Are your hands trembling? Does your voice bear no resemblance to your own – shaky, squeaky, uneasy. What's going on? Aren't you supposed to be the one in control? Perhaps it's your first time presenting – and you feel a bit rusty around the edges? Or it's been a while since you've had to do a presentation.
Approach your interview presentations with confidence
The actual delivery is all that can be seen. When at interview – whether it's on the phone, face-to-face or through Skype – you are transmitting vibes that automatically translate to the workplace. They portray signals about your company culture, ethos and how you present yourself.
Interview presentations are often asked from a candidate if your role involves:
- Customer or client-facing
- Reporting back to or managing a team
- Progressing to management where good presentation skills are invaluable.
Below are a few tips on how to create a sound structure, which can automatically set the ground rules for allowing you to tell your potential employers why you are the right candidate for the job.
Preparing your presentation
- find out who you are going to be presenting to.
- get the right structure
- don’t let the presentation go on for too long
Presenting your presentation
- make it visually appealing
- make your pitch perfect
- always prepare and run through the presentation several times before the interview to get used to the sound of your own voice
- avoid any technical issues
Using these simple steps will make you feel more confident before you present, and the after-effects will be amazing! Download the full guide for more insight.