Some of the most important presentation skills are pure common sense, but we ignore them at our peril. Is that the presenter’s cell phone ringing? Why is this talk running soooo long? Did this guy even rehearse his presentation?
Use this Presentation Skills Guidebook – Beginner’s edition as your handy checklist to refer to in the days leading up to your presentation. It’s the perfect companion to the recently released Presentation Design Guide. So, check out the guidebook below, and then be sure to check out the Top 10 Presentation Disasters (listed below the presentation).
Top 10 Presentation Disasters You Can Avoid
#1 Cell phone ringing in your pocket while presenting
#2 Having the audience exit mid-presentation
#3 Brain freeze
#4 Being terribly under dressed
#5 Projector conks out
#6 Boring your audience
#7 Throwing up prior to the presentation
#8 Coming across as a wet noodle
#9 Half the audience is browsing their iPhones
#10 Coming across as arrogant
Each of these disasters can be avoided with simple presentation strategies that are covered in the guidebook. Sure, you can’t completely solve the innate fear of presenting in front of a large group. But you can contain that fear and make sure it doesn’t interfere with your ability to communicate your material and engage your audience effectively.
This Presentation Skills Guidebook is a handy companion piece to the recently released Presentation Design Guidebook. Together, these guidebooks will get your presentation off to a fantastic, beautiful and confident start, and finish.
We’ve also made this presentation guidebook available as a free presentation template that you can copy and use for your own presentation. Just signup for a free SlideRocket account and visit the Templates tab. We think you’ll love the creative layout, use of icons, active navigation and engaging colors. Give it a try!
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