...even the Undead will be awed and amazed!
Do your presentations turn your audience into the sitting dead? Do you see lots of glazed-over eyes, drooling lips, and inexplicable calls for "brains... more brains!"
Sorry to say. It's not them — it's YOU.
You need a better presentation.
A killer presentation.
Luckily, I've got the 7 keys to a killer presentation right here — courtesy of North of 41's Killer Presentation panel @EnvironicsPR — just in time for Halloween. Brainssss!
|Background: The Panel. Foreground: The Undead.|
Key #1 — Don't get thrown off by the size and scale of your audience. Stick to the core of your story, narrative, or pitch — that should never change.
Key #2 — That said, push for interaction when your audience is small. Aim for more one-on-one connections, turn your presentation into a conversation.
Key #3 — Focus on preparation, not practice. Even the Undead appreciate spontaneity and unplanned anecdotes. Know your material, but don't memorize — mesmerize!
Key #4 — Develop a pre-presentation ritual that works for you:
(1) Find a quiet place to focus and psyche yourself up
(2) Introduce yourself to your audience and work the room
(3) Discreetly sharpen your machete (and/or sword)
|"Me? You mean... me??!"|
Key #5 — Start with a bang! (...not a groan.) Don't ease into your message. Grab your audience's attention and pull them into your roller-coaster story.
Key #6 — Try to connect with your audience on a personal level. Talk about something everyone can appreciate, show them you're one of them. Do you like brains, too?? Hell, that's a start!
Key #7 — Fact check. Then double fact check. Then... triple fact check. Don't blow your credibility with a misquote, mis-stat, or misfire. Be an expert on your information. Aim for the head!
Got another key to a killer presentation? Have a story to share? Comment below!