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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.   

In this summary, you will learn

  • What factors make up the 16 “presentation personas” and
  • How to make high-quality presentations by building on the strengths of your personality.
 

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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Self-Awareness

Microsoft estimates that some 30 million people make presentations each day. However, the majority of those presentations don’t work, because people are largely unaware of their impact as speakers.


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    AJ Johnson 9 months ago
    Very good insights on effective presenting! A must read for anyone who facilitates, trains or does lots of presentations.