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Presentation Secrets: Do What you Never Thought Possible With Your Presentations by Alexei Kapterev

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PRESENTATIONS TRANSFORM

So, here's my final message: presentations change. I don't necessarily mean that they change the audience. That may happen, but I am not talking about that. Presentations change you and your own ideas. This is not about becoming rich and famous through public speaking. This is about becoming a better person. You'll become more knowledgeable, more understanding, more authentic, and more passionate.

Presentations transform your thinking. When you say what you think in front of a group of people and see them react, this somehow changes your thinking. I can't explain why or how this happens, but it does happen every time. When I tell my idea to the group, it may or may not sound right. I know this within seconds. It has to do with how I feel and how people look. It's not about positive feedback; they might not approve of the idea, they might even get angry, but I'd still know the idea is excellent. All I need is to listen to myself and watch them while I'm speaking. And if I'm not busy worrying about my public image, I will notice it. Frankly, this is the main reason I love public speaking so much.

Presentations transform your understanding. There is an old joke about a professor complaining to his friend about how stupid his students are: “I explained the topic once, but they didn't get it. So I explained it a second time, and they still didn't get it. Then I got angry and explained it for the third time; now even I got it, and they still didn't have a clue.” ...

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