If you’re a creative professional, it’s not enough to have sparkling ideas, or even to turn them into amazing work.
At some point you have to stand up in front of an audience and persuade them of the value of your creativity.
Many people shy away from presenting, or grit their teeth and try to get through it. But if you do this, you’re missing an opportunity to make a big impact – and have a lot of fun in the process.
My own attitude to presentations was transformed when I started to treat each presentation as a creative project in its own right – not just an add-on to the ‘real’ work. When did this, I found myself enjoying the whole process, and actually looking forward to presenting.
And the ability to deliver a range of different types of presentation – training workshops, conference speeches, new business pitches, webinars, e-learning modules and a TV documentary – has opened countless doors in my career.
- The power of prehistoric PowerPoint
- Why presenting is in our DNA
- What we have forgotten about presenting
- How to structure a presentation so that you (and your audience) remember it
- The magic of storytelling
- Why you should forget about trying to be confident
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I was invited to speak by Laura North who runs Speaking Out, and is doing a fantastic job of help people become more comfortable and creative at presenting.
If you’d like me to speak or run a workshop on Creative Presentation Skills for your organisation, here are the details.
How Do You Feel About Presentations?
Is presenting something you enjoy or dread?
Which live speakers have you most enjoyed listening to? Why?
Any tips for injecting a little creativity into a presentation?