Are you delivering a team presentation soon?
You and two or three of your colleagues stand up and present the company message.
First be clear on the overall message. Then decide how each person supports that message in their portion of the presentation without duplicating.
Each presenter must have a clear yet distinct piece of the puzzle that supports the overall message.
For example you are presenting your sales message to your prospect then and you have four presenters. One is the team leader, one is the customer contact manager, one is the production foreman, and one is the logistics expert.
There must be a reason why each presenter on your team is there. That reason must be evident to your listeners. Too many presenters will muddy your message.
Each presenter on the team should deliver a distinct message that contributes to the main presentation message. With different presenters it helps that each has a slightly different style and personality. Do not dress exactly the same – that only confuses your listeners. If you all look the same, how can we tell you apart?
Million Dollar Tip
Each team presenter could start his/her portion with the rhetorical question, “Why am I here?” Then answer the question. That will help your listeners understand why you are there. They will be silently asking that question and will be pleasantly surprised when you voice it and answer it for them.
Follow this advice and your team presentations will be more successful and more profitable.
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