Understanding Yourself Leads to More Persuasive Presentations
In order to become the best presenter possible, begin by understanding yourself. The first step in self-discovery is thinking about how you behave when you and your ideas are out of the spotlight. Then, figure out how you can play off of your strengths and be exactly the same way when you are presenting.
Many believe there is one right way to "be" as a presenter on stage. However, not all people are alike off-stage. So, why should we all be alike in the spotlight? There are many ways to be effective when you present, so work on tailoring your presentation style to your strengths and making it fit your aesthetic and personality.
To better understand yourself and the best way for you to present, ask yourself the following questions:
Finding Your Presentation Style
According to 24 Slides, the six most common presentation styles are:
After examining that list, ask yourself: do you present in one of these six styles? Then, ask yourself into which category SHOULD you fall, and if one of these styles is more suited to create buy-in.
When it comes to presenting, the way you deliver the speech isn't always clear, and there isn't a cut-and-dry answer about the best and most effective presentation styles. However, when it comes to delivering presentations that move, one thing is clear: audiences prefer presenters who DON'T use slides -- which means YOU are the medium, and you're worth putting some time and work into.
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