Polish up your presentation skills to shine as an entrepreneur


If you want to truly shine as an entrepreneur, it is vital to have great presentation skills. Here are some pointers for you.

A strong kick off

When you begin, you have around 30 seconds to grab your audience’s attention, so start strongly to make them sit up and take notice.

And a strong conclusion

Pack a final punch to really drive your message home and give them one thing they can take away and remember.

Dare to be different

Make your message memorable. Be different, be amusing and involve the audience; try taking a poll of opinions.

It’s the way you tell them

The tone of voice; the emphasis, volume and variety of your speech. Speak with passion and purpose, and let your enthusiasm shine through. They will remember that and be enthusiastic too.

Feel the fear and do it anyway

Things that help include: visualising yourself delivering a perfect presentation (just like athletes do), breathe deeply, stand up straight and get pumped-up. Don’t be afraid. The audience is on your side.

Practice

Use a mirror or a video or a friend. Or all three – in that order. You could take a LEO Coreline Presentation Skills Course for further tips.

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