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Getting people to attend an event, join your group, or contribute to your favorite cause is actually a form of public speaking that looks “natural” and deceptively easy.
“I felt like myself,” enthused a client who made a good showing when she presented at a candidate’s forum recently. “And I was described by the press as demonstrating leadership.”
We all have seen great presenters who keep their audience engage at all time. Seeing ourselves so separated from those skills makes us think they were born with a talent that we just -well- did not.
This detailed guide is designed to help you identify and avoid the most common presentation mistakes online or in person in 2020, so you can improve the odds of success when it’s your turn to speak to others.
Avoid the biggest presentation mistakes speakers do.
When you want to connect with your team, an online audience or prospective clients reading your blog, I recommend that you gather at least one or two relevant anecdotes or stories to share.
You’ve worked very hard to develop your reputation as the go-to expert in your industry, right?
But with nearly everyone wearing masks now, social distancing rules, and no opportunities for in-person networking or public speaking, what can you do?
You’re getting ready to lead or join an online meeting and you start wondering:
“What needs to happen for my voice to be heard?”
Leave your personal baggage as far as possible from your computer or phone screen when it’s your turn to speak online during a meeting. I realize that may be easier said than done now, given the Coronavirus crisis pushing many of us to unprecedented feelings of frustration, isolation, anxiety, and outright fear of what’s coming.