TRIPLE III TIME: Pre-Presentation Planning
One leadership topic that never goes off the list as REAL IMPORTANT is Pre-Presentation Planning. It really doesn’t matter if you are presenting to a group of five or fifty…making sure you are “armed and dangerous” with extra topic information is the only way to walk in and walk out of the event feeling successful.
First, I believe it is always critical to leave the group with some form of “take-home” information piece. In this day and age of information over-load, having something to look at…touch and retain some form of shelf-life, is just good communication.
Next, be sure to test yourself by anticipating all of the questions that could be raised by the group. Simple or complex…off-the-wall or direct…try to prepare for all levels of questions. Your ability to confidently respond will display a sense of confidence and completeness that will have valuable leadership “staying-power” within the group.
Finally, organize your presentation with a message design that will encourage them to invite you back! That does not mean that you hold back a necessary item of organizational assistance. Rather consider options of information that prescribe a design of future-viewing that is special to the group and one that only you can provide.
Pre-Presentation Planning is time well spent and an opportunity to introduce innovation…never waste it!