Presentation skills: Share stories not a Wikipedia page

Presentation skills: Don’t data dump get to the point

If you can find it on Wikipedia, don’t say it in your speech. Why should your audience listen to you repeat the mass of data on any subject they could google, or find on Wikipedia? Adding personal stories and analogies that make your message easier to digest and apply in their own lives makes your message stick (and stand out). Presentation skills are a learned skill, developed over time to ensure the audience gets a memorable experience.

The audience always asks: “Why should I care?” and “What’s in it for me?” Regurgitating information they could find elsewhere tells them why they should tune out. Sharing personal stories that make a point which applies to the listener will help engage your audience. These stories also make it easier for your audience to digest and remember your message.

Presentation skills share stories

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If you really want to get your presentations right, consider hiring a professional presentation consultant to help. A professional can help you get perspective about what’s important, help you protect your brand and deliver clear powerful visuals which augment your message. If you need help with your Presentation skills and want to learn how to Share stories not a Wikipedia page contact us today.

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Richard Riche

Change Communication and Employee Engagement specialist at One Clear Message Consulting
Richard specialises in helping you build real human communication skills. Employee Engagement / Experience, Emotional Intelligence skills, building high performance teams and a great place you want to work. TED style speaking and presentation skills. Training, consulting and coaching.
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