Today, we continue to focus on your script.
Please don’t say like everyone does: "there is so much information I want to put out there during my presentation".
Keep in mind that there is a receiver who must process all that information. You can not tell everything in one presentation.
But how do you know what to include? Repeat this mantra while working on your presentations:
- What is most important right then and there? Then repeat it again on the day of your presentation.
- How do you know what is most important right then and there? Here are some questions to clarify that. Some of the questions overlap with some of the ones we touched upon in the previous bit, but it does not hurt to repeat.
- What is it you want to achieve with your presentation? Increased knowledge? Better understanding? Changed behavior?
- To whom do you turn?
- What does the target audience currently think or do about the issue you’re presenting?
- What is your main message to them today?
- Is the message relevant to the target audience?
- What do you want the audience to know, think, or do after the presentation?
Consider what is the most important thing you'll tell your audience at each presentation opportunity.
This was not so hard, right?
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