Presenting: no shortcuts allowed

I just delivered a presentation over the web to a few colleagues across the continent on the company’s cloud computing strategy and the experience reinforced what I’ve believed for an awfully long time.  A person will really struggle to sound credible and authentic if they:

  1. Don’t believe in the pitch themselves 
  2. Have not done a decent amount of research into the topic
  3. Can’t summon up personal stories to illustrate their key points
  4. Have not rehearsed the flow

As usual with my presentations, I deviated quite a bit from script but the theme stayed true.  I deviated because it felt right at the moment and I think that flexibility and nimbleness is important too.  It seemed to go well.

About Peter Armaly
I get jazzed by automation, big data, and blockchain tech. Business, technology, and fitness are things I understand. Scotch, wine, food, and fiction are things I appreciate.

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