“A good presentation will earn you a company-wide reputation as an expert in your job.”

—JEFFREY J. FOX, Author, How to Become CEO

WEBSTER’S DEFINES A presentation as “something offered or given, a descriptive or persuasive account, for the attention of the mind.” When you think of a presentation as a gift, it takes on a new meaning. As a presenter, you should offer a gift for the mind.

In this discussion, I’m defining a presentation as different from a speech. I think of a presentation as a “working speech.” It’s a practical, content-driven, specific, detailed treatment of a topic. A presentation focuses on informing. The information helps the audience. It educates, provokes discussion, creates ...

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