June 16, 2021
Pilots are a great model for presenters. After all they both have to take a group of people on a journey from a starting point to a destination. They both have to navigate turbulence. They both have to earn the trust and confidence of their audience.
Done well and the audience will come back for more. Done poorly and the audience will find someone else to travel with—weather in the theatre of the sky or the theatre of the mind.
Following the lead of pilots, presenters need to ensure they handle takeoff, turbulence, and landing—or in the language of presentations, open, problems, and close—with poise, polish, and focus.
Get those three aspects right and people will leave feeling positive about the experience. Get any one of those three aspects wrong and no matter how strong of a presentation you give, the audience will leave feeling like it was a negative experience.
This video will show you how to follow a pilots example to ensure your audience leaves feeling positive about the experience and wanting to come back for more.