- In preparing the presentation, I had the opportunity to review what I have done in the past, look at some of my process and achievements and realise how far I have come.
- I looked at some old notes and was inspired to action some things I can still do to leverage my book and this project further.
- I was able to use the event to connect with some contacts that I haven’t seen in a while and build those relationships.
- During the conversations after the event, someone mentioned a concept I have had in the back of my mind and I’ve been inspired to explore it further.
- I unexpectedly met some people in my industry that will result in meetings and exploring new opportunities.
- I enjoyed the other speakers and event content, took notes and am looking forward to implementing some ideas.
11 September 2018
6 Things I Got Out Of Presenting Yesterday
11 September 2018
If you've ever questioned the value of doing a presentation, this article will highlight exactly what you can gain! This week I gave a presentation to a group of business owners to share some of my story and detail my insights around writing a book. It was a pretty straight forward presentation to do and I used about 12 slides to illustrate my story. When I prepare for a presentation, I try and add as much value to the audience as possible and think of things that might help them. In this case, I spoke about the process I used to decide what to write a book about and the steps I used to survey and understand my target audience. I detailed some benefits I have received since publishing my book and was honest about what more I can still do. Most of the time when I agree to do a presentation, I don’t expect much back. Specifically I expect that I might meet some interesting people and that I’ll be able to share some of my thinking. I also expect to have to spend some time preparing and that I’ll be nervous on the day! What I often forget is the value I will get from doing the presentation! And yet every time I do present, I feel that I have gained more than I have given. This time, here is what I have already gained from being involved: