So a while back I did a presentation to the office on how to do presentations.
This isn’t because I think I am very good at them, but because having done so many in my life – I know what simple things can make someone so much more effective when they do them.
That said, I’m a bit of a hypocrite given I don’t follow every rule to the letter … but as someone said, those who can’t do, teach.
I should also point out that the title of this post is misleading.
I don’t actually want to turn people into Freddie Mercury.
Not only do I have doubts he’d be that good in the boardroom, the fact is his leotards would be a bitch to wear.
That said, on the stage he was a beast.
It didn’t matter if he was performing to 200 people or 200,000, all eyes were on him and he made sure his audience always went away getting exactly what they wanted and hoped for.
And that’s what I mean by the title of the post.
Anyway, as some of the slides are in my usual ‘picture, no words’ format … I thought I should give a brief breakdown of what they mean and then after that, it should all be fairly obvious.
Unless you’re a thicko.
Remember, this is not a blueprint for how to present, it’s simply 8 ‘tips’ that can make you – whatever your style – better.
That’s not just because I don’t think anyone has the right to dictate presentation standards, but because the last thing the World needs is a bunch of people all adopting the same robotic approach to what they have to say.
Anyway, to see the meaning of each slide, simply go here: http://wp.me/pSDH-4gd
I hope it’s useful, even if you end up using it as tips of what NOT to do.