TRIPLE III TIME: Make THE Presentation

One of the most important assignments/responsibilities any employee may experience is to Make THE Presentation!  First, it seems like everyone has an issue about getting up in front of a bunch of people and offering a cool/solid presentation message.  No matter the excuse: “I’m not a good speaker” … “I come across poorly” … “I’ve never done it before” … or “I will become physically sick”… as a leader, I have never completely let anyone off the presentation “hook”!

Kid TED TalkToday I believe that it is a critical world-of-work skill set… to have the capacity to Make THE Presentation.  In fact, in every one of my college classes, I inform every student that they will never know when, where, or why they may be selected to present a job-based topic in their future workplace.  So, this week’s TRIPLE III TIME will focus on a special Make THE Presentation TOP 10!

  1. Prepare your presentation based on what you would want/need to hear… if you were in the audience.
  2. Look beyond the basics of your topic and maybe offer an example or new option.
  3. Don’t just read it to people… “feel” your presentation to people too.
  4. Never be in a rush… message “digestion” often is different for everyone.
  5. Write down questions people may ask… being over-prepared is being prepared.
  6. Whether sitting or standing making your presentation… posture matters.
  7. Select the best, simple, descriptive words possible (Multiple interpretations cause multiple meanings.)
  8. Let people know WHO you are speaking for… yourself, the company/agency… WHO?
  9. Practice doesn’t really make a perfect presentation… but it sure helps.
  10. Finally, just be you… be authentic.

I hope these ideas help… let me know.

About Inspiring Innovations, Inc.

Marv Pichla is currently the owner and Creative Advisor for his own small business, Inspiring Innovations, Inc. Sharing his unique experience with entrepreneurship and innovation in public service, Marv consults with public and private business, education, and community organizations to develop new and different problem solving methods through real-life example-based learning. Prior to starting-up Inspiring Innovations, Inc. Marv served as Executive Director for Thumb Area Michigan Works! As Executive Director, Marv used public sector innovation as his guide for the organizations regional career development, employment service, education and strategic planning initiatives. Finally, Marv was raised on a farm in the Thumb Area of Michigan where he claims he received the education principles he values most. However, he obtained his Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Center Michigan University in Public Administration and eventually his Ph.D. from Capella University in Minnesota. Marv can be reached at:

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