Our goal: give an interesting business presentation.
That seems easy enough, but too often we simply assume that this somehow “just happens.”
And I wager that not many folks spend lots of time on the task.
Let’s look at how you can enrich your presenting in unexpected ways so to give an interesting presentation regardless of your audience.
Let’s discuss how to deepen and broaden your perspective so that it encompasses that proverbial “big picture.”
Let’s start with how to become a 3-D presenter.
Now, this means several things. It includes how you utilize the stage to your utmost advantage, of course, but a major component is the exercising of your mind.
It’s the process of enriching your personal context so that you become aware of new and varied sources of information, ideas, concepts, theories.
It’s a process of becoming learned in new and wondrous ways. Think of it as enlarging your world.
You increase your reservoir of usable material.
As a result, you can connect more readily with varied audiences.
You accomplish this in an ongoing process – by forever keeping your mind open to possibilities outside your functional area. By taking your education far beyond undergraduate or graduate school.
The Interesting Business Presentation
That process increases your personal competitive advantage steadily and incrementally.
By doing something daily, however brief. Something to stretch your mind to establish connections that otherwise might have escaped you.
By reading broadly in areas outside your specialty. By rekindling those interests that excited and animated you early in life.
Read a book outside your specialty. Have lunch with a colleague from a different discipline.
We sometimes cloister ourselves in our discipline, our job, our tight little world, forgetting that other fields can offer especially powerful insights.
For me, it means sitting in on classes taught by my colleagues. It means reading outside my specialty area. It means exposure to doctrines I don’t rightly believe, but probably ought to understand.
How will this help in preparing my own classes? At this point, I can’t be certain. But I know it will. At some point.
And that’s the beauty and potential of it.
I do know that it will enrich my store of knowledge so that my own presentations continue in 3-dimensional fashion. They’ll be connected to the “real world” – textured, deep, and richer than they otherwise would have been.
It will do the same for yours. And it will likely aid in your development into an especially powerful presenter, imbued with professional presence.
For more on how to give interesting, and especially powerful, business presentations, click HERE.