A great idea is useless and meaningless unless it can be communicated correctly. The problem with writing down great ideas is you have to trust someone will actually read what you wrote. In today’s business environment, that is something relatively difficult to trust. The only real, quick way to get your idea out there is to present it.
What does that mean though? Is a presentation something speakers do at events? The truth is you present every time you have an oral conversation with someone. A presentation can be one to one, one to two, or one to hundred. It can also be a group discussion with each individual person contributing to a team. The dynamic to focus on is that you are presenting to them. This element creates a number of challenges, but can also be used to your advantage.
When you write, you can hide behind your words. When you present, you are your words. Your audience creates an automatic image of you and that image flows during your presentation. That image, when not managed correctly, can overshadow or block the message you are trying to convey.
On Tuesday, June 5, David Mantica presented the web seminar “Your Idea is Worthless… Unless you can Powerfully Present It!” David reviewed pragmatic skills, tools and techniques to properly prepare and execute a successful presentation. David discussed planning, preparation, delivery techniques and delivery challenges. He focused on actions to be taken before and during the presentation in order to increase the power of the message and the success of the idea.
Listen to the recording of it in its entirety by clicking View Event Recordings (at the top right).