Stop Ending Your Speeches With 'Any Questions' and End With This Instead
Close the presentation in a meaningful and memorable way, making sure you prepare and practice it. It may be a powerful quotation or even a short story, but it should linger in the minds of the audience.
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Recognizing and accepting the fact you're being nervous before an important presentation will help you more than trying to fight those anxious feelings. Resistance creates even more angst.
Instead of being swept in the spiral of negative thoughts like 'What if I fail? What will they think of me? try to be aware of your physical sensations: how your heart beats, how the air fills your lungs, the heat and sweat you feel.
This will anchor you in the present moment and calm your nerves.
The Data Scientist uses data, analytics, facts, and figures to make his point and persuade the audience.
Pros: This presentation style delivers data, information and analy...
The Storyteller can tap emotions and weave a persuasive narrative.
An audience may not remember every single data point or statistic, but they will remember a great story or emotional connection.
Pros: Focused on making an emotional connection with the audience.
Cons: Not suitable for audiences that just want a factual answer to a simple question.
The Closer jumps into a presentation, cuts right to the chase, delivers the bottom line and skips all the boring stuff.
It sees the end goal and goes right for it.
Pros: reduces a presentation to its esssence.
Cons: may be perceived as too harsh or abrupt.