It’s a like!

I’ve never found myself entirely comfortable when presenting to a room full of faces. Happy, smiley or otherwise.

Group presentations in my line of business are commonplace and more often than not I surprise myself by enjoying the experience. By enjoying I mean I find myself ‘in the zone’ and the message is invariably safely delivered. Most of the time …

I have become accustomed to the nature of my business.

Accustomed to, not complacent.

What is my opinion on that single-most important element of presentation? When I’m asked ‘what is it I need to do to ‘make people like me, how do I get them to hear what I have to say.’

OK, now, we could talk about the emotional element of engagement here, although …

We could even discuss our own personal SEO … moving on.

Let’s be clear. It’s not about being ‘liked’ or the necessity of spilling our entire ‘back catalogue’ upon first engagement with others. Leave this to the fraternity of social media worry-guts.

It’s my view we ought to be spending more of our conscious efforts on educating for empowerment while leaving the generalisation and the ‘overkill’ in the bottom draw.

If we are passionate about the task of engagement, if we really care and respect our audience, understanding that those key people in the room, on hearing our salient message are then able to work on our behalf. Being specific really does pay off.

The ‘like factor?’  Concentrate on the empowerment first up and leave the instant stuff for those inhabiting a different sphere of ‘engagement’ altogether.

Quality over quantity any time.

Published by charlie kenny

I love the coast and in particular, the area in which I live, the North East of England. It's an uncomplicated life, for the past ten years I've been away from the 'big smoke' and I consider the decision to relocate my business to the country has been the best move of my career. I write and have a lifetime of experience in publishing and personal development, I consider myself a specialist in helping my clients with memoirs - that could be a biography, or simply bringing a diary to life. I tend not to advertise my business, word of mouth has always been kind so it's no surprise that I do spend a couple of days per week networking. Peer collaboration can be very rewarding. Therefore if you'd like to join me any Wednesday midday or Thursday morning coffee, please get in touch, I'd love to meet you and perhaps help in any way possible. Thank you for stopping by the website. engage, develop, grow ... with Go! charliekenny@live.co.uk

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