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The Power in Power Presentation

BY ROLAND ANDRÉ MALIC

Roland is taking up Creative Writing, Leadership, and Communication training at TalkShop where he serves as part time writer.

 

talkshopThe world faces issues that negatively affect all of us. We are responsible for maintaining an effective system that promotes harmony, well-being, and security. I am sure that everyone has intentions to help make his society become better. What better way to resolve problems than to think creatively? Each of us can make a difference for the power to change is in our core. A point of view different from what is accepted can be the catalyst for change.

Influence is important to build a strong community for your intended cause. However, it is an unfortunate reality that most of these ideas are not heard nor given attention because of the distracting manner of its delivery. If you do not possess good presentation skills, chances are, your purpose and ideas get hidden in technicalities and, as a result, may appear less convincing for the intended audience. Honing your presentation skills makes you a smarter person. It challenges you to make a stand by being keener and more thoughtful in your opinions.

Practicing your skills in presentation helps you to think quickly and systematically. The trick here is to capture your audience’s attention, guide them through the points you want to state and stand by, and eventually close with an impact that generates reaction. The art of effectively organizing thoughts is needed for your audience to follow you one step at a time instead of rummaging through ambiguity and confusion. The science and art of your speech content and delivery can be honed through proper guidance.

It also makes you become more confident and outstanding. It is true the nerves can get the better of you. However, once you gain confidence in what you want to say, you can mitigate stress. This is a chance to embrace your preferences and open up to knowledge. Along with your purpose, your uniqueness and personality will be identified. You will never know the corresponding repercussions it might bring to the people affected. The key is to believe in yourself and to speak your mind. Do not restrict yourself by trying to please every person in the audience. You speak because you have a voice that has to be heard.

The point is to exercise speaking from your core beliefs. What you believe will flow generously for it comes from your personal trail of thought. How you feel and what you think comes from the experiences you attach meaning to. What you have gone through, along with the lessons you learned are embedded in your personality and so, become your point of view. On the other hand, it is hard to speak out of pretense. You do not know which experiences to reference because you do not have them or you cannot find faith in them. Authenticity spawns firmness and certainty.

Each of us has the power to make a difference. Voicing out our ideas through our manner of speech is one of the means to achieve it. You do not want that your opinion, in spite of all good intentions, appear lacking, unintelligent, or worst, irrelevant. Do not take it for granted. Practice skills in presenting. Practicing the organization of thought and its delivery can create the impact, and ultimately the change that we want in the world.

Posted by TalkShop
Sheila Viesca, TalkShop CEO and Director of Communication finished her bachelor degree in Literature, masters in Entrepreneurship, and doctorate in Applied Cosmic Anthropology. She designed the Philippines' Language Competency Benchmark for the Department of Education and pioneered Integrated Language Teaching (ILT) in workshop designs and corporate communication training. You can follow her on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, LinkedIN, and Google+

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