Practice, practice, practice - practice makes perfect. Run through your presentation several times, speaking it out loud, not only reading it through.
Visualize yourself giving the presentation . Imagine yourself giving he presentation and the audience reaction. Consider where you want to put the most emphasis, picture the location, think about the close. Visualization from start to finish has been shown to be an important strategy for professional athletes. Why not try it out for your nets big presentation.
Consider what can be expanded if you are moving more quickly and what can be compressed if you are moving too slow. In From One to Many: Best Practices for Team and Group Coaching I refer to this as the "accordion" effect. This can be a great strategy for ensuring flow, and a lack of panic.
Really hone your start (and end) -the start of a presentation can be the most stressful for many of us, and this is a key phase as first impressions are critical, as ae the first few minutes for connecting with your audience. Consider your start and how you will engage the audience - is it a question you will pose? A story you will share ? Something else? Hone your start and end.
Consider putting a focus in these areas in preparation for your upcoming presentation and let us know what impact i has for you.
Have a great Tuesday,
Jennifer Britton, MES, CPT, PCC
Leadership, Teamwork and Coaching
Join us in a few weeks for the Group and Team Coaching Intensive program in downtown Toronto - weekend of November 7-8, 2015. This program supports coaches and leaders to enhance their coaching toolkit for working with teams and groups as a coach. Program approved for 19 CCEs with the ICF.