“ Presenting is like taking people on a journey - they want to know where they are going and why”
Steve Smith, Presenting for Dummies
Watch Rob talk about how your presentation is like a journey for the audience.
Presenters tend to be most nervous just before they start their presentation and this is one reason why having a strong opening is important. Our audience also tends to be most attentive at the start and this is why we need to grab their attention with a compelling opening which makes them sit up and want to listen.
A presentation or workshop is a bit like a journey. Our audience needs to understand where we're taking them on that journey. Think about it. If I said to you simply, "come with me on a journey", what would you want to know?
More than likely you'd be keen to hear:
> What's the destination?
> Why should I come with you?
> Which way are we going?
> How long will this take?
> Are we making progress in our journey?
In our presentations, having this structure and telling people about the journey is essential. Have you ever sat in a presentation and thought "Where is this going?". If your audience is having this thought, it is likely that they are going to stop listening and this isn't what you want.
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