Everybody wants to be a better communicator. Whether you are standing up delivering a speech or leading a meeting, it is important that you are effectively presenting your material.
Below, are 7 key items that all great communicators take in consideration before they engage with their audience:
|I will not waste your time.|
|I know who you are and I know why you came.|
|I am well organized.|
|I will deliver this speech in an interesting, conversational way.|
|I know my subject.|
|Here are my most important points.|
|I am finished.|
What say you? Is there anything missing from the list? Would you add anything?A suggestion might be to print this out, and use it while preparing for your next presentation.
The above list was compiled from the book, "How to Give a Terrific Presentation" by Karen Kalish (AMACOM, 1996).