sitting? It's
annoying and insulting.
To stay out of trouble with audience blunders: don't annoy and don't insult.
Copyright© Patricia Weber,
Pat Weber is a coach, certified telelcass leader, and corporate trainer She is most
noted for dauntless energy and provocative motivation. Clients appreciate her
incisive, effective communication skills.
With personal coaching, a teleclass, an online email course or on-site workshop,
you can rid yourself of frustration, deal with your overwhelm, and discover how you
can get what you want, more easily and more often.
Visit her website at http://www.prostrategies.com, sign up for a free Newsletter Subscription to
Crux of the Matter and get the free report 52 Presentation Tips Without PowerPoint.
Did You Blow that Presentation?Comstock's MagazineYou try your best and prepare your hardest for a big presentation, but something goes awry. Nothing deflates your self-esteem faster than a missed opportunity. Disappointing as it may it be, remember everyone has off days â€” look at Adele during the ...
Cavaliers Trophy PresentationNBA.comCavaliers Trophy Presentation. Watch the trophy ceremony and interviews with Kyrie Irving and LeBron James as the Cavaliers beat the Celtics 4-1 in the Eastern Conference Finals. Playoffs 2017: East Finals -- Celtics (1) vs. Cavaliers (2). 6:03. Watch ...Cleveland Cavaliers Basketball News, Schedule, Roster, Stats - SB NationSB NationBoston Celtics Basketball News, Schedule, Roster, Stats - SB NationSB NationGolden State Warriors Basketball News, Schedule, Roster, Stats - SB NationSB Nationall 2,045 news articles »
Budget committee hears electronic poll book presentationCitizentribunePrior to the presentation, Hamblen County Mayor Bill Brittain said he will prepare debt and refinancing options for the committee to review at its next budget meeting on Tuesday, May 30. Brittain said he is also working to prepare a second draft of the ...
Inside Higher Ed (blog)
This is a (Presentation) RecordingInside Higher Ed (blog)One thing we haven't really touched on is the benefits of recording your presentations and watching the recording afterwards. There are different contexts in which you might record yourself. For example, you might record a conference presentation or a ...
Benton Co. to Show Presentation Dealing with Online DangersKNWABENTON COUNTY, Ark.- - The Benton County Sheriff's Office Cybercrimes Division will host a "Parents Night Out" event to show a presentation dealing with online dangers. The presentation will show parents the dangers children face online and how to ...
Toy Library Presentation To Be Held At Sandwich LibraryCapeNews.netThe presentation next week is one of several that Ms. Willsea will be giving in hopes of promoting the concept and gathering support. â€śWe're looking for appropriate space to serve as our headquarters and central hub location, as well as for volunteers ...