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The most important 30 seconds of your presentation

Yes you guessed it, its the first 30 seconds – here are some do’s and don’ts for starting presentations.

As it becomes increasingly difficult for businesses to differentiate themselves from their competitors a presentation at a business event offers a fantastic opportunity to help you and your company stand out.

Many presenters though overlook that the most important 30 seconds of their presentation is the first 30 seconds.

During those first 30 seconds the audience are already deciding if they could work with you and your company.

As demonstrated at the Olympics a strong start is vital to success.

So make sure your first 30 seconds are well planned, well rehearsed and immediately captures the imagination and attention of your audience.

To help you here are some do’s and don’ts for those first 30 seconds.

I start with the don’ts as they are the ones you will see most often.

To read the article please click here The first 30 seconds of your presentation

Prepare well if you want to deliver a great presentation

Presentation preparation is key to delivering a great presentation. How many times have you seen a presenter in action at a business event or during a sales pitch and it’s clearly obvious that hey haven’t done their preparation. They stumble around at the beginning, they have A4 sized notes or they read off the screen, they look surprised by what’s on the next slide. All the tell take signs of a lack of preparation as a member of the audience I’v given up my time for this so I’m not impressed.

So here are some ideas and tips to help you prepare well for your next presentation: Prepare well if you want to deliver a great presentation