3 Myths About Presenting to Seniors


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Most presenters find it tough to present to their seniors. This presentation busts some commonly held myths about such presentations and provides tips for presenters whether it is performance updates, budget request or an idea presentation

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3 Myths About Presenting to Seniors

  1. 1. 3 Myths About Presenting to Seniors www.BuyaPresentation.com From Metamorph Training Pvt Ltd
  2. 2. Most people are uncomfortable presenting to their seniors
  3. 3. MYTH They think presentations to Seniors have to be: 1 Logical Start with a detailed analysis and slowly conclude from data presented
  4. 4. MYTH They think presentations to Seniors have to be: Complex Present detailed and complex data. Simplicity is bad when it comes to seniors 2
  5. 5. MYTH They think presentations to Seniors have to be: Modest Team performance this quarter Performance has to be presented modestly 3
  6. 6. Realize that seniors don’t have the time and patience to listen to long-winded complex explanations
  7. 7. 3 things that will make your presentation to your seniors a success
  8. 8. 1 Start with the end objective and build your case End Objective
  9. 9. Example What do you want from them? Do you need approval for a project? Do you need sanction for manpower? Your Presentation should answer these questions up front
  10. 10. Some presenters start with an elaborate context and end up losing the audience attention Past statistics Proposed Action Market performance THE MYTH A BETTER WAY Support required Projections Quotes SWOT Analysis Reasons why action is meaningful Review parameters More statistics Expectations Summary
  11. 11. The result: “Email your presentation to me and I will think it over.” “Email it to me also.”
  12. 12. Let me start with the end objective When you start with the end in mind
  13. 13. The senior audience has all the time to weigh the pros and cons of the decision
  14. 14. Put the graph conclusion of your graphs in the slide title Q 2 Sales in 3 regions grew 5% over Q1 sales Q 2 Sales Text explaining sales and details of whatever happened over this quarter and why sales is in all different directions A BETTER WAY THE MYTH More text explaining various other factors 2
  15. 15. RESULT: You avoid discussions about things you don’t want to discuss What is the figure of the month of May Presenter What does the red colour represent …and January?
  16. 16. 3 Put your achievements at the beginning and clear conclusion at the end
  17. 17. People give more attention at the beginning and at the end of a presentation * Latest research studies in neuroscience
  18. 18. What you show in the middle of your presentation is not absorbed with the same interest
  19. 19. Though the list is not exhaustive, I hope some of the old myths on presenting to seniors are busted HAPPY PRESENTING! For more resources for business presentations and to get premium animated presentation templates, visit www.buyapresentation.com