First, let's be clear, I'm talking about everyday meetings as well as the bigger occasions.
Have the courage to be imperfect.
Such a simple idea. So effective. I'm getting emails from attendees at my presentation skills workshops saying things like, "You're right. It really is okay to make a mistake!"
It's a sign of the times.
Recently, a graduate from one of my presentations workshops spoke at a major conference in Taupo. He completed his introduction, reached the first specific point in his content, then flicked on a PowerPoint slide to illustrate that point. When he finished the point he turned PowerPoint off. The slide was no longer relevant and would distract the audience from the next point. What could be more sensible?