It’s exciting to be asked to present at a live or virtual event. You know it’s a fantastic way to get more exposure for what you do. But how do you go about getting your presentation together in a way that ‘wins hearts and minds?’
There are five basic steps to every presentation:
Step #1 Gather Your Materials
Chances are you’ve already written an abundance on the topic already. Maybe you have articles, blog posts, or even reports and books on the subject. Or maybe you’ve created a few videos. Gather all the information you’ve already created on the topic. Chances are you’re going to repeat much of this information during your speech so why reinvent the wheel and make more work for yourself?
Step #2 Identify Your Goal
What’s the primary goal of the event? What do you want attendees to walk away with? What is the key point you want to get across? Identify your goal(s) for the event. Also consider what step you want attendees to take after they’ve listened to you. For example, do you want them to hire you as a coach, sign up for your newsletter or buy your book? This is important because it’ll help you decide just how much information you’re going to give them during your class.
Step #3 Outline It
Identify the key points you want to make during the class or webinar. You’ll want to ideally know how long you’re going to talk about each of the key points as well. For example, if you have thirty minutes to talk and ten key points you’re going to have to move through them pretty quickly. On the other hand if you only have three key points to discuss then there’s time to go into depth on each point.
Step #4 Add Interaction and Materials
The best classes include some degree of interaction. Where can you stop and ask your listeners questions? When and how can you get them involved? Also, are there any supporting materials you want to hand out during the class? Any slides, graphics, or visuals you want to add to the material. Gather those together and add them to your outline.
Step #5 Practice
Now that you have your outline compiled and you’ve added some details, practice what you’re going to say. Run through the entire presentation at least a few times to make sure you’ve accurately estimated your time and you have all the information and materials you’d like to present. If possible, practice in front of a few people so that you get the real interaction you’re seeking.
Teaching and holding online webinars and seminars is a great way to build your business and they can be fun. Make sure to plan your event well beforehand and you and your attendees will have a better experience.
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