Admitting Your Weaknesses Makes For A Stronger Presentation

Admitting Your Weaknesses Makes For A Stronger Presentation
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Giving a good presentation requires confidence, but that doesn’t mean you should jump around shrieking like a televangelist who has been binge-drinking red cordial. A little humility and willingness to admit your own weaknesses will make your content more persuasive.

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Brazilian company SOAP Presentations highlights that point in a list of suggestions for improving your presentations:

Telling people about your weaknesses and how you confront and deal with them lends more credibility than showing off and/or pretending you’re perfect.

Taking that approach also humanises your presentation — it allows you to construct a narrative, not just a dry recitation of statistics. So don’t be afraid to admit to a failure. It’s how you dealt with that failure that matters.

For more presentation ideas, check out five mistakes to avoid.

15 Insights Into Giving A Great Presentation [Business Insider]