Wendy Gates Corbett is a Presentation Consultant who fixes boring presentations and presenters by providing presentation design and delivery consulting. She speaks nationally on the power of visuals and presenting powerfully with presence.
Learning from Mistakes
Make sure you’re in sync with the theme, vibe or tone of the event at which you’re going to speak. Wendy shares her story of learning from her experiences – listen to the podcast for the details. Robert is sure there are many speakers who have a similar experience to share – what about you?
Your Visuals and Slides
Wendy Gates Corbett provides a great number of valuable ideas for all speakers on preparing their visuals and slides. Be sure to listen to the podcast to hear all Wendy’s suggestions. You’re going to hear ideas you’ve never considered.
It’s an ever-evolving process to prepare, Wendy says. One of the main ideas in her preparation process is to focus on having one main idea that’s practical for everyone in the audience. She then expands her presentation to support that one practical takeaway. Memorability is Wendy Gates Corbett’s desire for each presentation. She has a solid point about using specific vocabulary and how visuals may need to change!
A Tip from Wendy
Practice your presentation out loud. Practice even if you feel you know your presentation. The more energy you can give to your audience, the greater impact your presentation can have on your audience. We all have a finite amount of energy and using that energy to remember your content does your audience a disservice. Use your energy to connect with the audience.
Alan has 3 reasons why your slides are not your presentation.
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