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The Six Worst Presentation Habits and How You Can Avoid Them by @timwackel for @datadotcom

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Whether you are speaking to an audience of one or one thousand, it’s critical that you engage your listeners. As the presentation coach for some of today’s fastest growing companies, Tim Wackel knows exactly what it takes to deliver messages that get results!

Join us to hear Tim reveal the six worst presentation habits that put barriers between you and your listener. You’ll also learn unique and proven methods for conquering these habits so that you can become a more polished, professional and inspiring presenter!

At this webinar you will learn how to:
* Avoid the #1 mistake most presenters still make.
* Grab your listener’s attention in the first two minutes.
* Organize your ideas in a clear, concise and compelling approach.
* Avoid the fatal trap most presenters fall into on “the big day.”
* Leverage the two most important (and overlooked) elements of all successful presentations.

Presented by Tim Wackel, one of today’s most popular business speakers who has mastered the ability to make information entertaining, memorable and easy to understand. He combines more than 20 years of successful sales leadership with specific client research to deliver high-impact programs that go beyond today’s best practices. His list of clients includes organizations like Allstate, Cisco, Hewlett Packard, Philips Medical Systems, Wells Fargo as well as many professional and trade associations. Tim’s keynotes and workshops are insightful, engaging and focused on providing real world success strategies that audiences can (and will!) implement right away.

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The Six Worst Presentation Habits and How You Can Avoid Them by @timwackel for @datadotcom

  1. 1. Ask your questions via Twitter Tweet: @datadotcom #jigsawcontactsOr in the Question’s box on your screen
  2. 2. There are 300 million PowerPoint users in the world** estimate
  3. 3. They do 30 million presentations each day** estimate
  4. 4. About a million presentations are going on right now** estimate
  5. 5. 50% of them are unbearable** conservative estimate
  6. 6. How many presentations?
  7. 7. Every time we attempt to convince anybody, anywhere, of anything …in business, at home, over the phone, in person, one-on-one or in groups
  8. 8. #1. Speaking before a group #2. Heights #3. Insects and bugs #4. Financial problems #5. Deep water #6. Sickness #7. Death #8. Flying #9. Loneliness #10. DogsPeoples’ Almanac
  9. 9. #1. Speaking before a group #2. Heights #3. Insects and bugs #4. Financial problems #5. Deep water #6. Sickness #7. Death #8. Flying #9. Loneliness #10. DogsPeoples’ Almanac
  10. 10. Mistake #1Failure to understand your audience.
  11. 11. Where do you focus your time?You and your ideas??? The customer???
  12. 12. Who will attend? What do they really want? Why are they participating?Do you need to establish credibility? How much time? Specific measurable benefit? Likely objections?
  13. 13. Mistake #2 Lack of a clearlydefined objective.
  14. 14. What do you want?What is in it for the listener?
  15. 15. By adopting my ideas for a flextime system,the company will gain access to whole new pool of highly qualified employees.
  16. 16. By purchasing this software your company will save 1.3 million dollars a year.
  17. 17. Mistake #3Too much data!
  18. 18. Three pillars that support your objective Framework of the presentation
  19. 19. Why Only Three?Memory & impactDistill many into fewLead with your best stuff!
  20. 20. Mistake #4Failing to excite.
  21. 21. • You can never take back a ?• Less than 2 minutes• Forget platitudes• A gee-whiz fact, a powerful story• Focus attention on key issues• Grab their attention
  22. 22. Mistake #5Death by PowerPoint.
  23. 23. Visual AidsHow big is an acre of land?
  24. 24. Visual Aids43,560 square feet!
  25. 25. Visual Aids208.7 feet by 208.7 feet
  26. 26. Mistake #6 Ending withinspirational deficit.
  27. 27. End of slide show, click to exit
  28. 28. pre·sen·ta·tionPronunciation: “prE-“zen-‘tA-sh&n”Function: verbDefinition 1a: asking someone to agreewith you b: asking someone to make adecision c: asking someone to dosomething
  29. 29. Anatomy of a Lousy Pitch Training on Demand• all 10 worse habits!• workbook & mp3 file• 100% discount ($45 value)• visit timwackel.com/data
  30. 30. Find us anytime: @datadotcomhttp://data.com/facebook
  31. 31. Ideas for staying in touch… 214-369-7722 www.timwackel.com twitter.com/timwackel linkedin.com/in/timwackel
  32. 32. Anatomy of a Lousy Pitch Training on Demand• all 10 worse habits!• workbook & mp3 file• 100% discount ($45 value)• visit timwackel.com/data

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