Delighted to report that an article by Steve Campion has been published in The Guardian newspaper!
Well done Steve! Here is a link.
Steve wrote the article to help raise awareness of Toastmasters, and it has been widely published. However the circulation of the Guardian means that many more people will find Steve’s advice after today!
Here’s a taste of what Steve wrote:
Want to win over an audience? How to improve your presentation skills
Whether the prospect of delivering a presentation fills you with excitement or dread, there are key steps to ensuring you make an impact
Presentations shouldn’t be just a set of bullet points on a screen. In An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore used presentation slides to provide a compelling argument to his audience. Your next business presentation may not win any awards, but there are things you can do to make an impact.
Remember, it’s not about you
There are many reasons why you would need to give a presentation: pitching for funding, building a business relationship or making a sale. However, the overall purpose of your presentation should always do one thing: provide something your audience needs. In his book Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey writes: “Begin with the end in mind”. Think about what you want the audience to do as a result of hearing your talk – whether it is to buy your product the next day or introduce you to their company’s senior decision-makers. . . . [continued at link]