So, you are on the agenda to present to your executives. Great (or not so great, depending on your perspective). Now is the chance for you and your team to shine. Don’t treat this like other presentations. Executives’ attention spans are shorter than my niece’s (and she’s 2).
You need an effective, impactful presentation that will make them want to double your budget (or at least not argue with your request an upgraded package on Glassdoor).
Follow these 3 steps and you will be on your way to a c-suite standing ovation.
Bonus recommendation: In the few days before the presentation, book a few minutes on each executive’s calendar to preview the presentation and gather any feedback or questions. This action accomplishes a few things:
You are now ready to wow the c-suite with presentation. Once your three slides are complete, practice your presentation a few times. Focus on telling the story – the beginning, the middle, and the end – and ensure you are conveying the feelings you are after. Make sure you don’t go over your allotted time and prepare you answers to the questions you know are coming (because you already know what they are going to ask).
Now, go knock ‘em dead.
If you don’t know where to find images you can use or just want an uninvolved third party to take a look at your slides or tell you how they feel after your presentation, drop me a note. I’ll be happy to point you in the right direction or review your charts or listen to you practice.