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Presentation Skills Survey

Completing this survey will help you to do a differential diagnosis of where your presentation skills are working for you and to better identify those skills you want to improve. You should also have a better appreciation of just how important these skills are, whether you are making a presentation to one person or a thousand.

  1. Approximately how many presentations do you give in a year?_____

  2. Approximately how many presentations do you attend in a year?____

  3. The best compliment you have ever received from one of your presentations was:

    ________________________

  4. How comfortable are you, in general, in giving presentations in front of a group?

    Not at all
    comfortable

    Very comfortable


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  5. In terms of preparing for your presentations, how well prepared are you usually?

    Not as well prepared as
    I should be

    Very well
    prepared


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  6. In terms of delivery, how dynamic are you?

    Not at all dynamic

    Very dynamic


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  7. How effectively do you use a variety of presentation tools (props, flip charts, stories)?

    Not at all effectively

    Very effectively


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  8. How effective are you in obtaining direct and clear feedback from your presentations?

    I receive very little
    feedback from my
    presentations

    I systematically seek out
    feedback using a variety of
    assessment techniques


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  9. How long lasting an impact do your presentations have on the audience?

    Not at all memorable

    Lasting memory
    5 years or more


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  10. How much of an impact do your presentations have on your audience?

    Not at all impactful

    Participants are absolutely
    committed to making
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  11. How important is the development of presentations skills and strategies for you and your career?

    Not at all important

    Becoming a better
    presenter is one of
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  12. The one thing you most need to change or improve to help you be a more effective presenter is:

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The ability to present with confidence and poise is critical to your career. Yet Master_Presenters are not born, they are developed. In the next seven chapters, we will guide you step-by-step through the development process. Armed with this knowledge, a little time, and a lot of practice, you, too, can learn to speak like the masters.


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