Over the past year, I’ve been sharing some of my thoughts about what are the critical things for Career Mastery.
It’s a topic that is always top of mind for me when I’m coaching and working with senior leaders - What do they need to be successful here and now, plus in to the future?
In this column we’ve discussed things like…
- Resilience and Grit
- Working in your Strengths
- Doing the work
- Deliberate Practice
- Deep Work
- Building Habits
Recently, I stumbled across an article by Carmine Gallo.
Gallo has written a number of good books and one of my favourites is The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs.
Jobs was fanatical about his presentations at the launch of Apple products (as he was about almost everything he did).
And in these presentations Jobs added millions of dollars of sales to Apple due to the publicity he gained from his exquisite performances.
Jobs knew how to capture people’s attention and influence their actions with his efforts. It also clearly positioned him as the leader of his company and as a world renowned leader in innovation and technology.
While most of us don’t need to (or want to) stand up on a big stage, presenting our ideas is crucial to our everyday roles as leaders.
In the Gallo article on Forbes he quoted stats from a 2014 Prezi study that suggested 70% of those surveyed said that their presentation skills were critical to their success at work.
While this is a high figure, (like Gallo) I was surprised it wasn’t even higher, because everyday we are presenting our ideas and ourselves.
I’m curious, how important is presenting to you and your career?
Drop us a message and let us know.