Most, if not all, of these skills are dependent on one's ability to develop a message and deliver that message effectively. Expert presenters do everything in their power to build a strong, powerful reciprocal rapport with their audience -- and they do it within two minutes of beginning of their presentation. Talented presenters can do more in two minutes and have a stronger rapport with their audience than other presenters are able to achieve in an hour, two hours, a full day, or even a week. This begs the question as to how skilled presenters are able to achieve such a high degree of rapport.
Presenters achieve this by applying the following four methods, and/or combinations of methods:
Increase the audience's level of expectations/aspirations and deliver over and above what the audience expects.
Continually demonstrate their level of expertise and mastery of the subject.
Demonstrate that their methods of delivery are at an "Oscar level" of performance.
Prove to the audience members, beyond a shadow of a doubt, how they will benefit from the presentation.
Interviews with seasoned presenters from across North America will be used to illustrate each of the strategies and bring them to life. Lastly, exercises have been developed to help you identify your strengths and weaknesses, and to develop an individually tailored program to enhance your strengths and overcome areas of weakness.