If the thought of delivering presentations in front of a group of people keeps you up at night, you’re not alone. Almost three-quarters of people suffer from glossophobia, the fear of public speaking. That’s more than the percentage of people who fear death. As Jerry Seinfeld joked, that means at a funeral, most people would rather be in the casket than delivering the eulogy.
But in the workplace, presenting confidently and persuasively has become a must-have skill. Most professionals will need to present a business case or pitch a new proposal at some point in their careers. That’s a scary thought for those of us who sweat through our shirts before getting in front of a crowd.
There is good news though: presenting is a skill that anyone can learn with the right approach. That’s why Grovo is releasing a new series of Microlearning lessons on creating and delivering presentations with confidence.
Created by content producer Joe Stanton, our new Delivering Persuasive Presentations Microlearning content includes four topics:
- Structure a Presentation for Clarity: Learn how to outline and tailor the content of your presentation so it speaks directly to your audience and inspires them to action. Hear from contributors, including Career Coach and Public Speaker, Marie DeVeaux and Social Creative Strategy Director, Meghan McCormick.
- Format Clear and Persuasive Presentation Slides: Presentations are much more than a slide deck, but the deck is important! Learn how to create slides with effective titles and visuals that pass the “glance test.”
- Practice and Deliver a Presentation: Whether you suffer from glossophobia or you love speaking in front of a group, you can learn to use non-verbals, calming techniques, and practice to present confidently and authentically for any audience.
- Maximize Engagement when Presenting: Learn key techniques to actively engage both in-person and virtual audiences, including using stories, facilitating discussions, and preparing for questions, so that you can focus on connecting with your audience instead of worrying about what to say next.
Anyone can learn to create and deliver persuasive presentations. Watch our sample lesson, “End Your Presentation With a Call to Action,” to see how you can immediately begin to enhance your presentations!