4 Key Concepts when Presenting to Executives
1. Get to the Point
Don’t waffle on – get to the point – discuss high-level findings, conclusions, recommendations and call to actions. Once these keys elements are done – then share additional information you feel important to the engagement
2. Set agendas + expectations
As a true professional – layout the agenda for the meeting and factor in Q&A time. It shows your understanding of an executive’s time.
3. Create executive summary slides
If you have a total of 50 points to discuss – devote 10% of your slides to summarizing and getting those points across. Consider using visuals to distill key concepts and get your point across, such as infographics, flowcharts or videos.
4. Practise & Rehearse
Run your slides by someone who has succeeded in getting ideas adopted at the executive level and who will serve as an honest coach. See if the ideas can be quickly communicated.
Ask yourself – Are your slides boil down to the key points?
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