Presentation style needs to match the audience. But we should all try and remember not to get stuck in just one style of presenting.
This Ted talk by comedian Jill Shargaa may be a bit too ‘bonkers’ for a corporate meeting, but it’s an exaggerated example of what makes a awesome great presentation.
- She has a good opening and draws her audience in straight away with her enthusiasm and passion
- She maintains this level of enthusiasm throughout her talk; I wanted to hear more all the way through and you can tell the audience did too
- She made me think (about her presenting style and about what I would personally add to my awesome list!)
- Her slides are visual, simple and have impact
- She kept things uncomplicated, with lots of repetition and her vocal energy, body language and eye contact is great
This lady is a comedian so she’s braver than most in terms of talking to an audience but we can still learn a lot from her style.
How about trying out a fun presenting style for an internal conference? Are you brave enough?!
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Watch Jill Shargaa’s Ted talk below.