Chapter 1

Who are you when you present?

Great leaders understand themselves well. They think carefully about the impact they have on others.

  • How much of you as a person do your people see when you present?
  • To what extent do you focus on the impact you will make as a leader when you present?

If this were simply a book to teach presentation skills we would dive right into techniques, structures and practical tips to improve your effectiveness. But this book is about delivering powerful presentations with impact and influence, as a leader. To do this, you have to recognise the particular considerations that come with your leadership role.

It may be that your particular specialist knowledge has served you well in getting into a leadership ...

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