The paradox of excellent presenting for highly educated professionals revealed!
One of the biggest misconceptions around excellent presenting is that you need to have talent for it, or that you need to be an extravert to do well in this area.
After 10 years working day in and out in this field, I can tell you that this is not true
There is something else that I see happening all the time and that is responsible for the fact that a lot of highly educated professionals, who are really intelligent and have a lot of knowledge, struggle with presenting and with getting their knowledge across.
And it has nothing to do with talent or needing to be an extravert.
Besides needing motivation (being open to learn) and learning knowledge on how to present in a clear and engaging manner, excellent presenting is all about PROPER PREPARATION and then being able to LET GO (once you present).
And exactly the opposite happens.
Highly educated professionals often lack knowledge on effective presenting and prepare in a way that makes it almost impossible to let go when they present and thereby be powerful speakers.
One of the things that goes wrong when highly educated professionals prepare a presentation is that they immediately dive into the content, without asking questions first (for instance who is my audience?).
Before they know it, they get entangled into the content and lose overview. Because they are often so knowledgeable on the subject, they see all the connections and think, when I talk about this, I also need to talk about that. And this is linked to that, so that needs to get in as well.
It seems to make perfect sense to prepare a presentation like this. Because we all get judged by the content that we deliver as highly educated professionals.
Unfortunately, this approach does not work for giving an effective presentation.
When the time has arrived to present, this preparation often leads to trying to push a big elephant (a lot of information) in a tiny box (presentation).
It will make you feel hurried, nervous, and out of tune with your audience as a presenter, unable to let go and be present.
Your message will simply not get across and you will leave empty-handed stacking pile of information on information. The audience tunes out quickly unable to process all the information. You’ve worked hard on your presentation without any result.
And this is really not necessary.
“Change the preparation, change the presence.”
All highly educated professionals can learn to (be) present with impact. You as well.
Learn how to prepare properly and learn golden knowledge on effective presenting.
How would it be to experience freedom when you present?
How would it be to present from a place of strength?
How would it be to experience grip and flexibility when presenting?
How would it be if you start enjoying presenting and notice that your audience is tuned in from the start until the end?
How would it be to be able to communicate effectively about whatever you want to bring across?
Do not muddle on in 2023! Costing you a lot of time, blood, sweat, tears and frustration. Step out of the vicious circle and take control.
This might change everything for you.
in March 2023 I start a program where in 4 steps you will learn to transform from a “Beginner” to a Pro.