Knowing Exactly What You Want
Are You Clear Why You Are Presenting?
Most people rush to their workstation to start developing their slides before taking time to consider the bigger picture.
Provided below is a list of ten questions that you should always ask yourself before you begin the work. The list is by no means exhaustive, and I recommend that you add any other questions or considerations, which you feel are important to you.
Finally, it also helps to check in with these questions throughout the development process, to maintain your focus and ensure that you are on the right track:
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So there you have it, once again in summary:
1: WHAT IS THE MAIN PURPOSE OF YOUR PRESENTATION?
2: HOW CAN YOU ENSURE YOUR AUDIENCE GET WHAT THEY WANT?
3: HOW CAN YOU ENSURE YOUR AUDIENCE GET WHAT THEY NEED?
4: WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW?
5: WHAT ARE THE FUNDAMENTAL KEY MESSAGES?
6: HOW DO YOU INTEND TO CONNECT WITH YOUR AUDIENCE?
7: HOW CAN YOU ENSURE YOU FOCUS ON YOUR STRENGTHS?
8: WHAT WOULD BE THE PERFECT OUTCOME FOR YOU?
9: WHAT OUTCOME DON’T YOU WANT?
10: HOW CAN YOU EXCEED YOUR AUDIENCE’S EXPECATIONS?