for a strong, fast pick-me-up
If you want to be more positive in your next presentation, I encourage you to:
1. Practise delivering your presentation out loud
2. Record it (on video or audio) so you can review your presentation OR get a colleague to give you feedback
3. Seek out negative language and replace it with more positive language
I often help executives prepare for important presentations and we go through this exact process.
When I hear negative expressions I will ask the executive questions to find the positive. We will often replace a negative word by finding its opposite.
In practice session for an upcoming important presentation an executive said:
Unfortunately we failed to reach our target
Positive language – avoid the word Failure – it is not an option! Replace with positive language
I encourage presenters to see if they can avoid the words unfortunately and fail.
Fortunately, you can…
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