Are You a Great Presenter?

Use these 7 self assessment questions to find out


#1. Do you prepare using a structured method and don’t start with Powerpoint?

By not having a method to structure your presentation you’ll not begin with objectives of what you want to achieve and instead dive straight into your first Powerpoint slide, and likely not to achieve your objectives.

#2. Do you structure the content of your presentation in a logical way?

By not structuring your content in a logical way, you’ll lose those people that need structure.

#3. Do you know how to manage your nerves and to improve your confidence when presenting?

By not knowing how to manage your nerves or what tools you can use to improve your confidence, you will come across as nervous. This will put off your audience.

#4. Do you have ways that you use to engage your audience? For example, when to adjust your volume, or when to show a different format.

By not having tools, tips, or ways to engage your audience you will present how you have seen others present. This might limit your ability as an engaging presenter.

#5. Do you know how to achieve your presentation objectives? For example, which formats to select, how to manage your time, etc.

Knowing how to achieve your presentation objectives means that you A. Need to have written your presentation objectives, and B. Have different tools to select to meet those objectives.

#6. Do you know how to positive influence the audience to achieve what you want?

By not knowing what you can do to positively influence the audience you are unlikely to be doing it. For example, using the influencing push/pull model to help you.

#7. Do you know how to prepare to answer audience questions, and tools to select to response effectively?

By not preparing or knowing how to reply well to audience questions, you will struggle to ‘put your best foot forward’ when they ask you.

#8. Do you positively influence a large network of people?

By not influencing a lot of people you will not gain support for when you do need to influence individuals, because your reputation will have a limited reach.

#9. Are you ensuring that conflict is not being avoided, and that you are encouraging positive debate?

By following a road of avoiding all conflict, this will squash healthy debate, and new ideas.