Are you a good communicator but a poor presenter? What's the difference between the two? In this latest HelpMePresent blog, we explore what exactly makes someone a good communicator and a good presenter.
You're a good communicator if:
You listen first to understand, then to respond
You are able to put across your thoughts in a coherent and articulate way, where the other person can easily understand what you mean
You are able to adapt your style when speaking to someone 1-1 vs when speaking in a group
You have a solid foundation of vocabulary and rarely struggle to find the words to say what you mean
People enjoy speaking to you and listen attentively
You find it easy to engage in two-way conversation
You're a good presenter if:
You are able to manage your nerves when speaking to bigger groups of people
You are able to grab the attention of an audience for long periods of time
You use rhetorical flourish and specific delivery techniques (e.g. pauses, repetition) when speaking
Your content is well structured with a clear narrative and story
You feel comfortable speaking for an extended period of time without neccessarily having anyone respond
You carry yourself well and use effective body language to enhance what you are saying
You're able to improvise and carry on, even when you make a mistake
People who are good presenters will typically be good communicators. But good communicators may not always be good presenters - this often stems from a fear of speaking to larger groups and a lack of understanding the basic skills of presenting.
But what is clear is that being excellent in both communication and presentation is a proven way to excel in your career.
Find out how HelpMePresent can coach you to become better at both today.
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