Prepare for a presentation with positive thoughts

When I was a little kid and I knew I was going to my Grandma Hickey’s farm, I’d have a big smile on my face because I knew I was going to have a great time.   My cousins lived with my grandmother and when we would arrive I knew it would be party time for us kids.

Get excited

Although the venue is very different, I bring that same kind of energy with me when I prepare for a presentation or workshop. I get excited when I prepare for a presentation or workshop because I know I’m going to have a good time and I see myself having a good time.  And guess what happens. I have a great time and the audience does as well.

Think about the value

It’s really important that we get rid of negative thoughts about what could possibly go wrong or what people will think when we’re preparing for a presentation.  Instead, we need to think about the value we’re going to provide and how much people will appreciate it. If we’re really providing something of value we’ll be helping people on an ongoing basis. What could be more positive than that?

Have a good time

People like Anthony Robbins and Zig Ziglar know that joy of sharing.  And that’s what allows them to put such passion in their presentations. They know they’re going to have a good time and they know they’re going to help people.  If you think about your audience and what’s good for them and how you can best help them, you’ll have just as much fun helping people as Robbins and Ziglar – albeit on a slightly smaller scale.

Focus on the positive

Every time I prepare for a presentation I see myself and the audience having a good time. And I know that’s going to happen because I’m going to deliver the best I have to offer to that audience and they’re going to appreciate it. Admittedly, some presentations go better than others. Some audiences are more appreciative than others. But a positive attitude and a genuine love of what I’m doing improves every presentation I do.  you can do the same thing if you prepare for a presentation with positive thoughts.

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About Thomas Moss

Thomas Moss is a speaker, writer and coach who provides business communications services, primarily in the Greater Toronto Area, including Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax, Pickering, Markham, Richmond Hill, Newmarket, Vaughan, Brampton and Mississauga. Service is also available outside of the GTA.

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