Knockout Presentations Blog
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.
High pressure situations don't have to derail your presentation.
The attendees left with new ideas, new technology, and new friends. The future looks exciting.. And the future is now!
How often has this scenario played out? It could be an executive meeting, a sales, call, or a group interview. The presenter looked the part, knew the content, but it was the wrong context.
Where is the dividing line between passion that conveys gravitas and passion that results in a loss of credibility?
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