I love TED Talks. So often they can be inspirational, educational and entertaining – all at the same time!
However, just because you’re delivering a short presentation for a group of decision-makers in your organization - not an audience of thousands of people at TED - it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t still put thought and preparation into your presentations.
The most successful presenters spend as much as 20-30 minutes preparing for each minute of speaking time. So if you are giving a 10-minute lunchtime speech at your local Chamber of Commerce, don’t be surprised if you end up spending four or five hours preparing!
Here are five questions to help you focus your presentation so that your audience will get the most from what you have to say.
Each of these headlines organizes information about how to find great people – just differently. One takes a “tips” approach; another takes a very chronological process approach; the last approaches the information from a “problem-solution” format.
These are just five of the 10 questions we recommend considering when organizing your thoughts for a presentation. To learn all 10 questions, check out our book, Develop and Deliver Effective Presentations.