Before I was pretty confident that this was important, today there is no doubt in my mind. It is probably the number 1 or number 2 skill that any (read "every") consultant should have in their toolkit.
Don't think so? Barack Obama made his debut on the national and global stage during a 17 minute presentation at the Democratic convention when John Kerry was running.
He is now the Democratic nominee and looks like getting a good chance at being the first black president.
Presenting is the thing! No doubt about it.
We have been running the Art of Presenting series here now for a few weeks, and it seems to be getting a lot of attention.
This was a follow up to our successful post on Presenting without Software and is an attempt to convey some of the passion and enthusiasm I have for presenting. (No matter where it is!)
Have a look at some of the leading speakers of our time. Nothing contrived, very conversational, unique viewpoints, detailed research, and casual presentation styles.
- Tom Peters - The Brand is the Talent
- Seth Godin - All Marketers are Liars
- Steve Jobs - 2005 Stanford Address
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