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In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast Todd Adkins and Barnabas Piper talk with Eric Geiger about what it takes to give a fantastic presentation whether you are teaching, selling, preaching, or training. We’ve all heard great presentations and terrible ones. Sometimes it is obvious what makes the good ones good or the bad ones bad, but sometimes it is hard to tell. This episode breaks it down for you.
- What are the main components of a successful presentation?
- How can a presenter establish credibility with an audience, especially if it is an unfamiliar group?
- Different presenters have different styles and there are myriad types of presentations, so what are various ways that passion can be communicated and exhibited clearly?
- What are some tips for effective preparation?
- If a person wants to improve at presenting what are some practical steps they can take to do so?
“Every good presentation needs logos, ethos, and pathos.”
“It’s hard to separate the presentation from the presenter.”
“If there’s not credibility the people will not hear.”
“The audience needs to sense that you love them and that you’ve done your homework on them because you care.”
“Reference shared experience you have with the audience.”
“You can borrow relational capital.”
“Over name dropping looks like you are trying to hard.”
“Speak as if people are smart enough to understand what you’re saying. Treat them with respect.”
“One of the best ways to establish credibility is to ask good questions.”
“You lose credibility with all if you sacrifice who you are in an effort to gain credibility.”
“A synonym for pathos is conviction.”
“Great presenters choose to live with focused urgency so they don’t have to deal with chaotic urgency.”
“In mid-level preparation you get so tied to your notes you can’t deviate at all.”
“We call feedback redemptive roasting.”
“Feedback exponentially improves someone.”
“People giving feedback need to be qualified and to love you.”
“If you practice in one thing for a sustained period of time it’s going to pay off.”
I Have A Dream – Full Speech
Designed to Lead by Eric Geiger and Kevin Peck
Made to Stick – Chip & Dan Heath
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