By Lucinda Cross
Presentations require energy and effort. This will give you the edge you need in order to rock your audience and give them more than what they expect.
Here are 3 ways to set your next presentation on FIRE that I personally use:
1. Try your best to find out about your audience and the state of mind they are in. This will help you to craft the right message and have the right amount of energy. Think of what your audience is expecting and then surprise them by doing more.
2. Give your audience more than two reasons to invite you back for a repeat performance. Show them that you are an expert in your field. Show your personality; be open and down to earth. Use humor gracefully and graciously.
3. Connect with your audience. Intellectual involvement will ignite your them. Get them involved- intellectually, emotionally and maybe physically without over doing it. This allows them to become a part of the performance. (This is what most concert performers do, they get people to sing along, rock and sway, jump and shout. The people feel like they attended one of the best concerts ever because they were a part of the performance.)
Have a signature opening and closing. You can play music or a movie clip before you start or you can close with an exercise or poem for example. Be creative
After you set your presentation on FIRE and the audience is well fed. Think about what you want to happen next. What action steps do you want your audience to take away after your presentation?\
Stephen Covey, author of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People stated” begins with the end in mind.” You should know what you want your audience to come away with and this will help you with delivering a power house, on FIRE presentation.
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Looking to create that signature presentation? Need assistance with adding some creative spice to your presentation? Maybe you just need help with the full presentation and would like some one on one support? Email me I will be glad to assist you.
Lucinda Cross is a teacher, an innovator, a change agent and an author. Lucinda uses speaking, training and mentoring to help business moms attract quality clients and grow their business effortlessly by becoming an expert in their field. She is the author of Corporate Mom Dropouts and has a blog by the same name.