Do You Have What It Takes To Become A Fitness Presenter?
Written By: Calabrina for Fitness Presenters
As a fitness presenter you need to identify yourself, present passionately, speak positively, listen aerobically, and demonstrate skillfully. The following pointers will help the beginner or remind the experienced presenter what to do and what to look for:
Be dynamic-First and foremost you should have great communication skills. You should be excited to talk in front of an audience. You may be nervous at the beginning, in the middle or throughout your presentation, but you are interested in striding to motivate your participants.
Know your subject-A good knowledge of your subject comforts your target audience. Your audience will know if you have studied your subject; therefore, research it dynamically.
Rehearse your presentation- Once you know your subject, practice your presentation either in front of a mirror or to your peers. Know your target (intended) audience-Before you even accept to present know whom you are presenting for and cater to the needs of the selected audience.
What feedback do they need as a result of your presentation?
Choose your setting- Ideally you want to select an area where you and your audience feel most comfortable, preferably a bright room with one main door for coming and going.
Show up early- Anticipate the time required to reach the site. A dynamic presentation starts off with a strong beginning. Come in plenty of time to set up, introduce yourself to your hosts, and reflect on the upcoming presentation.
Itinerary- Introduce the topics and the time allotted for each at the beginning of your presentation. Present an itinerary to each of your participants. Motivate- your audience on the subject you are presenting.
Add humour and your own style. Do not be afraid to tone your presentation to your personality.
Eye contact- Though the saying goes pretend everyone in the room is naked- look at a participant’s eyes and not… well you know.
Add materials- Dance up your presentation by adding visuals. Only include them if they will aid in your presentation.
Handouts- Allow your audience to grab any information during a break or after your presentation. Stay away from handing out materials when you are speaking. This will help you stay focused and allow your audience to listen carefully to what you are saying.
Own your mistakes as well as your strengths- You must always maintain a positive attitude regardless of negative comments about you or your presentation.
Chalk it up to experience, analyze these comments, see if it is valid to you then move on. So what if you make a mistake. Learn from it and move on. Why do you think the best presenters are called the best?
Above all- Have fun! Once you tackle the aesthetics of the presentation, the difficult part is the information you impart to your audience. You may begin by offering workshops at your own gym or alternatively tell your audience about the organized fitness conventions such as Can-Fit-Pro.
For your presentation, you want to introduce a topic unique to your research field, possibly new to the fitness world.
You could discuss personal experiences appropriate to your topic, and allow your audience to include their anecdotes as well. You could include a series of breaks if it is an all day seminar.
The audience is then able to discuss, examine the ideas of your topic, and ask questions individually to you. You want the experience to be positive for you and your audience.
Make them feel like your participants and not individuals. Remember that you own your presentation, so make it a fun experience for everyone! www.fitnesspresenters.com (416)449-6030.