A couple of weeks ago I met for four hours with a client to help her put together a presentation she’s been struggling with. She had tons of great stuff in her head (and in MANY various PowerPoint iterations) Been there?
The first hour was spent getting everything out of her head and onto flip charts (see photo) Then we reorder the information until we had a cohesive outline: Attention Getter, Introduction, 3 sections of the body and conclusion.
From there we fleshed out bits and pieces of what more could go into each section and added that to the flip charts. We also pasted up parts from the PowerPoint she’d already had. By the end of our four hours, I had typed up a rough draft of her speech on PowerPoint slides so that she can work on them on her own – fleshing out more and adding design elements. As part of her VIP package, we will have one more hour together to walk through the presentation and polish any non-verbal skills (body language and vocal tone) and anything else that needs work.
It was a fun day and the time flew by. My client was grateful to have feedback and insight to help her create a complete, cohesive presentation out of all her great ideas and information.
An athlete or musician may have all the raw material to excel in their field but a talented coach knows how to bring out the best in them and help them shine and succeed. I love doing a similar thing for my clients.
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