Know Your Purpose

WRITTEN June 29, 2017 Author: Jen Glantz

One of the first things you may do when planning for a presentation is figure out the purpose. What’s are the objectives? Is there a goal?

These questions usually pertain to your content, but they are worth asking about yourself.

Why are YOU giving this presentation? What do YOU want to get out of your time in front of the audience?

Sometimes the fear of the presentation may be consuming, and you find your only objective is to finish as quickly as possible. Or maybe, you have to give the presentation for your job, and your objective is to make your boss happy. Those are common thoughts, but these objectives do not guarantee that you give the best presentation that you can.

Here is how and why it’s important to set a personal purpose before you speak.

 

How:

Put those nervous feelings aside for a moment. Ask yourself what is YOUR personal goal for the presentation. Is it to relay knowledge or an expertise that you have? Perhaps it is to make sure your team has a better understanding of a topic. Write that goal on the top of a sheet of paper. Be sure to remember it as you plan your content and as you practice.

Why:

Set a personal goal and find the motivation to to deliver an even more effective presentation. Stand behind what you are saying and why you are the one saying it. Make it easier to visualize success.

Discover your own personal purpose before your presentation. Have a clear focus on yourself, as well as your topic. Use that knowledge to kick aside those fears and give your presentation with confidence.


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