Knockout Presentations Blog
Giving a knockout presentation is a team sport. It takes a good moderator to help the speaker shine on stage.
It’s not enough to be a confident speaker and subject matter expert. It’s what happens behind the scenes long before the audience ever arrives that will impact the outcome.
Public speaking is about the audience.
Whether speaking in front of a group, a high stakes meeting, or a difficult conversation, we've all faced situations that cause anxiety. Whenever we feel threatened, the lower, primitive brain gets triggered and can hijack the logical brain.
The presenter could have created a word picture, but it wouldn't have been as memorable or as poignant as a physical prop. The audience was moved and broke into applause.
If you sound scripted or slick, your audience will begin to distrust you or your message. In these difficult and uncertain times, the ability to build and communicate trust is absolutely critical.
Even the most seasoned public speakers can be at risk if they don't know how to recognize the danger signals.
There's a secret that professional speakers know but we rarely hear about it. The secret trickles out in overheard statements.
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