No matter your experience level or career goals, there will come a time that you need to deliver high-impact presentations. Yet for many people, it can be a tall task to speak with confidence in front of a large audience. In this episode of Connection Loop, Ravi Rajani and Dubb founder Ruben Dua explored these topics of high-impact public speaking and delivering great presentations. Some of the insights that you’ll hear in this episode include the following:
One way to deliver great presentations is to envision that you are in the middle of a conversation with a friend. It is less mechanical and calculated and more authentic. Treat your audience like your lifelong friends and you will notice that you are delivering more effective presentations.
Don’t forget that life is a stage. We are always performing—even if we don’t recognize that we are. The good news is that since life is a stage, we always have an opportunity to improve. We just need to be deliberate and invest the time to do so.
Improv is a great experience to improve your presentation skills. Even though it may seem scary or intimidating at first, improv helps you get more comfortable with public speaking. You feel more natural on stage, which makes it much more likely that you’ll deliver high-impact presentations.
One of the hardest things to do is to deliver concise pitches. That being said, it is a critical way to not only clarify your own thinking, but keep your audience’s attention when pitching.
When delivering a presentation, always keep the audience in mind. Think about what they want to hear and what problems they’re facing in their lives. Doing this, you will be much closer to accomplishing your presentation goals.
Ultimately, this is a fantastic conversation for anyone who wants to improve their communication or presentation skills. There are plenty of actionable insights here that you can immediately incorporate into your own professional life.
Ravi Rajani helps leaders and entrepreneurs become more confident. He is the founder of Ravi Rajani Coaching and Consulting. Working with his clients, Ravi helps them improve their ability to impact their teams, sell their ideas, and win new business. Along with his work at his consulting firm, Ravi has years of experience acting in theatre and appearing on live television and radio.
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Connection Loop is a podcast hosted by Dubb Founder, Ruben Dua. The show focuses on the stories of leaders, innovators, and friends — all in a conversational format. This show is brought to you by dubb.com.