Monday, August 24, 2009

The Only Presentation That Really Works

I've been working with clients and students for a long time to improve the way they get their message out to their audiences. But most of what I teach you can find in books about public speaking and visual support. Except for two things.

The books don't tell you what's missing from your own talk. They give you general information about speakers in general.

Books don't tell you what's even more important than all the technique in the world.

What makes your talk work is something else.

It's how much you trust yourself.

As long as your life depends on getting approval from others, it doesn't matter how well you speak and how great your visuals are.

How much do you trust your own message? That's the only presentation that really works.