Presenting has become one of the most important tools in business communication. It is required by most, if not all, employers as an essential skill to have in order to secure a good position in the organization.
This means that having this skill and knowing how to use it can help you succeed in your daily operations and in your career. No matter in which field you work, you still need to present your ideas and to put them across to other people. If you work in a team, you need to transfer your knowledge and findings to your colleagues in order for them to contribute to your work when you need their assistance.
This is well known and accepted by employers and therefore, you can use your presentation skills to show them how you can contribute to their operations. So how can you do that? Here are 7 ways to help you along.
1) When you present, you might have several potential employers in the audience. Use this opportunity to show them how much you know about your subject and how good a communicator you are.
2) If you get the opportunity to present at a high profile or important event, you can have it as a new major entry on your CV.
3) Use your presentation skills in a job interview if appropriate. If you can't give a full presentation, you can always use the skills you have to come across better.
4) Try to present outside your immediate job environment to expose your skills to wider audiences with potential employers.
5) Remember that most successful people are good communicators, so by using your presentation skills, you make one further step to success.
6) Good presenters are accused by jealous people of not being good at their jobs. Don't let this put you off. Show that you are good at both and play down their remarks and dismiss them as a joke.
7) You can only use presentations to enhance your career when you develop the confidence and the skills that deliver winning presentations. However, a bad presentation can have the opposite effect.