1. Â Use an economy of words. Be ruthlessly efficient in the words you use, and speak quickly. Hold my attention by challenging me to keep up with you.
2. Â Proper tone and volume. Come at me with energy, a positive attitude and sufficient volume.
3. Â Fewer words, fewer slides. Don't feed me PowerPoint. Use the slides as you must to guide you in talking with me, not using the slides to communicate for you.
4. Â Show videos. A good one will reinforce your point.
5. Â Tell stories. I'll forget data but remember a story.
6. Â Know the audience and communicate appropriately. Start with me. What do you want me to know?
7. Â Believe what you're selling. If you don't passionately believe it, don't expect me to.
8. Â Tell me to do something. Give me a call to action.
9. Â Don't slouch. It's a podium not a park bench.
10. Â Itâ€™s not about what you know; itâ€™s about what I need to know. Don't feed me everything you know, but work backward and leave me with what I need to know.Thatâ€™s one senior executiveâ€™s list of what he expects from presenters. What are your favorites? What would you add? If youâ€™re someone who regularly makes presentations, what are your resolutions to raise your level of performance this year?
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