Some experts believe your audience has already made a judgment about whether they like you based on the first ten seconds they see you.
They see you as either strong and confident or weak, relying upon props and papers, and lacking credibility.
If you make eye contact throughout the audience, smile, open your palms, stand upright and confident, don’t move around too much, you will avoid many of the non-verbal errors that can ruin your presentation, before you have even said a word. And get your audience to love you.
But if you don’t avoid the ten deadly sins of speech making and delivery, your audience will not only dislike your presentation, but if you are a lego character, they will crush and destroy you.
Don’t let your audience disassemble you like an unwanted lego character.
Kelly Coughlin, CPA, is the CEO of BankBosun. He is the program host of the syndicated audio podcast helping bank C-Suite Officers navigate risk and discover reward in the banking ecosystem. Kelly specializes in helping community bank manage three Rs: Risk, Revenue and Regulatory challenges.
Contact Kelly Coughlin at: kellycoughlin[at]bankbosun[dot]com or 646-494-[five-four-one-two