Are you wearing your Wonder Woman Pants (or Superman Pants)?

Screen Shot 2013-06-18 at 06.42.21I may not be Wonder Woman (!) but if I were and I wore THOSE pants when presenting this is what they would give me:

Flexibility – oh that elastic is useful.  In the same way having flexibility when you prepare and deliver presentation is key.  Firstly to have a flow to your presentations so that it is easy to follow and easy to listen to.  Secondly build into your structure the flexibility to:

  •  shorten ( if time is running out)
  •  to expand ( only if adds to what is being said and only if it supports your key message and purpose)
  •   to respond to your audience ( here I don’t mean just their questions but how they are receiving the presentation as you speak)

Support – in a presentation give yourself plenty of support.

  •  Support beforehand so that you get input and feedback as you prepare (find yourself a good mentor)
  • Support during ( have a practical PROMPT just in case – not slides but something like the Pathway Planner I teach my clients to use)
  • Support afterwards by having a method of collecting feedback and to follow up action.

Elegance – ok. So the Wonder Woman pants (or Superman Pants) are not elegant at all but a presentation can and in my opinion should be.  The better we get at speaking to groups and the more skilful we get, a presentation can be elegant, persuasive and a thing of beauty to construct and deliver.

If you would like to chat about how you can make your presentations flexible, supportive and elegant, then call me on 07946604859 or email on Catherine@catherinesandland.com.

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