You’ve got a huge presentation coming up. You know your material. You know your audience. But you’re not totally confident that you’re going to nail it. Here are 6 things you should DO and then six things you should NOT DO in order to make this presentation your best ever.
Giving an engaging presentation is hard work. Some people are natural orators, but most of us need practice, feedback, and guidance to improve our presenting skills. I teach the Digital Marketing class at General Assembly’s Atlanta location, run a weekly meetup of entrepreneurs every Friday in Atlanta, and lead several other small groups of people in various other capacities. Over the years, I’ve presented countless times to all types of people – investors, customers, employees, boards, students – and I’ve learned that there are five tactics that, used consistently, will help you keep any audience engaged.