Common Myths About Presenting

Many people fear presenting more than death. Often these barriers to presenting are more in the mind than grounded in reality. So what are the common myths you need to be alert to?

    Myth 1: It needs to be word perfect

  • In reality it needs to be understandable, not word perfect.
  • Myth 2: Everyone is judging you

  • This is no different to every other walk of life. You cannot change or force people to always think you are great. Life is not like that.
  • Myth 3: You cannot use humour

  • You obviously cannot be a stand up comic in a business presentation but at the same time there is no rule that says it is a humour free zone.
  • Myth 4: It is genetic

  • The fact is, I have yet to hear any midwife tell the parents of a new born that it has the presentation gene. How about you?

The truth is myths hinder our ability to present well. So what myths or beliefs do you need to drop in order to be a better presenter?

Duncan Brodie of Goals and Achievements helps accountants and health professionals to achieve success and realize their professional potential through being highly effective leaders and managers. For more information and to sign up for his free audio e-course click here

About the Author Duncan Brodie

Since 2006 I’ve worked with in excess of 8,000 accountants and professionals in workshops, seminars and one to one helping them land their next jobs and become better leaders, presenters and business partners. Before that I spent 25 years in accountancy climbing the career ladder from Payments Clerk to FD. I’m a CIMA Fellow, Certified Professional Coach and Team Coach Facilitator.

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