By Phil Stella
The results can be very painful for the audience:
Why Deliver a TDP At All?
There are good audience-centric reasons that well-intended teams often justify for TDP’s. Chief among them are the inability of any one speaker to handle all the technical information to be delivered and their motivation to showcase several team members as an indication of commitment or resources. While these reasons make sense, effective audience-centric team presentations require thorough planning and preparation to avoid the pitfalls mentioned above.
To avoid such dog and pony shows from hell, answer these important questions honestly and thoughtfully:
If you’re happy with the answers to these questions, then proceed with your TDP. If not – don’t.
Assuming you do decide to deliver one, be sure to check in next month, when we discuss best practices for avoiding dog and pony shows from hell! If you can’t wait that long, send me a note and I’ll walk you through the process.
Phil Stella runs Effective Training & Communication, where he empowers business leaders to communicate confidently. A popular trainer and executive coach on workplace communications and sales presentations, he is also on the Cleveland faculty at the University of Phoenix and the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Initiative. He can be reached at (440) 449-0356.