EP. 04 | NOT FLASHY, BUT PREPARED
In our exploration of the 3 Verbs - Actions to Improve Your Online Communication, Mike talks with us about how to PREPARE:
Prepare to speak - not just show.
When we present with a powerpoint, we have a tendency to show the slides. But there is a REASON that you are there! The font, the graphics, the visuals should be secondary - YOU are the primary focus of your webinar, speech, or presentation. Anyone can present the visuals. YOU are what is not replaceable.
To PREPARE the best you can:
Prepare EARLY! Leaving the speaking prep to the last minute will cause you to sound like you don't know what you are talking about - even if the slides tell the whole story!
Practice - again and again. Practice makes perfect.
Show up early. Make sure everything - including you - are ready to go, well before your starting time. Avoid the panic and stress of the last-minute setup!