Presentation Skills Success

Presentation skills success is based on following a practical presentation strategy and learning the techniques for delivering superior presentations. This website includes the important presentation fundamentals you need build your presentations. From there you can learn and practise the presentation techniques - because a superior presentation is about technique. To make you an even better presenter we offer you presentation tips, ideas and examples.

Presentations Skills: If you already know how important it is to be a better communicator, presenter or speaker - then this website is the resource for you. This website will show you how to be a better presenter. If you are only looking for a magic presentation pill then this site is not for you. This is a "how to be a better presenter" website. Enjoy, George Torok.

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Power Presentations Tip 06

80 will get you 90

Imagine if you were successful 90% of the time. That would be amazing.


We humans have a natural urge to try to please everybody. That is the main reason we have trouble saying "no".


That urge to please everybody can sabotage your effectiveness as a presenter. When delivering a presentation you need to focus on the key decision makers.


With most audiences you will have a 10-10-80 split.


10% adore you
The first 10% of the people will adore you no matter what you do. You don't need to do anything spectacular to impress or convince these people. Recruit them as assistants. Feed off their support but don't overdose on the adulation.


10% dislike you
The second 10% are like poison ivy. Tangle with them and you lose everything. These people will dislike you no matter what you do or say. You can't reach them. Don't knock yourself out for them. It's best not even to directly engage them. Ignore their snarls and don't take it personally. Even Superman had enemies.


Your target is 80%
The 80% remaining are the people who can be convinced. They are movable. So focus your presentation on them. Design and deliver your presentation for this 80%. Actively engage them. Notice their reactions. Adapt to their mindset.


When you move this group you will have achieved 90% acceptance. And 90% is an overwhelming success.


Focus on moving the 80% of your audience that can be moved. Don't waste your effort on the unmovable or the adoring fans.



George Torok

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George Torok is a writer for Toastmaster magazine on presentation skills

George Torok is a frequent contributor to Toastmaster Magazine. He has presented at more than a dozen conferences for Toastmasters plus two international conventions. Toastmasters is the world's leading organization that teaches presentations skills.


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