There is ample evidence that anxiety is the greatest barrier to developing the skills to present like a pro. Anxiety feeds the misconception that some people are born presenters and others are not. This is untrue. Extroverts who are confidence speakers do not always deliver the best presentations because they often fail to prepare adequately and do not create a well structured argument or flow. Presentation is a learned skills with many facets to it. You owe it to yourself to develop these skills sooner rather than later. They will not only help you advance in your career, but in every other facet of life too.
Be realistic, but be optimistic too
One of our philosophies is to be realistic in your expectations of progress. You can’t expect every presentation to be better than the last. Often conditions change as do the audiences you address, and your presentation should not be the same for different audiences anyway. When your presentation did not go as planned, treat it as a learning curve and evaluate what you need to do to improve next time. If it went well and you achieved your desired outcome, why not celebrate and remember what went right so that you can repeat it in the future. One of our mantras is to go easy on yourself.
Our methodology creates tangible results because delegates not only hear, they also do. Delegates graduate with the knowledge, skills and attitude to deliver results orientated presentations. They are also given the resources to continue their learning journey, resulting in ongoing improvement and an increase in presentation ability and confidence.
More short videos below answer the questions”Why presentation skills?”, “What happens on course”, “What different” and “How to prepare to come on course”