This is an excerpt from our Online NLP Master Practitioner Course When I did my trainers course in 1999, I hadn’t much of an idea what goes into an excellent presentation. Isn’t it just about being confident and being yourself? No, not at all – as I was about to find out.
Showing you this from the Online NLP Masters course, lets you know that confidence has little to do with how the audience perceive you.
We use the word confidence so much, yet you have to break down what you mean by it, to make sense of the process thats happening to make it good or bad.
Body posture has a huge effect on the audience. If you can keep the body in an aligned posture during your talk, your audience has a chance to take the information easily. From research carried out, body language counts for at least 50% of what people are looking for to tell them what’s good or not. If you couple that with another 30% (at least) for the tone of voice you are using, you’ll get the picture that it’s not so much about the content at all!
So why bother with content at all?
Of course, there’s going to be a point where you’ll need to satisfy your audience with content relevant to why they are there. Yet if you thought that people are judging you on the content exclusively, you’ll be losing confidence already unless you have an amazing way with words.
So the first part on the way to excellent presenting is to use your body and keep it symmetrical without too many distracting unconscious movements.
Next will be to satisfy the different learning styles in the room. There may be people who prefer pictures for their information, some who love tones and noises, maybe even sound effects; those who love to feel out the program and just want an exercise to ‘try it out’.
What about business presentations?
In business presentations, you can guess that at least half will prefer a style we call self talk or labeling types in NLP. They will not be using primary senses to experience your talk, yet will be one step behind or above the experience labeling, understanding, processing or writing down notes to ask questions later. They don’t need a touchy feely experience; they want to know facts and figures and if it all makes sense!
You’ll also want to take care of the 4 types of processing in the room. Why people; What people; How people and What if? people.
This is called the 4-may system. In my presentation skills video set I touch on all the most important parts of presenting.
How the word “confidence” does not matter at all
How to use The Now State
How to connect with audiences of all sizes
How to use your energy whilst presenting
How to be bullet proof in front of a poor audience
How to use metaphor to engage your audiences deeper mind
How to structure your presentation meeting the 4 major learning styles
We teach presentation skills on our Online NLP Presentation skills and Online NLP Master Practitioner Course
Fear of presenting, or fear of public speaking is very common and is the second biggest fear on the planet!
Read a short blog here: https://www.nlpworld.co.uk/presenting-skills-nlp-style/
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