The variety of presentation styles is interesting. I'd like to focus on one style that serves no one - the speaker who purposefully gives away his or her credibility during the talk.
- Giving credit to others is good, as long as it's limited and relevant to the point YOU are making. One speaker actually gave a link to another person's website, even though they were competing for the same clients. Why in the world would you do this?
- Sharing a quote from one of your mentors is good, but what are the 'golden nuggets' you share repeatedly that are relevant to your topic and audience?
- Having no call to action or a close at the end of the talk. What do you want audience members to do after your talk? Tell them or they won't know!
If you are giving the opportunity to speak, then it's your show. You are the star. Craft your style, practice your lines, and perfect your delivery. It's your time to shine!
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