We talk quite a bit about presentation preparation and what that means in Professional Communication and Presentation. In my class, the presenters who are well prepared are the ones who are above average.
Students who haven’t cultivated a strong work ethic, and students who haven’t conquered their “lizard brain” (public speaking anxiety) have a difficult time in a public speaking and presentation class. Fortunately, though, both of these issues can be resolved if a student commits to working hard. Hard work, proper preparation, and practice can push an average presenter to a presenter who resonates, and this is something we discuss in our second class.
Take a look at the deck I debuted with my students this week:
How do you teach your public speaking and presentation students about proper preparation?