Mindful presenters achieve their goals. A presenter can give a world class presentation but if it doesn’t achieve its desired aim then one could argue it was simply entertainment.
That is why good presentation skills are so important in the work place today. Whether you are giving a sales pitch, a quarterly update, a team meeting or presenting to the board its all about connecting with your audience to help them get better results.
If you have the public speaking skills to make that crucial emotional connection you will always be in a far stronger position than other professionals.
Performance anxiety and stress are greatly reduced through the use of techniques designed to calm and focus the mind.
‘Autopilot’ is a major challenge for most presenters; that is doing what they always do, yet hoping for a better result. They prepare and present the same slides with the same approach and deliver them in the same way regardless of the audience.
Authenticity is the number one attribute all presenters need as it allows you to be a little vulnerable, tell stories, show you’re human and connect with your audience.