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Workshop in a Box: Communication Skills for IT Professionals by Abhinav Kaiser

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Four pillars of presentation

Many people believe that good presentation is all about the oratory skills that the speaker possesses. This is so untrue. Oration is just a small element in the overall presentation framework. There is much more to presentation than the speaking skill itself.

Presenting is a work of art, an art that can be the factor for success or failure. There are five principles that I personally stick to during presentations. The principles are not comprehensive, but they work every single time, be it in an IT environment or not:

  • Presentation must be about the audience and not the narcissist in you
  • Connection with your audience is a must for presentations to be effective
  • Good speaking skills help in presenting, but it is not the alpha ...

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