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What to do, and not to do, during a group presentation.

3 Group Presentation Pitfalls — and How to Avoid Them

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An Opportunity To Build Trust

Every presentation is an opportunity to build trust with your audience. The cohesiveness of your group presentation is an indicator to your clients of what their relationship will be like working with you.

For many organizations, group presentations are a part of life. Your team m...

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  • Each slide looks like it was designed by a different person.
  • Presenters talk over one another.
  • Forgetting that you are “on.” even after your turn is over.

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When you add a group presentation to your calendar, block off time to prepare as a group. Use this time to agree on your audience’s level of knowledge about the topic, your specific goal for the presentation, the main message, the general outline and who will present each section...

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Before the presentation, make time for a complete run-through, with slides.

Specifically, practice your transitions from one person to the next: For example, " Stacey did a great job talking us through the challenges of entering this new market. Now, I’ll provide a few solutions based...

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When speaking in person, position yourself so that you can reference the slides but speak directly to the audience.

Bring your own personality to the presentation. Personal anecdotes that connect to the audience are a terrific way to build trust between the audience and each member of...

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