I’m sure that you know the answer is of course they do!!
Have your ever felt a burning desire to get more confidence, more productive, more prominent, or more profitable? Is so, chances are you also have a burning desire to become a prolific presenter.
Enhancing your presentation skill will make you more confident. This confidence then translates to greater productivity, boosted perceptions and increased profits. Better communication simply gets results and can put more money in your pocket.
Let examine a few specific scenarios:
- Is getting better visibility in your industry important?
- Do you want a raise from your current employer?
- Would you like to secure a promotion or new job?
- Is increasing sales, right now, important?
- Are you stepping into a new role or phase in your career?
Saying yes to any of these questions makes focusing on your presentation skills and profile an absolute necessity! Here’s an example which backs up the point:
Last week at a networking event I had 30 seconds, literally 30 seconds, to make an elevator pitch. In that time, I communicated the benefits of the product, a powerful analogy/story, and also told a joke.
This is an excerpt from an email I got the next day from one of the leaders of the group:
It was nice meeting you this morning at xxxxxxxxxx. The thought of you in a bathing suit may have been too much for 7 am. Hope to see you at another meeting.
As speakers/communicators, we know that one of the most important things we can accomplish is to leave our audience with something memorable that makes them recall the message well after the communication has been delivered.
In the word of a great champion,
Keep speaking up!