Think of Yourself Less
You've probably heard me preach time and again that a great presenter focuses on the audience. Many novice or mediocre presenters tend to focus on themselves. They take a bit of a narcissistic view by thinking they are the center of the attention and work hard to fulfill their own needs. This is one of the reasons why they are so "nervous."
The outstanding presenter's goal is to meet the needs of her audience. She knows how to shift the focus of attention so that the members of her audience are thinking about how the topic impacts them...how they are going to use or apply the information.
This does not mean that you should think less of yourself, is simply means you think of yourself less.
1/9/2013 09:47:29 pm
Yes, thinking only about yourself can be quite a bad thing for the audience, once you've began speaking you need to make the people trust you and understand you. You've remind me of the exact quote of C.S. Lewis “Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less.”, so yes, do not think of yourself more highly than you ought to think. A great presenter needs to be here, doing whatever he is doing (however important or trivial it may seem to others or even us) not for his own sake, but for the rest of the audience.
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_Mark M. Tamer
_As The Presenter's Coach, Mark helps individuals persuade others to think, feel, and do things differently. Mark has conducted more than 6,000 workshops, webinars, private coaching sessions, and speaking engagements worldwide.