Here's what writers and speakers often believe that is just flat-out wrong: "This material is so valuable that all I have to do is provide it and they'll listen."
No, they won't.
Listening is hard.
Unless you make your talk compelling on its face, all the life-and-death power in the world won't get the audience to listen, let alone take action.
Don't kid yourself. Your first task is *not* explaining stuff. It's not even persuasion. Your first task is **getting them to pay attention.**
Don't end up with a nasty surprise. Plan ahead for getting the prop on stage, and ensuring they can see it from the back of the hall.
It’s tough to stand out in a meeting… but there are ways.
Join Business Accelerator April Shprintz and me on Friday for a quick tour of ways to make you and your ideas **pop** in a meeting, whether it’s on Zoom or in person.
Check out the video for a preview!
We’ll be on Zoom at noon ET in the US. Register here.
One of the keys to a great speech is putting the speaker at ease -- filling in the mental blanks that every speaker has at the outset of an event. Here's how to fix that. LIKE THESE TIPS? GET A LIBRARY OF THEM BY JOINING THE MAGIC SHOW.
PowerPoint in person: use big fonts and skimp on the detail. But PowerPoint via Zoom means the viewer is basically visiting a web page. That means the traditional cautions about PowerPoint no longer apply. Feel free to be more detailed.