There are so many great songs from the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album. But I want to focus on track 4 "Getting Better" (click on the picture above to hear the song). It's uplifting and catchy...you know...the Beatles: I admit it's getting better A little better all the time And I think things are getting better; we have political turnover, we have vaccinations rolling out, and those who wish to make bad choices and put others at risk are being held accountable. As they say, it must be getting better because "it can't get no worse."
This is how you have to approach your presentation. What can I do to make it better? Sometimes, maybe all the time, you don't know how to do that. That's ok; that's what coaches and mentors are for. The next five blogs will focus on 5 easy tips that will guarantee to make your virtual or in person presentation better every time: 1. Virtual: Break up your presentation into more digestible bites for your audience, into THREE segments of 20 minutes. Say you have 60 minutes to work with: instead of talking to your audience for the whole time, take 20 minutes for the keynote; 20 minutes for a moderated discussion, and 20 minutes for audience Q/A. Your event planners will gladly accommodate and your audience will appreciate the change in the usual structures that are boring them to disconnect.
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