1. Self awareness
Knowing what you are doing is critical when delivering a presentation, every aspect of you is being scrutinized. You ARE in the spotlight. Pay attention to:
- General appearance
- Facial expressions
- Hand gestures
- Voice (pauses, tone, rhythm, volume, speed)
- Space (where you are standing, how you are moving)
2. Process orientation
Every time you have a presentation, follow a strict process so you consider everything for the highest impact. Depending on the level of the presentation, you can shorten or speed up this process.
- Audience analysis
- Storyline and flow
- Rehearsals (iterate on 3&4)
- Follow up
A strong habit is to reflect on how you have done through informal or even formal feedback/ metrics. This will help you to continuously improve on your style.
We will go through the process step by step next to see how it can all come together.