5 Secrets For Presenting To Crazy Busy People Virtually

Do more with less. That’s the new mantra in today’s economy. No doubt, you’re feeling the pressure to present to crazy busy people in virtual presentations-and do it fast. You might need help right now. Get 5 tips to save your career, save time-and impress your virtual audience.

Last week I got a call from a successful University professor. She was under the gun to come up with a virtual presentation she’d volunteered to give 6 months ago. At the time, her schedule was wide open and it seemed like a good idea.

But last week was a different story. She had a new private client, a teenager crisis and was interviewing for a new position. Talk about short on time. Oh yes, she liked be completely organized in everything she did. She didn’t feel she had time to take a presentation skills training-in person or online.

Should she bow out? Should she go ahead? Find out how she gained total confidence, delivered a dynamic virtual presentation, and built trust with her audience.

Here’s what happened to, let’s call her Sue.

Sue called me with a whirlwind of ideas. She could easily have gotten a PhD with all the concepts she wanted to present. Problem was, she only had an hour.

I introduced a few concepts and tips. Let me share these with you right now.

1. Reduce Scope
Take a surgical approach to your content. Cut it in half. Then cut it in half again. Repeat as needed.

While this sounds painful or even unthinkable, it will save you loads of time and pain. Plus, it will guarantee that your audience will understand exactly what you’re talking about.

2. Repeat Key Ideas
Remember that your audience is packed with people who are also crazy busy, with short attention spans. While you may believe your key ideas are crystal clear, do not leave this up to chance.

Improve retention by repeating your key points. If at all possible, focus on one single point and drive this home with repetition.

3. Simplify
You are an expert. You are smart. You are passionate about your topic and subject matter expertise. But your audience is overloaded. Do the heavy lifting for them. Simplify your concept into an easy-to-understand phrase and picture.

If you’re not sure how to simplify, work with an executive coach. In a short session, he or she will help you capture the essence of your story.

4. Share Your Personal Story
Speaking of stories, make it personal. Every day we have insights or something happens to us. Write these down in a journal. Keep this when and refer to your journal when you need to present to a group.

By gathering, valuing and using your personal stories, you’ll connect human-to-human with your audience. Plus, there’s an added bonus. Your stories are unique. You won’t sound just like the last presenter-or the next one.

5. Give A Way To Practice
Help your listeners and viewers put new skills into action. Provide time and a way for them to practice-within your presentation. This is very engaging and will encourage people to get involved on the spot.

With these tips in hand, Sue realized that she could easily keep her commitment. She followed these 5 tips and in a matter of minutes, the ‘light bulb’ went off. “Of course, I’m going to take this opportunity and give my talk!”

Curious how it went? She delivered her presentation and got rave reviews.

See it really is possible to engage your virtual audience-even if you are crazy busy and they are too. Ready to present with impact? Impress your crowd, look great and give a dynamic virtual presentation in 10-minutes or less. You, too, can keep your promises, save your career, and save time by following these 5 tips.

How to Make Your Blog Presentable

Today blogs have become an effective source of communication. Whether you want to convey your ideas or to sell your products, the blog is a productive way to do it. However, the main work is to get the attention of a large number of people to your website and when they visit your site, convince them to buy.

The main requirement is to invite enough traffic and then maintain them on your site. Sustaining people on the site is important because otherwise they will go away and then you will have to find new traffic which can be really time consuming.

Make your blog presentable – an attractive and organized place to keep your traffic coming again. The writings on the blog should be simple yet interesting for people to go through it.

Keep your self updated with the new things and techniques, read the blogs of the other people and organizing it can make your subscribers coming back again and again.

Some times people just search and come in to your blog to have some information and when they get the desired data of their requirement, they leave the blog and never come back. However there is a way to draw back the people by attractive content added to your blog.

To sustain the subscribers confirms that your blog is going successful. To attract the attention of he new people can a really difficult task as well as it may take alloy of time therefore make sure that your already subscribes visit you back.

The best way to gain the attention of the already subscribers is to win their trust and once they have a trust on you and you product they will not only visit the blog again but also decide to buy your product.

There are many ways to attract your buyers. Having a quality products and offers can make you some confirmed clients and also you can offer incentives to your already members. This method will definitely attract people to your blog.

Proper Positioning Will Lead to Successful Negotiation Outcomes

Before you negotiate, do you consider how your positioning will influence the outcome of the negotiation?

When I speak to groups around the US and other countries, about improving their negotiation skills, I talk about the inherent value that positioning holds. I get a lot of inquisitive responses when I state, the way you position yourself sets the stage for the direction in which the negotiation will proceed. There are several reasons why positioning plays such an important role before, during, and after a negotiation. They are …

1. Positioning before the negotiation:

Before sitting down to negotiate, people have a perceived perspective of who you are. To the degree you match their perception, you set the stage as a congenial, tough, or moderate negotiator. Depending upon the style the other negotiator uses, you can find yourself entering into a collaborative or combative negotiation sitting.

a. Positioning really allows you to ‘set the stage’ before you begin to negotiate. Observe the following example.

i. A friend of mine recently sold a property she owned to a close associate of hers. Before they agreed upon a price, her associate told her, he had already started packing his belongings to move to the new location. He went on to tell her how he was going to furnish each room and the fact that he had told all of his friends about the new house he was moving to. After all of that, they sat down to negotiate his purchase of the property. Needless to say, they were far apart on the perceived dollar value of the property. In essence, my friend’s associate had really mis-positioned himself to the degree that he had given my friend insight into how anxious he was about moving to the new location and the fact that he had mentally ‘put’ himself into the house.

In the end, the two of them worked out an arrangement that both could live with, but had the two not been close associates, the price difference could have made the ability to reach an agreement insurmountable.

2. Positioning during the negotiation:

Positioning during the negotiation takes on the mantel of how you use your body language to convey subtleties of agreement and disagreement to offers and counteroffers made during the negotiation. It should also take into consideration the ‘role’ you create for yourself and the degree of flexibility you display to being open to new ideas that are introduced into the negotiation. If you’ve positioned yourself properly, based on the plan you’ve set forth for the negotiation, this phase of the negotiation should lead effortlessly to the final phase of the negotiation.

Note: When negotiating, you should never give out the kind of information my friend’s associate gave to the person with whom you’re negotiating. By positioning himself in the manner in which he did, he weakened his negotiation position substantially. Had he been negotiating with someone other than a friend, he could have found himself without a new house and embarrassed in front of his friends.

3. Positioning for the close and what comes after the Negotiation:

As you seek a favorable conclusion to a negotiation, your positioning of what will occur next and how the covenants of the negotiation will be addressed will have a great impact on the probability the deal will stay together. At the conclusion of the negotiation, if you’ve positioned yourself in a manner that sets the expectation that the deal was hard fought and fair, you have begun to subliminally set the expectation that all parties involved are happy and satisfied with the outcome; it goes without saying, you need to get the other party’s ‘buy in’ to that perception. By positioning the outcome in such a manner, you’ll be setting the stage whereby the way the outcome has been cast will stay intact.

In the same manner people make judgments about a book, a building, and many aspects of life, they do so by the façade they see and perceive. In order to enhance your negotiation outcomes, understand the importance of positioning and the overall impact it has on the outcome of the negotiation. Position yourself according to the ‘role’ you will play before, during and after the negotiation and your negotiations will be a lot smoother than what might otherwise be the case … and everything will be right with the world.

The Negotiation Lessons are …

· When contemplating any negotiation you might participant in, consider what image you wish to display. In so doing, you’ll gain insight into how you should position yourself to portray the persona you wish to project. The positioning of that persona will determine how the negotiation will progress.

· As you create the image you’ll project in a negotiation, consider how that demeanor will be received and the overall effect it will cast throughout the negotiation. Be sure to choose the right image for the right situation.

· Always have multiple images that you can project depended upon the situation you find yourself in during the negotiation. Take into consideration how one image will morph into another and how different images will be perceived. Tie your images to the overall positioning you’ve created for the negotiation.