It is my firm conviction that presentations in any form, catering to a larger spectrum of the elite and educative crowd has it’s own charismatic influence in a very subtle yet appealing manner. Many might beg to differ, but my stand on this aspect of the competency remains unruffled.
Presentations need not be very formal unless you are trying to rejuvenate yourself in front of a crowd that understands and means only ‘business’. Similarly, a jovial crowd could go berserk if they are not kept entertained by the exploits of the host/moderator. That is where the ‘WIFM’
factor comes in to the picture. ‘WIFM’ indicates ‘What’s in for me’ aspect in this whole episode that can either take you for a ride or enthrall you. So, inevitably, you would be the cynosure of all eyes, as the host and as an aspiring listener who has loads of expectations to deal with.
The following are a MUST for any presentation (not necessarily in the prescribed order):
- Never have apprehensions, they could prove to be hindrances.
- As a presenter, you are the boss and take charge nonchalantly. Be confident.
- Keep the ‘WIFM’ factor in mind and stick to basics.
- Thumb rule – Look in to the eyes of the audience and convey the acceptability factor.
- Decide the mode of your presentation: Your oratory skills or the content displayed. Crowd would never be interested in both.
- Always have the time in check; it’s obvious to get carried away but you do not have the prerogative to snatch somebody else’s allotment.
- Keep the introduction short and sweet; do not let them count the chickens before they hatch.
- Start emphatically and end with a purpose.
- Interact with the target audience and make them feel comfortable; your intention is to engage them fruitfully, not to guide them to monotony.
- Sense of humor is always an added advantage; never try to overdo it.
- Never dominate but be assertive and remind them that you call the shots here.
- Passion facilitates but emotions could deplete your vigor. Energy supplied should be used to gain momentum and garner the right content.
This is a result of my exposure to attain expertise and I am hopeful that it would add the required sheen to the fraternity of speakers who intend to deliver with panache.
This is probably one of the most frequently asked questions which is more frequently ignored. I think it’s time we start putting a heavy price tag on ourselves, for what we are, for what we have achieved phenomenally in all these years of voracious learning and start paying tributes to our capabilities, which by far, can never be overshadowed by anybody who aspires to take pride in what he is, rather than bestow his prejudices on others to prove otherwise.
I am probably not saying it because I am confidence personified, but more so, because I have come to believe that others are supremely talented and have the ability to flourish under any given circumstances. Here I go..!!?? That’s the catch here. ‘Any given circumstances’ could be misleading though for quite a few, who precariously lose their nerves during those few anxious moments of their own illuminating lives, thereby resulting in an aftermath that is encouraging to none. Moreover, it leaves a legacy behind, which is not worth carrying forward to our prospective champion generations. Aahh..!!! There I go… How can legacy be ignored?? We all are capable in our own rights, thanks to the legacy we all have so secretly admired, yet do not have the courage to vehemently accept it. That concludes that we only have the rights and the self confessed authority to be perfect examples to others, and let people be aware that we are immensely proud of our credentials, which obviously has not been very easy to acquire and practice.
My dear friends, I am not appealing to you all, I am just cajoling the ‘YOU’ inside everybody, which is extremely subtle and delicate, yet more powerful and strong to overcome any apocalypse this world has ever known.
When my usual tryst with uTube commenced today morning, I was stunned to see a new look version of the legendary library. To compound problems further, I was shocked and bewildered to find that the URL links for my concurrent downloads were conspicuously missing.
Omigosh!!!?? Please don’t tell me that the pre-beta and the subsequent beta versions would lack this phenomenal feature for worldwide downloads. That would be nothing short of a catastrophe and I would perhaps be one of the greatest calamities of this new look uTube, which is evidently a result of 8 months of innovative thought process and huge number of experiments/implementations before they arrived at this juncture.
But freaks, while I appreciate and shower accolades for your new invention out of this popular idiot forum for the fraternity, I would be elated if you give my old yet convincing and simpler uTube back…!!!
I have and would always admire technological innovations on any tool that is as revolutionary as the uTube (it boasts of a new enriched look with high definition quality, improved streaming performance, better organizer of your favorite videos/movies and increased bandwidth), but I would insist on retaining certain features that makes uTube one of the most proverbial and influential tools for browsing entertainment all over the world.
So far, my frantic search for the URL’s has been a futile effort and the embedded links/html code are of little use. I did take myself through the official blog but that only raved about it’s new and improved features, but not a hint of existence about my baby…!!
Please don’t create an orphan out of me when the whole world is consumed by the guardian..!!
Awaiting the comeback!