- Insider's Take
To make a successful presentation, you need to identify your primary presentation style, which is an expression of your psychological makeup. You cannot present well or connect with your audience if you don’t know who you are. Presentation experts Scott Schwertly and Sunday Mancini introduce 16 basic “presentation personas” and list their defining personality traits. Their informative manual provides useful tips on how to identify your innate style so you can become a better presenter. To help determine where you fit within the 16 personas, try Schwertly’s and Mancini’s free online self-assessment tool, the “Badge.” It explains how your personality assets shape your public speaking and how to work with your strengths. getAbstract recommends this outstanding guide to everyone who makes presentations, and to those who manage them.
About the Authors
Scott Schwertly is the CEO of Ethos3, a presentation design and training company where Sunday Mancini was content strategist. Their “Badge” presentation tool is available at http://ethos3.com/treats/introduction.
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10 months agoGreat insights, thank you for summarising. In my experience the best way to engage an audience is to not focus on you, but focus on them. Engage the audience with anything, even trivial points which they can all answer and they'll be awake and listening.
1 year agoI now know more on this topic; hopefully will apply soon
2 years agoVery good insights on effective presenting! A must read for anyone who facilitates, trains or does lots of presentations.