The 20 Habits of Brilliant Presenters

(Stephen Parker, Senior Industry Evangelist)


Presenting can be exhilarating, but it can also be the stuff of nightmares. The pleasure of sharing ideas and seeing the light bulbs go off in the audience as the message lands can quickly be replaced by fear of failure and a desire to run.

Even actors and musicians that we admire for their amazing stage presence are not immune (Richard Burton, Stephen Fry, Robbie Williams to name but a few).

Sharing stories with an audience is a key part of my day to day job and I am always looking for ways to improve. So a big thanks to @Citrix for sponsoring the whitepaper by Maurice DeCastro (@MauriceDeCastro) titled “The 20 Habits of Truly Brilliant Presenters”. You can find a copy HERE.

A quick summary from the end of the white paper:

“Create a checklist for these 20 habits, and the next time you’re sitting in the audience being presented to, see how many of these good habits the presenter has and then get someone to do the same for you when you next present.”


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