How do you know if your presentation was successful?

How do you know if your presentation was successful?

I’ve posed this question to many of the groups and classes that I’ve spoken to over the past decades as a presentation skills trainer.

The usual responses include these welcome actions from your audience:

• Applause
• Asking questions
• Taking notes
• Smiles
• Laughing at your jokes
• No one falling asleep

Those are encouraging responses from your audience but they might not indicate that your presentation was successful.

The most important question that you need to ponder before every presentation is this: “What do you want your audience to do?”

If after your presentation they are doing what you want them to do, then your presentation was successful.

Did you want them to laugh? Did you want them to vote for you? Did you want them to buy?

That’s the real test of a successful presentation.

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George Torok was a shy student who learned how to speak in public. He has delivered over 1,000 professional presentations. He trains professionals, specialists and sales teams to deliver Superior Presentations. He coaches executives and leaders to deliver million dollar presentations. Visit www.SpeechCoachforExecutives.com or www.Torok.com © George Torok. You may reprint or quote this information as long as you quote the source and link back to this site. www.QuestionsAboutPublicSpeaking.com

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