Should you think on your feet when presenting?

Should you think on your feet?

Some presenters neglect to prepare or rehearse for their presentation because they believe that they can always think on their feet. Is that a good approach to your presentations?

No.

Don’t try to think on your feet

It is too dangerous. When you try to wing it you leave too much to chance. You might be sharp today. Or, you might be ill or even in a foul mood.

Don’t risk an important presentation on your hope to think on your feet. That’s a dangerous and irresponsible approach.

Instead, be prepared. The only thing you should do on your feet is consider options.

Analyze your presentation, the strengths, the weak points, and your audience. Consider the possible questions, objections and interruptions. Then prepare and rehearse your response to all of them.

Why should you do that much work? Because that’s what winners do. They prepare, rehearse and are ready for the possibilities.

Don’t think on your feet. That is like rolling the dice in a casino and hoping to win.

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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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