Soundview Executive Book Summaries

Soundview Live: Learn to Avoid “Me First!” Presentations

Just wanted to send a reminder to everyone that Soundview is less than 48 hours away from the next great installment of Soundview Live, our interactive Webinar series that puts YOU in touch with today’s top authors. The next edition takes place on Wednesday, March 16 at Noon (Eastern). This edition of Soundview Live will feature Nancy Duarte, CEO of Duarte Design, Inc and author of Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences. She will instruct listeners about creating presentations that persuade.

One of the keys to delivering a great presentation is to avoid the “Me First” mentality into which too many presenters seem to fall. During the preparation process for Wednesday’s event, I had the opportunity to interview Nancy and asked her why this problem persists. Here’s what she said:

Sometimes I think it’s because maybe the presenter has so much anxiety about spending so much time around the information they think has to be conveyed. They are so inbred about their own thoughts and getting their own objectives out of the meeting that they rarely spend the time to think about the fact that they’re just one small moment in this other person’s life. This meeting might be very important to you, but it’s really just a small moment in the other person’s life. We rarely take the time to think about how can we add value to that person’s moment with us. Instead it’s all about what we can get out of the audience instead of what we can give.

Don’t forget to sign-up for Wednesday’s Soundview Live with Nancy Duarte. Soundview subscribers can attend this event for FREE. Duarte’s organization has created presentations for some of the most influential organizations in business today. This is your chance to receive personal insights direct from Nancy. Don’t miss it!

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