Presenting

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Presenting is harder for some than it is for others. Presenting has many do’s and don’ts, and is really important for many aspects of life. In the business world presenting is key for many people. Many business men and women present weekly if not daily. Going to the business world one must be able to adapt and be ready to present as part as their job title. Personally i have a lot of experience with presenting. All the way through school i have had to present quite a bit and that has given me a lot of practice in presenting. Also i am a coach and i present every day. As a coach your whole job is presenting. All of the players look up to you and listen to you and it is your job to get what you want across clearly.

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It is one thing to have a lot of information, but you have to be good at presenting to get that information out. For instance, someone can know a lot about baseball but if they cannot present well then they will fail as a coach. The need to seem confident and in charge to their players. They will not listen to the information if the coach cannot get their point across clearly. The same thing is the case for the business world. Someone in the business may know a lot about the company and have useful information to help the company succeed, but if they cannot present well and get the information across they will not excel at their job. As a presenter, one must come across confident, focused, and easy to follow. Also depending on the setting, there is different ways to present. There is formal, relaxed, you can use more charts and graphs, or live demonstration. There are a lot of different ways to present. As a presenter you must figure out the best option and the best way to get the information across to your audience.

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Also using jargon is risky depending on your audience. As a geek talking to suits, the geek needs to be careful and use words the suits will understand. The geek does not want to make the suits feel dumb or not understand the presentation. Jargon is great if it is geeks presenting to geeks, or suits presenting to suits. But it is important to make the audience feel comfortable with your delivery and make sure they understand what you are saying. So jargon is risky and this is why you must know your audience before presenting.

11 Easy Ways to Finally Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking

  1. Reframe the questions you ask yourself. …
  2. Practice as if you’re the worst. …
  3. Avoid this by practicing out loud and verbalizing your complete presentation. …
  4. Memorize the sequence of your slides. …
  5. Create a backup slide for some answers. …
  6. Visualize your presentation. …
  7. Stop seeing your presentation as a performance.
  8. Take some deep breaths.
  9. Try “power posing” before the presentation.
  10. Pause frequently.
  11. Come to terms with audience expressions.

 

here is a helpful video that talks about presenting:

As a coach of 16 year olds it is difficult to get them to listen some times. I need to find new and exciting ways to present and make things interesting to them. Each player is different and learns different ways. As a coach i try to be more personal with my players. Sometimes in certain situations i am called to be more formal and go about coaching in a more dictatorship way. But for the most part i like to be more relaxed with my players. When i talk to them, i don’t talk don to them, i try to have discussions with them. I like them to feel like they can ask questions and put their input in too. I don’t want them to feel like I’m just telling them to do things my way, especially i they do not understand why. If were all on the same page and they understand why they are doing it, it creates a better atmosphere for the whole team.

An interesting article on KILLER PRESENTATIONS

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