Have you ever noticed that some times you’re on fire when you give a presentation?
Everything is going your way; no nerves, the audience is listening and laughing, you speak effortlessly and at the end of the presentation people actually come up to you and tell you how much they enjoyed your segment.
Why is it, that some times you can do no wrong and other times everything seems to go wrong?
I had one of these hot presentations the other day. I don’t think I prepared any more than usual, I don’t think I worked harder than usual, so why was this one so much better than others?
Your audience can have a lot to do with your presentations: how well do they know each other, how much have they endured before you speak, how interested are they in your topic and how well you connect with them can make the difference between a good, bad or hot presentation.
Other things like the time of day you speak, the venue, distractions – both visual and noisy can all have an impact on your presentation.
You, as the presenter, have to try and factor everything in to ensure you give the best presentation you possibly can on the day, but sometimes the gods are just smiling on you and you’re “Hot Stuff”.
Keep speaking – Carrol