Being a great presenter is something that everyone would like and obviously I am not the exception. In my opinion Steve Jobs is one of the great presenters on the IT world. This week I presented to an audience of reporters in a Press Summit for Latin America. Although I tried to follow the guidelines in this post not everything went well. Number 6 and 7 failed for a while (I was relying myself on a live demo and on a strong deck of slides) but fortunately I was calm and started to speak out of my head. Well, when I had the slides and the computer back the presentation had already took a different path. In the end I think it went well and I had several questions from the audience but my lesson here is: Have a plan B in case everything fails 😉
Here are some ideas of how you can improve your presentations skills. I’m just copying and slightly shrinking this article of how to Deliver a presentation like Steve Jobs published in business week a few months ago.