Set the stage on FIRE

When getting ready to do a presentation think it through in your mind from the beginning to the end. You want to see the outcome  before even writing a single word. You want to set the stage on FIRE leaving the audience engaged and energized. By following a few simple steps it will help you to not give a good presentation but a GREAT one.

Step 1: Start with your story. They asked you to do a presentation because you must have achieved success in an area they would like more information on. Take this as a huge compliment and elaborate on it. Do not feel you are being egotistical because you are talking about you, you are not. You are simply Setting the Stage. You can also produce a short video clip preparing them for your presentation.

Step 2: Identify what your message of the day will be and weave in and out of this through out the day but always returning to it in the end. Remember everything starts with the end first.

Step 3:  Practice, Practice, Practice You can not over practice. Stand in front of a room, use your children, family pets, stuffed animals etc as your audience. You need to smile and make eye contact with your audience even if it is a pillow. Use index cards until you are ready to go free hand. If you will be holding a microphone hold a hairbrush as a prop. Use a mirror reflecting back at you so you can see your body language. You want to set the stage as close to reality as possible.

Step 4: Stay on time. Pay close attention to your time. You have to respect the audiences time. This means start on time and end on time. Stay on point during the presentation if you feel you are going down a bunny trail real it in and get back on track.

The most important rule to presenting is enjoy the subject matter you are talking about. Your enthusiasm is contiguous. The audience will feel your energy and in turn they will become fired up. They will take the information you provided them with and implement. Which of course means Mission Accomplished .

 

 

 

 

Michele Molinaro

I have been a business owner for over 25 years but can say for the first time; “I own my business it doesn’t own me.” I have traded in my Brick and Mortar for a Click and Order. This gives me financial and time freedom. My business is operates 24 hours a day 7 days a week with no employees. I wake up when I am done sleeping and am able to work anywhere in the world there is a WiFi connection.

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