If you’ve been watching and practicing from the previous videos you’re sure to have noticed some changes in your presentations already. While things may be a little awkward right now, trust they will get easier.
These lessons and advice continue in this next episode. I am talking about the biggest mistakes that most teachers, presenters, trainers make that blow up their programs. Not in a good way either!! This also affects their sales and prevents them from being the rock-stars they can be.
Question: “How was the presentation?”
Answer: “It was okay.”
As a presenter of anything, you NEVER want to hear that feedback! That comment is like a knife being thrust into your heart. (at least for me) If you get it, it is probably because you were BORING. Perhaps your content was great, but the impact was….”eh”
Why does that happen? Its because you descended into the abyss of talking “at” people instead of “with” them.
People come to learn, not to be told. Stop telling people what to do rather than engaging with them. Whenever you are in front of people, no matter what the reason, they’re not there for you to tell them how great you are. They are there to learn something. Make it enjoyable. Make it easy for them to remember. However, don’t make it feel like they’re in school. Most people have bad memories from school, and will subconsciously check out.
Don’t drone on and on about yourself, your accomplishments, and why they should heed your advice. (more on how to do this later) That’s a trap that most speakers get into. Then they wonder why they don’t get the results they were looking for. Even if they think they are doing well, they truly are not. If, by the end of your presentation, there are no questions or remarks from the group….that is NOT good. That means they weren’t interested or intrigued and certainly not inspired.
Getting them engaged is key.
Once they are physically engaged and even asking questions, they will be hooked. Have them do activities, get involved, share with other people, create visuals to drive home your points.
People don’t like to be preached at, so don’t!
Use dialogue by continually asking them questions. Teach lessons through stories that they can relate to…stories about you or even better, stories about others. This isn’t to glorify them but to further dramatize what you’re talking about.
In this less than 11 minute video, you will learn lots of other lessons that will help further your understanding, your skills and never be boring again. If you want to learn more please watch the video below.