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Do you have a presentation to make, but don’t know how exactly you should get started?
Here’s an easy solution to your problem:
Take a break, listen to the radio, and start counting in your head.
You might be thinking: wait a minute. What do numbers have to do with crafting a winning pitch?
If you know how to count all the elements that make up a great presentation, you’ll survive having to craft one – almost as if you were learning the steps to a new dance.
First, identify your central theme. Everything you do – your style, your content, your design, your delivery – will depend on this.
Once you’ve decided on your theme, move on to the second step. Map out good combinations to juggle, that is, what are some great comparisons and contrasts you can take advantage of to make your point clearer?
Then, focus on three important parts of your pitch: the beginning, the middle, and the end. Make these sections flow in a way that make sense, but don’t forget to make them memorable so that you get your audience’s full attention.
Anticipation is the fourth helpful step, where you use some forethought. Think ahead – what can happen after the presentation? List down every possible event that might happen in order to look and sound prepared.
Finally, wrap up your speech in the last five minutes. Don’t end it without having completed your story or message. There are many ways to end your presentation with impact – it’s up to you to decide what final thought you want to leave your audience with.
Numbers are great problem solvers. Work from the basics to come up with a great formula and solve the equation of masterful pitches that seal the deal.
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