Microsoft TechNet and Knowledge factory are hosting a cool lecture later this month. The topic is how to give successful presentations. The speaker is none other than the famous Richard Klees flown in from the US by Microsoft. Here is a blurb from the event site:
We can feel and demonstrate confidence, professionalism and conviction when we are comfortable, feeling well, know our content inside and out, and the stakes for being successful are not so high that the pressure to do well isn’t so great. If we had a good night’s sleep and the audience is a manageable size made up of people we know and feel calm, we can do a good job.
But what happens when life is not going as well as we planned?
- We’re nervous
- We didn’t get a chance to prepare as thoroughly as we would have liked
- We must be successful because our boss is counting on us to do well
- We are jet-lagged or fighting a cold, and just don’t feel well-rested
- We are presenting to a larger audience than we are used to and they are complete strangers
- We feel pressure to do well and so we are constantly self-evaluating, even as we speak
- What’s at stake could mean the difference between moving ahead and staying in the same place
- WHAT DO YOU DO?
We would always like life to play fair, but it doesn’t. That’s where this seminar and “The Action Effect” come in. This seminar will show you how to be confident, compelling and persuasive under any circumstances, with any audience, anywhere, anytime, anyplace. That’s a big promise, but this seminar can deliver and you will see it before your eyes. Hope to see you there.
– Richard Klees
The event is September 29th here in Stockholm and is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to improve your presentation skills. Hope to see you there!