Of course your presentations need to be impressive, that goes without saying. But how do you really connect with your audience? What about you? Are you connected? Whether you are giving a presentation to 500 people, having a 1:1 business meeting or anything in-between, everything about YOU is the presentation and I don’t mean this in a superficial way.
We all know when we’re in the presence of greatness because that person has an energy, aura, a vibe about them that you can’t quite put your finger on, like an invisible halo that makes it impossible not to like or want to be near them. All great leaders have this.
So what is it?
I’ll tell you, it’s an inner self confidence and self awareness, a way-of-being that does not always come naturally. It takes discipline and a desire to change, if need be. It is integrity, sincerity, compassion, humility, desire and focus, a belief system and a set of guiding principles all wrapped up in one neat little package that requires no effort. It’s whole, complete, sometimes referred to simply as ‘oneness‘. So why am I talking about this? Well, because when I say presentation is everything, that means you too! You are everything, so if you don’t feel that you are, well then, ask yourself why not? Also something else to think about…what will your audience/customer, think?
We are emotional creatures by nature so that means we have feelings and if you can touch people on an emotional level (without even trying), you will create a lasting impact, it’s priceless and that is the essence of what I’m talking about.