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Creating an Effective Presentation: Preparing for Success, Controlling the Environment, and Overcoming Fear by Laura Stack

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Three Effective Presentation Principles

 

The first effective presentation principle is to understand the difference between public speaking and powerful presenting:  an audience-centered perspective, versus simply entertaining.  Skillful presenting is not the same as public speaking.  In a public speaking environment, your main goal is to entertain, but in powerful presenting, it is audience-oriented.  Public speaking is speaker-oriented.  Presenting focuses on value, while public speaking focuses on entertainment.  Presenting is based upon the needs and the wants of the audience, but public speaking is based upon the speaker’s objectives.

 

Second, remember that people are overwhelmed and have very short attention spans.  Only give them what ...

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