How to keep the desire to present
Written By: Calabrina for Fitness Presenters.
As a motivational speaker for many years, you begin to re-evaluate your effectiveness in communicating your field of study to others. You may begin to self-doubt your abilities to make a difference in your audiences’ lives. Or you may be unmotivated due to choosing the same venues.
At times in your career you may not be excited about presenting. If any of these problems sound familiar, you are not alone. All presenters, who are concerned with making a difference in their listeners’ lives, are the hardest critics onto themselves.
With this constant critique of yourself it is normal to burn out. You may simply need time off from presenting and that’s okay. However, you may need to change a couple of tools to re-connect your desire to present.
You are a motivator, educator, and entertainer; therefore, you need to choose tools that will help you to perform dynamically which will, in turn benefit your audience.
These may include computer tools such as PowerPoint to enhance and create exciting and memorable presentations. Other tools that will help you to connect with your listeners hit closer to home.
For your presentation, share anecdotes from your personal and professional experiences appropriate to your topic.
As well allow your audience members to include their anecdotes. This method not only helps your audiences identify with you, but makes them feel like participants in your presentation rather than outsiders listening in on a stranger’s talk.
To re-evaluate the effect you have on your audience through your presentation, begin by reading the evaluations you have received in the meetings.
Although you notice the negative comments, focus on the positive feedback you received from your evaluators and reread these observations.
This will motivate you to re-invent new ways and it will make you feel positive about what you are presenting. These new ways to enhance your satisfaction of presenting, which in turn benefits your audience, includes choosing a setting comfortable for you, for example in facilities and at conferences you enjoy.
Or, you may need a complete change of venue; therefore, you might try new facilities and/or conferences. However, do not limit yourself to your own country but include other countries as well on your agenda.
You should be comfortable and excited about not only what you are presenting and to whom but where.
Once you have re-invented new ways for your presentation to be dynamic and exciting for you; you, then, need to focus on how to effectively communicate your topic to your participants.
For the event to start off strong and remain motivational reflect on the upcoming presentation. You will need to tone down your schedule prior to and after your presentation.
The day you present show up early, take breaks in a lengthy presentation, and treat yourself after it is all done. With a new dynamic to the way you present, your self-motivation will increase.
You want to get your message across to your audience and make the experience positive for them, but you also want to leave that day feeling positive about yourself and energized so you can keep impart your knowledge to others on another day.