Presenting in English for non-native speakers
As a business coach and international management trainer, I have worked with hundreds of current and future leaders who are bright and capable — and who quickly lose their confidence and competence when making business presentations. For those who need to present in English when it isn’t their native language — the challenge and the stress can feel even higher. Meanwhile, the need for leaders to be able to present in English is growing at a rapid pace, because English is required for global collaboration and global work in most companies.
THE ART OF THE PITCH
Why is it so important to know how to deliver a great business pitch? Because a great pitch can bring valuable partnerships to the table - partnerships that come with even more valuable financial incentives. A great business pitch is among the first of many hurdles an entrepreneur must jump to get their company off the ground. While it's not necessarily an indicator of future success, it's a critical moment for any business. And pitching isn’t only for entrepreneurs - it’s for reaching agreement. Agreement can yield many good outcomes including sales, cooperation, and lead to new projects. Here you will find the key elements of a great pitch:

TOP PRESENTATION TRENDS TO WATCH OUT FOR IN 2018
1. Data alone will not be enough.
The audience will require understanding data and how to communicate the data in a way people will act on the findings. In 2018 people will realize the necessity of communicating data clearly and effectively through a combination of data and story.

2. Use stories as a framing device to explain your strategies and win support.
Whether your audience consists of your customers, readers, team members, or a group of strangers, presenters will learn they must narrate the audience journey with clarity, conviction, and most of all empathy in order to create reliable and profound connections and ignite a desired action.
DAS PRINZIP DER PYRAMIDE – WIE SIE UNTER ZEITDRUCK
„Fassen Sie sich bitte kurz! Ihre Vorredner haben die Zeit überzogen.“ Viele Präsentatoren bekommen in solchen Situationen weiche Knie und geraten unter Stress. Das „Prinzip der Pyramide“ von Barbara Minto von McKinsey wird Ihnen dabei helfen, zukünftig entspannt zu präsentieren und sich nicht hetzen zu lassen, denn das Wichtigste kommt zuerst.

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