Years ago, Saturday Night Live character Roseanne Rosanna Danna smacked her gum, rolled her eyes, squirmed in her chair and flaunted her big hair. She got our attention but not our respect because she didn’t look, talk, sound or gesture like a command performer.
The character was fiction but too many people – from supervisors to senior executives – don’t look, talk, sound or gesture like command performers when they make a presentation.
We have helped hundreds of business people and practicing professionals to become more effective communicators whether they are giving a presentation to a group of colleagues, addressing a board meeting, or delivering a speech to a large audience at a conference or seminar.
In working with clients preparing to give a talk, we help them understand the key elements of presenting effectively:
- Structuring your talk the way people absorb information.
- Creating concise key messages, and weaving them through a presentation.
- Using the power of “word pictures” to let the audience see what you are saying.
- Using gestures effectively, adding to your effectiveness rather than distracting listeners.
- Using visuals as an enhancement, not a detraction.
- “Owning” your presentation through structured practice.
We work with you to make your presentations more effective.
To learn more about delivering effective presentations, please contact us.