Preparing For a Powerful Delivery
Be Prepared To Go Off Course
Itís bound to happen, especially
in a business presentation. Youíll be in the middle of
your presentation and someone will interrupt with a
question or a comment that derails your entire plan.
What to do?
This is an extension of the
previous point. If youíre presenting to an audience
whoís likely to be interactive, to pose questions, and
to make comments throughout your presentation, youíll
need to be prepared to handle it with grace and poise.
When preparing your presentation,
consider all the angles. Look for possible openings
where someone might interject, and be prepared with
whatever information that may be required to handle it.
You might even consider preparing slides and visuals,
and have them ready just in case.
When speaking to a larger
audience, itís less likely that youíll be run off the
road, but in a smaller presentation with a group of
decision makers, itís not only possible, itís likely, so
If you have every angle covered
before you enter the presentation room, your confidence
will be elevated, and your delivery will reflect that.
So, whatís the lesson? Be prepared to be derailed.