A little while ago, I wrote ‘7 Tips to Make your Next Presentation Impressive‘. Those tips will should help you impress the crowd, but we are not looking for good impressions. We need awesomeness!
Confession: I missed out one very important tip in that post.
Practice Maketh Awesomeness
I was a fan of extempore presentations until I found that the greatest orators and presenters including Steve Jobs, spend days practising their stuff.
Steve Jobs even does it at the venue before the lauch of every single product for hours. And that makes all the difference. His presentation is clean, and inspiring.
We feel easy only because of the hours they spent practising it. Remember, the audience will forget what you tell them, but they will remember how you make them feel.
For my last presentation, I did just that. I practised over and over in my mind and with the slides when it was ready.
The result: It went smooth, the satisfaction was awesome.
Must Watch: How to Give Presentations like Steve Jobs.
That’s exactly it. Some people can do off-the-cuff speeches, but the 99% of us that cannot, it is important to rehearse them in our heads and out loud!
Totally Yes, Learnt the lesson 🙂
Woa, nice post!
I’m a real fan of Steve Jobs!
I love the way he cares his creations, since the process of creation to its final presentation. For him every detail is important. Some people say that himself creates the boxes for some apple products, because he say that it’s the place where the product will shine for the first time for the consumer.
Steve is genial!
Steve is one hell of an inspiration. I bet you have heard this speech: http://news-service.stanford.edu/news/2005/june15/jobs-061505.html
btw, Thanks for the awesome image, suits really well here 🙂
Thanks for the Share!