Create Great Presentations and Get Coaching Clients

The single most effective way to get many coaching clients quickly is to speak or do a workshop. Your presentation must be created with purpose and a goal. You need to know what you would like to communicate to the audience and what you would like them to do in response to your presentation.

It is important to answer some questions about the purpose of your presentation before you develop it. How do you want your audience to feel, what do you want to motivate them to do, what nugget of knowledge do you want them to take away with them?

Answering these questions will help you focus your presentation and it will help your delivery. We all perform better when we know what our goals are.

Have One Main Goal for Your Speaking
You cannot have multiple goals for one speaking event and achieve all of them to your maximum capacity. For example your goal could be to talk to people about breaking off a relationship and how to do it in a way that is viewed as kind by the other person. Then that is your goal and all you have to do is show the audience how to do that one thing.

Pick Three Main Points to Get Across
The formula is very simple just pick three main things you want to communicate and determine what tools you want to use to get those three points across. You can use tools like power point, audience input, discussion, and small group discussion.

Power Point has been over used but it can be helpful if you want to show a diagram or chart. Be sure you need to use Power Point before you use it because your audience will ignore it unless it is relevant.

Audience input is a great way to get people involved and turn the presentation into a conversation. People always like what they have a hand in creating.

Discussion and Small Group Discussion are a great way to make people feel good and enjoy your presentation. People love to talk and they really love to talk about themselves. If you can have a discussion where each participant has an opportunity to express their view or talk about their needs then you will have a sure fire way to get your audience involved in what you are sharing.

Add an introduction to tell people who you are, what you will be speaking about and how that will benefit them. Follow your three main points with a conclusion that includes gratitude for the opportunity to speak, recap what you covered and invite them to get more with an introductory coaching session.

Great presentations can be very easy to put together and fun to deliver. There is nothing more gratifying than you give a presentation that gives other people value and be thanked for it. So go write your presentation and schedule yourself to deliver it.

Change Management Presentations – Don’t Leave Summaries Till the End, Grab and Re-Grab Attention

The problem with presentations that contain data or technical information is that they can be complex, and often need to make multiple points before coming to a final conclusion. This means you may lose your audience half way through hence not get the decision you want at the end. A good way to avoid this is to summarise and pre-sell as you go.

Senior executives get bored very easily. A few years ago I attended a conference where the director of product development from Microsoft was speaking. He said that he’d sat through so many pitches for new products that now when he gets bored, he simply shouts “next slide, next slide.” And If the presenter is really crappy then he shows no mercy and shouts “last slide”; when this happens you can bet that the idea is going in the bin. He says it happens when he loses the thread of the presentation and gets bored.
This is easy to rectify if you simply stop regularly, do a recap of what you have said, and then pre-sell the next few points.

A great everyday example of this is the news. At some point today stop and watch a news programme. But don’t listen to the actual news, listen to how it’s structured. Specifically count the number of times that the newsreader summarises the main points before moving on to tell you more. The producers of the show know that they are competing for your attention so they constantly have to remind you what you’ve just been told, and then sell you on what’s coming next. To stop you from switching channel they constantly grab and re-grab your attention.

It’s no different when you present data, analysis or technical information.
Here’s a short cut structure you can use to make sure that your audience stays mentally tuned into your next presentation.

1.During the planning phase (which I recommend you do on word or paper) insert a summary after every three points.

2.Before moving onto the next set of points make a note of why your audience should listen.

Here’s an example from a client presentation I did recently.

“Before we move onto the next section I’d like to remind you of what we’ve covered so far

a. It typically takes you 212 days to respond to repair for a customer

b. You get around 60 complaints per day in your contact centre as a result

c. In addition your staff are leaving because of all the angry calls from customers

In short your customers are not happy and it’s affecting both client and staff retention. In the next part of the presentation I’m going to show you exactly what you can do to stop both the complaints and the staff turnover.”

There you go a simple summary and pre-sell.

How can awnings help you save on energy?

One way that people protect themselves from the harmful rays of the sun is by installing awnings in Sydney or other types of shading devices in their homes or businesses. Awnings help provide shade and shelter from intense sunlight for your windows, patio areas, and more.

Advantages of installing awnings are:

-They provide shade and shelter from the sun.

-They protect you from strong heat rays that can make it difficult to enjoy your outdoor space during summer months.

-You will be able to feel more comfortable with a little relief from the hot, bright light of sunlight on your skin all day long.

-It’s like having an entire room for shade next to any window in your home or business.

-If you’re worried about your furniture, don’t be! Awnings are designed to minimize damage and protect the furniture from the sun.

Awnings can also help with energy savings by shading a home or business from heat gain in summer months. During this period of time, it is important not only to stay cool but also reduce any chance for buildings to overheat which will result in higher air conditioning costs during peak periods such as hot days, evenings, nights and mornings. So why not save on both cost and comfort simultaneously?

The different types of awnings that help conserve energy are:

-Vertical awnings: these hug the wall and can be tilted up to provide shade from an intense sun. Vertical Awning fabric is UV resistant which protects outdoor furniture, plants, floors, etc., from fading due to exposure to the sun.

-Horizontal or overhangs: they are installed directly above windows on homes and businesses for protection of furnishings below them during hot weather periods as well as keeping interiors cooler by shading window glass in summer months. Horizontal or Overhang fabrics do not need any water source so it’s easy installation process with no maintenance needed at all!

-Straight drop awnings: straight drop awnings in Sydney are the most common type of awnings and are installed at the front or back of buildings. These types of awnings provide shade from both sun and rain making it an all-season protection for your home!