An Introvert’s Guide to Better Presentations — Medium – Following on from that last post, here’s Matt Haughey talking about how he prepares to give talks. I don’t think he’s as much of an introvert as he thinks he is. I have the exact same thoughts when I’m about to get up on stage. It’s unnerving and scary to have that many people look at you, regardless of how much of an extravert you are.
I took Matt’s advice recently and purchased the Beyond Bullet Points book. I haven’t finished reading it yet, but it’s already made a difference in how I approach giving talks. It’s quite heavily oriented around PowerPoint, but it’s pretty easily to ignore that stuff and focus on the approach to crafting a narrative for the audience.