success Torpedo Defense
What makes you successful in a presentation? With well-researched content? If it were that easy! With colorful pictures? That was once.
No, the decisive factor for success is the one with which you least expect: disturbances from the boss, heckling of good-byes, jokes at your expense, in short: disarm presentation torpedoes.
A remark that kills careers!
And for a simple reason: If even a joke "sits" at your expense and your listeners smirk smugly or even laugh loudly, then afterwards nobody guarentees any more about your well-researched content.
With a single critical remark, a Hierarch can bring down your beautiful presentation building. Unless they let his demolition machine out of the air.
Surprisingly, even the old presentation bunnies can be rather bad, as I experience in coachings and trainings again and again.
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Time and again, it amazes me how well they prepare themselves in terms of content and how little on what is actually completely normal at such events:
The audience whisper among themselves, talk in between, ask stupid questions or play power games, profiling matches or "shoot the presenter off the rope".
The right defense for every torpedo!
Just recently, a department head complained to me: "Our area manager gets on my nerves so much. In every presentation he plays endlessly around his Blackberry. "In each one? Why did not the head of department do something about it? Because he has no torpedo defense.
The good news, for all those who often fail during a presentation to interrogators and fools: There is a functioning torpedo defense against every torpedo. And defense is worthwhile, because if it succeeds, this considerably increases your reputation among colleagues and bosses.
Rhetoric counts more than content
Unfortunately, rhetoric matters more than just content: if you can master even a single interjection, a single "disturbance", elegant, superior and sovereign, this boosts your reputation.
Your perceived competence will be much stronger and more sustainable than the greatest content. The question is: how do you win this torpedo sovereignty?
Sharpen your defense
A professional torpedo defense is not all that hard to learn, even if handled in no time at all.
I am only surprised that most of the presenters are so terribly stiffened on their content and then can actually pack the first call. No need. Make your torpedo defenses sharp!
3 instant prescriptions
If you do not face the next presentation in the coming hours, three of many instant prescriptions that you can instantly implement:
- Look forward to disturbances!
- Customize standard anti-torpedo strategies!
- Faults are not disturbances!
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