How many of you were reluctant to raise your hands when teachers asked a question? Do you step back when asked to deliver a speech in front of your college principal? Are you the one who gets anxiety attack when facing the crowd? Have you ever sat down and bowed your head, hiding in embarrassment?
You told yourself, “I’m never ever going to humiliate myself again!”
Most of us have had painful experiences speaking in front of a crowd. Due to those experiences in the past, we have become afraid of presenting our ideas.
The truth is, none of us are born afraid of presentation. Babies are confident creatures that speak what’s on their mind regardless of other people’s opinions.
Unfortunately, as we’re growing up, society has conditioned us to think before we speak and to say “politically” correct words.
Ironically, presentation skills are also one of the most important skills that can accelerate your career, relationships, and life. In fact, two of the most in-demand soft skills depend on how well your presentation skills are, which are persuasion and collaboration.
This is what a powerful presentation can do for you: