Jennifer Kahnweiler, who is a “workplace guru” who speaks to leaders and aspiring leaders on how to strengthen their people skills. http://www.aboutyouinc.com/ posed this question on LinkedIn:
What is the one tip you have learned that has made the greatest difference in the impact of your presentation?
Here is my response:
What was the one tip that made the greatest difference in the impact on my presentations was when I realized that it is not about me and what I was going to get out of the experience. Instead it was about what I was giving to the audience.
When I shifted my focus from what I am doing or saying to what the audience is receiving, everything changed.
I was less nervous and more effective.
Now, when I am developing new material, I customize it with that audience in mind.
When I deliver my material I am more focused on the audience than myself. I look into their eyes and look for the “light bulbs” to come on.
Overall I view my presentations as a gift to the audience. A gift
that will hopefully, help make their business and life more successful.
I hope this helps.
Making a difference,
Richard Elmes CSP
The Sales Dating Guy