8 Ways to Improve Your Presentation Skills


8 Ways to Improve Your Presentation Skills

1. Join Toastmasters. Toastmasters is a organization where you will get a chance to work on your impromptu speaking skills, leadership skills, evaluation skills as well as opportunities to practice specific skills in prepare presentations (at your own pace). Clubs typically meet weekly and you can find clubs that meet in the morning, evening, lunchtime to meet your schedule. I highly recommend this! Find a club and attend to learn much more.

2. Consider the Dale Carnegie Course. The Dale Carnegie Course is about much more than speaking, but you will speak in each of the 14 weekly sessions. This workshop is more expensive than Toastmasters but is an excellent program to help with presentation skills, confidence and more.

3. Find opportunities at work. You might have limited opportunities to speak at work, due to the nature of your job, but that doesn't need to keep you from letting people know you desire that chance. Take even opportunities to talk in small meetings as a chance to practice the skills we learned together too!

4. Find opportunities outside of work. Step up in your church or civic group to present some information or be involved in committees or teams that might provide you a chance to hone your skills.

5. Get feedback. Every time you speak ask someone to give you feedback. Ask a trusted friend or colleague to tell you what they saw, heard and observed. Ask one of them to provide you feedback after they are in your audience.

6. Video yourself. You saw the value and power of seeing yourself on tape. Use this tool yourself. Practice a presentation at home and let the camera run - then, watch it and think about what you might do differently to make your message even more powerful.

7. One thing at a time. Choose to work on just one thing at a time. For example, if you want to work on having a stronger WIIFM, make that your major goal for the talk. Pick one thing to especially, consciously work on each time you present. Doing this will help you improve quickly and consciously. Be sure to tell those you are asking for feedback from to look for these key focus areas too!

8. Go Karaoke! A colleague of mine, Jeffrey Gitomer suggests this as a great way to work on your presentation skills. He says that if you can use your skills to get a bunch of uninterested, rowdy (drunk!) people to pay attention to you, you have learned valuable skills that translate to presenting "non-singing" material. I think he is right.

2004, All Rights Reserved, Kevin Eikenberry. Kevin is the President of The Kevin Eikenberry Group, a learning consulting company that helps their Clients reach their potential through a variety of training, consulting and speaking services. Go to www.kevineikenberry.com/training/training.asp">http://www.kevineikenberry.com/training/training.asp to learn more about customized training and workshops on Presentation Skills or contact Kevin at toll free 888.LEARNER.


MORE RESOURCES:
This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news


Ladders

6 presentation pitfalls that kill your credibility
Ladders
I recently attended a conference in London hosted by a very reputable organization featuring speakers from reputable companies. I went there to learn about recruitment industry trends, but instead found myself focused much more on the poor presentation ...



Blevins, Montana State beat NAIA Presentation College 83-68
FOXSports.com
Quadre Lollis led Presentation with 16 points and Jalen Guidry added 15. They combined to make 13 of 19 from the field while the rest of the Saints were 9-of-37 (24 percent) shooting. Montana State shot 58 percent overall despite hitting just 6 of 20 ...

and more »


Harvard Business Review

To Give a Great Presentation, Distill Your Message to Just 15 Words
Harvard Business Review
Fearless public speaking is about more than combating nerves. It's about knowing the technique, the art, and the business of public speaking. In my two years working as a TEDx producer, and my 27 years working in film, television, theater, and events ...



LWV to host development and construction presentation
Moscow-Pullman Daily News
The League of Women Voters of Moscow will host a panel presentation on development and construction around the Moscow area noon-1 p.m. Wednesday in the Arts Workshop of the 1912 Center, 412 E. Third St. Speakers will discuss new construction ...



Community Advocate

Learn how to destress during the holidays at Whittier presentation Nov. 27
Community Advocate
Westborough – Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital, 150 Flanders Road, Westborough will hold a free community education program, “How to Destress Your Life during the Holidays,” Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 12 p.m. Sharon Nolli, senior account executive, Fallon ...



UTON Project Presentation and International Marketing Promotion ...
Business Wire (press release)
On November 6, 2018, the UTON project presentation and international marketing promotion conference was held at InterContinental Singapore. The guests.

and more »


WKBN.com

Group holds check presentation for service dog program in Niles
WKBN.com
NILES, Ohio (WKBN) - A 7-month-old German Shepard puppy is getting a new home. His name is Bubba and he will be a service dog for a veteran. This was able to happen through the company Wags 4 Warriors. Niles First UMC held check presentation for ...



Esperion Therapeutics (ESPR) Highlights Late-Breaking Oral Presentation of Final Study 3 Results (1002-046) of ...
StreetInsider.com
Esperion (NASDAQ: ESPR) announced that the final Phase 3 results from Study 3 (1002-046, also known as CLEAR Serenity) were presented at the American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions in Chicago. The late-breaking oral presentation was ...



Chicago Tribune

Hinsdale Central drama students see parallels to today in presentation of '1984'
Chicago Tribune
When George Orwell wrote “1984,” in 1948, he was writing about a world set in the future. For the Hinsdale Central High School actors bringing the story to life on stage this week, it's a time before they were born. But the message is relevant for the ...



The Morning Journal

Adtaxi holds Lorain presentation to raise awareness of current digital marketing landscape
The Morning Journal
“The presentation will focus on the companies we work with and then new abilities they have for collecting data for advertising,” said Joe Burgess, search and social director for adtaxi. “There are more effective ways for going about advertising a ...


Google News

Eitforum.com ©