Innovative Presentations For Dummies
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Whether presenting as part of a team or alone, asking someone to evaluate your performance during rehearsal can help hone your presentation and skills. Ask a trusted colleague or mentor to watch your presentation — ideally someone who is similar to a typical audience member or can put himself in the audience’s state of mind.

After your presentation, the evaluator can either complete this form or give you verbal feedback on the aspects of the presentation. Some of the questions relate to the content, so you can determine if you delivered your desired message, while others are about your specific performance.

  • What was the title of my presentation?

  • What three main points did I make?

  • What is the call to action I want the audience to take?

  • What parts of the presentation were confusing?

  • Did I use any jargon or words that you didn’t know or understand?

  • Which parts of the presentation are too simplistic or contain information that the audience already knows?

  • Were my visuals interesting or boring, helpful or distracting?

  • How did you feel during and after the presentation?

  • Objectively describe me — during the presentation — in two or three words, such as professional, nervous, knowledgeable, warm, confident, cold, unorganized, pushy.

  • Did I do any of the following:

    • Talk too fast

    • Talk too slow or in a monotone voice

    • Pace or shift my weight nervously

    • Display a nervous tic, such as grimacing or playing with an object

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Ray Anthony has helped Fortune 500 clients close multi-million dollar deals by designing and developing extraordinarily innovative, solution-selling presentations with superior value propositions for his clients. Barbara Boyd has worked as a marketing and technology consultant for more than 10 years and is the author of several books.

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