October 27, 2016

Practice

How do you deliver better presentations? One of the most important things you can do is to practice. I play golf about once a year. On one of these occasions, I was practicing my tee shot and constantly hitting the ground. I gave up and said “oh well, might as well just take the shot”. My friend, a much better golfer than me, said “Your next shot is still a practice shot; keep practicing until you are ready to take the shot.” The same advice applies to delivering your presentations. If you do not practice before, then you will be practicing in front of a live audience. you will be making the mistakes in front of your audience with no chance to correct them.

Apply understands the importance of practicing presentations. Before any product launch presentation, they practice and practice until they reach near perfection. The results show the value of practice; Apple product presentations are delivered smoothly and without glitches. The presentations look casual and relaxed; another by product of rigorous practice.