Presentation paranoia PREVENTION AND CURE

Yemm, Graham
September 2006
Management Services;Autumn2006, Vol. 50 Issue 3, p10
Academic Journal
The article offers tips for making a successful business presentation. Too many people, when preparing a business presentation, spend too much time focusing on themselves. The secret to a good presentation is to keep the focus on the audience, your subject and objective. It is important to consider the purpose of the presentation, to inform, influence, inspire or generate action. Some of the effective ways to prevent presentation paranoia will be visualization or imagination and breathing. Other factors that should be considered in making a good presentation are mentioned.


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