How to have more confidence when presenting
This episode arose out of a conversation I had a while back with a young product manager. She was struggling with preparing a presentation, and not just with the content, but with how to present it effectively. She’d gotten some feedback that she needed to show more self-confidence. We discussed why confidence – at least, appearing confident – is so important, and some ways to achieve that.
In this episode I’ll give you some ideas you can put into action right away both to appear more confident, which is very important for persuasion), and to actually improve your confidence.
More on confidence and persuasion
I have several other podcast episodes (and a YouTube video) that cover related ground to this episode. You might want to go back and listen to them.
- Reducing The Audience’s Perception of Risk by Prehandling Objections
- Make Your Presentation 10x Better In An Hour With No Design Skills (podcast version). You can also check out the YouTube version.
The two great books I mentioned in the episode:
- Influence, by Robert Cialdini.
- The Invisible Gorilla, by Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons.
Links and resources
- Would you like personalized advice and guidance on how to have more confidence when presenting, or how to create a roadmap, or tell your customer stories – or your own – better? I’m happy to spend 1/2 hour with you on a Zoom call to talk about whatever challenge or problem you might be facing, with no obligation. Sign up for a free “office hours” session with me at https://alltheresponsibility.com/officehours.
- My book, The Secret Product Manager Handbook, is full of great information and tools for product management you won’t find anywhere else.
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