The most common term or catchall word for what people do when they stand up in front of a group is “giving a presentation”.

Oh how I hate the word presentation…

Why?

Because using it sabotages what, in most circumstances, should be an engaging interactive experience…

Do a synonym search for presentation and you’ll find the words delivery, demonstration, display, production, show…

There’s nothing wrong with a demo, or a production, or a show, but…

When it comes to facilitating a life-changing learning situation, these are not the best way to do it…

These situations are all passive experiences for the attendees, and as we know all too well…

Many a presentation, unfortunately, turns into a boring snoozefest…

If your attendees know they’re going to a presentation, their expectations and their behavior will be different than if they’re going to a workshop, coaching session, or retreat session.

When you’re “giving a presentation,” you’re actually holding your audience members back from getting a full learning experience and…

Holding yourself back during the preparation stage…

If you see your gig as a presentation, then you’re going to prepare for it differently and have a different mindset about it than if you’re thinking about it as a workshop, retreat session, seminar, or even a group coaching session.

The outcomes will be different in each case, because the experiences are different…

The best piece of advice I have for you on giving presentations is in the very first module of the Creating Your Engaging Talks and Workshops program.

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