Leveraging your Skills in the Workplace Presentation

Presentation is not just about a Power Point. It's not a skill that everyone's born with. But yes, it's a very important one in the corporate world today. Read on for some techniques.
Rachael Everly
Published on: 13th October 2016
A confident individual with an upright, erect posture and someone who is certain about their qualifications and skills is bound to exude positivity and present themselves in a positive light to the recruiter or even the general public. A presentation is not only a formal PowerPoint presentation that has been categorically prepared for, but entails any form of communication that helps convey the message in a direct, clear and distinct manner. Whether you are a student aiming for academic success, a budding entrepreneur or on an already established executive position you will be expected to make a presentation. This can be quite intimidating for the majority of people out there but is something that can be learned and perfected with time.
Leveraging your Skills in the Workplace Presentation
Presenting your individuality

Presentation skills have been stressed upon since school days as we are encouraged to overcome our “stage fright” in the first place to be able to confidently present poems and speeches in front of the class and then ultimately preparing a speech for the morning assembly. As burdening as it may seem at first, these repetitive occasions that demand you to stand up and present in front of your audience are basically helping you emerge as a more confident individual. Any point that is put forward with confidence is sure to be more effective than something which is put forward with a wavering and under confident tone. Presentations skills are also a major determinant of college success.

As you start progressing towards your professional life you realize that even “job interviews’ are a form of presentation where you are expected to best present or market yourself. The way you execute it ultimately decides your fate. You might be more skilled than another individual but he might steal the show due to enhanced confidence levels. Time and again you will be expected to prove your individuality and the authenticity of the idea if you are able to communicate your bright idea to a group of individuals during a conference or a meeting. Clients may sign projects getting impressed with your presentation skills as it can be highly convincing.

Presentation skills are a ‘must-have’ at the workplace

As aforementioned, presentation skills are a “learnt” skill and are highly crucial in the workplace as it can even transform a relatively less vocal and shy person into a confident individual, ready to take the corporate world by storm. Trust me you will have a competitive advantage if your public speaking and presentation skills are more polished in comparison to your colleague. Your boss will prefer you over other individuals if you are effectively able to align your thought processes and deliver it in a well formatted and organized manner. This confident and well-rounded approach certainly makes you the cynosure of all eyes and helps you gain positive publicity amongst a group of colleagues. It’s about presenting your idea in the best possible manner and making it evident that you deserve something more than the other individual. Present as if there are no barriers!

Once you gain command over your presentation skills you will realize that it comes effortlessly to you and you will not have to exert yourself to make your audience vote for your exceptional performance. Your prime focus should be the audience you are delivering to and your thoughts should flow in synchrony and harmony and should not be all over the place. A well planned and organized presentation can leave quite an impactful impression on your audience convincing them of your abilities. Constructive criticism and positive feedback will further help you gain a grip over your nerves and help you overcome your fear of public speaking, ultimately helping you acquire your desired job or winning over an argument that can be beneficial for you in the long run.
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