Tag Archives: Presentations

The Art of Powerless Communication

open-micI recently shared the presentation below at the first Chapter Meeting of the Professional Speakers Association of Namibia. The presentation is loosely based on the work and talk of Adam Grant at TEDxEast in 2013 and explores power dynamics in communication.

Specifically what to do when you are intimidated and you feel powerless in that situation. Our go-to strategy is to proclaim our individual excellence and competence, but that may not be the best strategy to employ to win over the audience.                    Enjoy…

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Presenter types

Presenter types

Presenter types

Presentations, from a sales pitch or training session to an annual report,  can either be an invigorating experience or it can be a moment of dread for both presenter and audience. Many argue that it is the presentation content that determines how interesting a presentation is, but it is not the only determining factor.

While preparing for a new Sales Training course we came across this insightful survey on the Make a Powerful Point blog. In a post by Gavin McMahon,  founding partner at Fassforward Consulting Group, he writes that there are 6 types of presenters. He states that, “If you understand which one you are, if you understand where your strengths and weaknesses lie, you can get better.”

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