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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Instant Credibility When Presenting

At a recent seminar the keynote speaker came out and said, "This is not my expertiese."

Is this what an audience wants to hear? Your audience wants to know that you have experience in the subject you are discussing. Even if it's not your expertise, don't tell your audience that. Why? Because no matter what you say, they may not believe it. They may think since you are not the expert, you may not know what you are talking about. Most likely, that is not the case and you do know what you are talking about. Make sure your audience has confidence in you. Do not tell them it's not your expertise. Tell them how much you do know by telling them and showing them through your own experience with the subject.

Good presentation skills tip: Instead of saying "This is not my expertise." She could have said "Today I'm going to share with you my experience I have had with this."
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