Impact at Work: Powerful Presentations
Ready to impress your clients and create immediate impact at a moment’s notice? Whether you’re in a corporate headquarters, an airplane, or a manufacturing facility, presenting ideas at a moment’s notice just got a whole lot easier.
Do you need fancy equipment? Nope.
Do you need to invest in expensive technology? Nope.
Do you have to go back to school and get a degree in graphic design?
Not that either.
It’s a whole lot simpler and faster than any of these options.
When you want to really make a big impact, step up to the whiteboard.
Using a whiteboard creates new opportunities to be ‘in the moment’ with your clients and prospects.
Instead of being chained to a cumbersome PowerPoint deck, you are able to display ideas in real time. And I’m talking about a standard whiteboard or dry erase board.
Of course, if you are lucky, you may also have the pleasure of working on a clear marker board. I have one of these in my office…and it’s a wonderful tool.
But, more on that later.
Right now, what you need most is a jolt of attitude. You see, whiteboards, dry erase boards, and mapping out ideas has been around for a while. But you may not have noticed it.
Recently, you’re probably seeing a lot more people using whiteboard sketches. Here’s why.
A whiteboard brings an informal, friendly tone to the conversation. There’s more give and take. It enables you to do spark ideas in a way that slides just never will.
A taste of the opportunities:
● Give an impromptu sales pitch
● Adapt your message on the fly
● Adjust product training to instantly match your customer
● Collaborate on new ideas with peers
● Share solutions and solve problems instantly
● Troubleshoot complex issues
Wherever you go, make sure you have a marker and a place to use it. With this ‘go visual’ attitude, you’ll achieve your goals and boost results.
Use these 3 tips to engage your audience and whiteboard to win.
1. Win Attention Fast
Pop a big question to start off your whiteboard pitch. Capture this question in big, bold writing. Be sure to use color, shapes, and icons to make this question stick.
Often the simplest questions are best. Grab attention instantly and with a flourish. Start dramatically and make a splash.
2. Captivate Instantly
A powerful whiteboard helps everyone see the big picture. Plus, it emerges as conversation flows. This allows you to pace and lead, guide conversations and expose issues at the best pace for your audience.
Unlike a video, movie or self-playing presentation, a whiteboard pitch is entirely in your control. You set the pace, mirroring exactly what is right for each audience and each setting.
3. Show Benefits
Take advantage of communicating directly to your audience. Speak briefly and concisely about the benefits of taking action. Share your excitement about the rewards of action—such as the benefits of working with your company, or using your services.
Showcase all the powerful dimensions of action with whiteboard diagrams. Hint: practice telling the benefit story while drawing/writing the key action benefits. The more you rehearse, the more natural you will be in front of an audience.
While creating visually stunning whiteboards may seem like a lofty goal, it is now much easier to learn these skills. Find out how. Turn every meeting into an opportunity for a sale. Discover the power of winning results with a whiteboard conversation.
Let’s have a page to gather names for clear board and forward these to him…