“I See What You Are Saying!” – 3 Tips To Better Visual Presentation Skills
Whether you give sales presentations, client pitches, or internal strategy sessions, visual presenting at a whiteboard can be remarkably effective. If you know what you're doing!
Most of my clients admit to me that before using Whiteboard Blueprints, they thought they were hopeless at drawing. They are delighted to find out that (even without any artistic talent) it's easy to learn the key steps.
In each blueprint, you get the ins-and-outs for professional level mastery. There are precise steps if you want for stimulating interaction, facilitating discussion, as well as problem solving with a marker. And yes, there are specialized tips for whiteboard presenting like a pro.
No matter how many tips and tricks you learn, you must practice. After all, you want to win sales – not have clients squinting their eyes and wondering what the heck you're doing up at the board.
What's the best way to practice your visual presentation skills? After 21 years of teaching these skills, here are my top 3 practice tips:
Tip 1: Practice In A Realistic Setting
The more realistic your setting is, the easier time you'll have. If you're going to be working in an office setting, practice in a similar one. By creating an environment similar to your final presentation, you'll work out the kinks and quirks in advance.
Tip 2: Practice With a Blueprint
"Does it help to sketch out my whiteboard in advance?" You bet!
Yes, it helps to use a whiteboard blueprint to plan in advance what you will do when you have a marker in your hand. Make a thumbnail sketch of what you will do at the board. Hint: try using a template blueprint for quick and easy planning. This is the fastest way to plan for maximum impact.
Tip 3: Practice Drawing and Talking
When you sketch at a whiteboard, you are doing two things at once: drawing and talking. Practice doing both things so you look and feel confident. Persuasive presentations are interactive and two-directional. Rehearse all parts of what you will be doing in front of an audience. By rehearsing your complete visual presentation, you'll be ready to go.
When you hear people say, “I See What You Are Saying!” it’s all worth it. For instant video access to learn how this works, visit www.presentationstoryboarding.com