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Ten Qualities That A Good Presenter Should Possess

In the corporate world, presenters are crucial to closing a deal, establishing good relationships with other companies, influencing others to be part of the company, and many others. With these good advantages, it is important that a presenter possess superb qualities to achieve and enjoy the benefits it offers. The question is what these qualities are. In a study conducted for qualities of a skillful presenter, there are 28 qualities that emerged. Some of these qualities are listed below.

1. Confidence. A presenter should be confident in what he presents no matter his lack of knowledge. Oftentimes confidence exceeds knowledge so if you are to present, make sure you embody this quality.

2. Clarity. A presenter should be clear on the information he relays and should leave no doubt to his audience. This is the reason why it is important for every presenter to research what he would present and prepare for any questions that may be asked of him.

3. Commanding. A good presenter should be authoritative. He should know how to own the room in a way that every participant attentively listens to him and participates in every activity he asks.

4. Understandable. A good presenter should be understandable to his audience. This is actually a crucial part in presenting otherwise the whole goal of presenting is defeated.

5. Natural. A good presenter should be natural in a way that everything from the presentation or multimedia used to the delivery of the message is polished. This can be managed through constant practice of your presentation.

6. Credible. A good presenter should be credible in a way that he is convincing and believable to his audience.

7. Adept verbally and non-verbally. A good presenter should use great words and should show great tone, volume, and correct pacing. He should also be able to enunciate the words he is speaking. Also he should possess clear communication with body language. This includes body movements, gestures, posture, and facial expressions.

8. Animated. A good presenter should be animated in a way that he is lively and enthusiastic when presenting. There are different kinds of personalities that compose an audience. It is crucial that you should be able to learn to entertain each one of them to avoid getting them bored.

9. Relaxed. A good presenter should be relaxed and comfortable in what he does. A relaxed person is neither tense nor anxious.

10. Focused. A good presenter should be focused especially to the topic at hand. No matter the problems at home or at work, he should learn how to manage these worries for it not to show when he presents.

Be a Magnet for Associates and Clients With a Winning Personality

How can you demonstrate a winning personality to attract business partners that will help you grow, and build a solid client base?

Small Gestures That Count

Make the most of old and new acquaintances. Ideally, greet them in a courteous and warm manner, by putting a smile on your face and giving a handshake (or a virtual hello). Small gestures can speak volumes about your intentions and your interest in others. If it becomes apparent that you genuinely care about them/their work and respect them, they will usually appreciate it, and could become open and more receptive to your proposals, services, or products.

How to Treat Others

Your courteous manner can go a long way towards gaining the recognition and eventually the engagement of collaborators and clients.

So treat others with:

cordiality,
forbearance,
generosity,
tact,
consideration,
attentiveness,
responsiveness,
and a non-judgmental attitude.

In other words, treat them the way you would like to be treated!

Make Yourself Useful

Also, don’t hesitate to assist others when you can, as long as this won’t disrupt or deter your business plans. Your caring attitude will be a sort of promotion for your work; and, eventually, it might be reciprocated, even if this does not happen immediately or directly. So get involved in community projects voluntarily or even offer online mentoring to someone who can benefit from your support. One way or another, you will be able to make yourself useful to somebody else. We all have something valuable to contribute to the life of someone else. Be conscious about your activities – without expectation but openness.

Keep Your Eyes Open

Make sure you leverage your connections. You never know where they may lead to: A person you meet in a social gathering may serve as a link between you and new collaborators and clients. Be ready to establish new connections even in unusual places; you can’t expect to make contacts in business networking events only. So keep your eyes open for potential business opportunities on other occasions too.

Develop the Image of an Expert

You also need to develop the image of an expert in your industry. So curate it with a professional profile on your website, which will include content pertinent to your client’s needs and questions; and also highlight your association with other estimable professionals. In this way, you greatly enhance your credibility and become the obvious choice for clients, who generally don’t want to risk when they seek to make a purchase. Your appearance as “expert” will obviously vary based on your field, but people will often use visual and verbal cues as they consider you for their own communities or in a potential partnership.

How to Start a Business – The First Steps in Starting a Business

The internet has made starting a business from the comfort of your own home more possible now than ever before. Although there is nothing easy about being an entrepreneur, it is common knowledge that the outcome of starting a venture is very rewarding. The most difficult part is actually getting started. Some people have business ideas that never leave their notebook. Others just want to own a business but don’t know where to start. Here are some steps to take in your early planning stages.

1. What are you good at? Not referring to what you would like to do but what are you good at now? Do people like your pumpkin pie? Are you a really great accountant? Do you have team building skills that are out of this world? Sometimes we take our own talents for granted because we use them everyday. However, talents can turn into marketable skills that people will pay for.

2. How do you intend to fund your business? Nothing in the world is free. It takes money to make money. Starting a business will need investing. Don’t let having a small amount of capital or not having any capital at all stop you from moving forward. You will invest lots of time when there is not that much money. Having large amount of money to invest still requires time in due diligence to make sure you are hiring the right team to get the job done.

3. Dead set on becoming an entrepreneur but don’t think you’re good enough at anything? Everyone has a skill set, you just haven’t identified yours yet. Think about things that you like and consider start a home based business that offers these things. Home based businesses, also known as direct sales or network marketing, link personal development and growth directly with success. With a small investment, usually less than $500, you can have a ready-made business and become profitable in days. The hugely successful in direct sales usually venture off and start businesses of their own after discovering their hidden talents, learned how to run a business, and now have earned enough money to invest in themselves. Direct sales is a great place to start.

Becoming an entrepreneur is not a journey for the faint at heart. It all starts with an idea, just like anything else. Figure out what your skill set is and focus on turning something that you’re good at into a business. Decide how you can invest into your business. Be it time or money, you will have to invest something. If you do not think you have any business ideas, start with a network marketing company to jump-start your business juices.

How Do You Become An Olympic Entrepreneur?

If you’ve ever watched any of the Olympics, you saw plenty of high-caliber, legends-in-the-making athletes.

So how DO you become an Olympic legend – or in our case, an Olympic entrepreneur?

I think it all begins and ends with your choices.

In fact, it really boils down to making consistent choices. Period.

Oh, alright, I’ll concede that there is a lot involved in becoming a Gold medalist or an Olympic legend.

But you have to admit that it all revolves around consistent choices.

And guess what? The path to becoming an Olympic entrepreneur revolves around the same thing.

YOU are on the path to creating a successful business – to becoming an entrepreneurial Gold medalist.

And, no, this path won’t always be straight. No, it won’t be easy every step of the way. But that’s okay. Be flexible and open.

You’re investing in yourself and in your future.

You’re working toward your goals.

The habits that you’re forming and the steps that you’re taking will get you there. If you’re consistent.

The goal is to maintain the positive steps that you’re taking. And to maintain them for the rest of your life, for as long as they’re working for you.

Each day you wake up and make choices. Choices for every area of your life and your daily routine. Choices for your business. Choices for your productivity and income generation.

Some days are better than others, no doubt. What’s important is that you consistently choose to keep moving along the path you’ve set for yourself.

How do you do that?

While there are many methods and strategies (which is wonderful!) to help you form positive habits and to make forward progress as an entrepreneur, I’ve got a few that I consistently use to help me stay on track.

Here are my top three strategies that never fail to keep me on track or get me back on the main path – toward becoming an Olympic entrepreneur:

Consistently choose to take small steps toward your goals.The smaller, the better, actually. My clients know that I’m a firm believer in taking really small steps. They add up. And what’s the point, honestly, of creating a step that’s too big for you to take? You won’t take it, you’ll feel bad about not taking it, you’ll probably blame yourself, and you won’t be making forward progress. So try this: Look at the next step you plan to take in building your business and if you feel some resistance to doing it and/or find yourself procrastinating about doing it, then don’t do it. Instead, break that step down into even smaller steps. Find the smallest step you can. And then do that step. Move forward from there. Keep it up – consistently – and you will indeed be moving forward, toward your goals.

Consistently choose to make time for self-care. If you don’t take care of yourself, how will you nurture and grow your business? Why put yourself last on the list of priorities? This is not a recipe for greatness. Instead, make time to take really good of YOU and make time for that self-care on a regular basis. Your batteries will be recharged (before they’re drained!) and you’ll be able to take good care of all the other aspects of your business and your life. It all starts with you. And you need to be your number one priority if everything else is going to flow. Make a choice – right now – to ensure that self-care is on your calendar on a regular basis.

Consistently choose to invest in yourself. Yes, invest in yourself and your business on a regular basis. You are a priority. Your business needs fuel, just like you do. Invest in your future by investing in yourself and your business now. Regularly. This is a plea to take your goals seriously. Take your dreams seriously and give them the nourishment they need to grow. Oh yes, if you consistently invest in yourself and your business you will see growth and forward progress.Take a look at what investment you can make right now. Plan out your future investments.

You are working toward your entrepreneurial “gold medal” one choice at a time.

You are becoming an Olympic entrepreneur – one choice at a time.

Choose wisely – choose to be consistent.

I am passionate about showing you how your brilliance can shine even brighter!

I teach entrepreneurs how to translate their unique expertise into signature programs so they can reach more of their ideal clients, leverage their time, expand their business, and earn a good living.

Starting A Business Starts With An Idea

For many the dream of starting a business begins from behind a desk at work.

Perhaps they have just finished a project and feel that this could have been “their” project. One they would reap all the benefits from.

For other people they dream of starting a business because they want to spend more time with their family. They see their children growing up before their eyes and feel that they are missing out on never to be repeated moments.

Dreaming is one thing. Doing is another.

What do you need to do so that you go from dreaming to doing?

First you need to have a plan.

Sadly many have quit their jobs before they had the proper foundation.

If you want to start a business you can do so while you are still employed.

As a matter of fact in many ways it’s better to do that especially if you have financial obligations that need to be met.

Your first step is to start thinking about the type of business you want to start.

May be you are an accountant and you want to branch out on your own.

For others it might not be that easy. They aren’t sure what business to start. All they know is that they want to enjoy what they do.

That’s the perfect place to start.

What do you enjoy dong?

This is where you need to get a pen and paper (or your tablet) out and put down the things you would like to do and are good at. This is extremely important because you need to be able to follow through.

Are you good at planning parties? That could lead you to a business as a planner. The question is what kind of planner?

Do you want to plan corporate events? Weddings? You need to drill down and get very specific as to what you want your business to be.

Take the list you have made of the possible businesses you could start and ask your family and friends what they think.

These are the people who know you really well and can help you see things you don’t.

If you are the type to start a project and never finish it then starting a business might not be right for you.

Once you get their feedback take a look at the areas you need to work on.

The process of finding what type of business that’s right for you usually begins with a dream. Now take the steps to make that dream a reality.