Presentation Skills for Introverts

By ·Startup founder and writer

If you're introverted or socially awkward (hi! I'm both), there's a good chance that presentations scare the bejaysus out of you.

But if you're introverted you've got all the more reason to shine in presentations!

After all...

  • You have a platform to spread your ideas to large numbers of people without having to approach them individually and navigate smalltalk
  • You can get your points out without fear of being interrupted or talked over
  • People who love your ideas will approach you afterward, and as 'the speaker' you'll have higher status. Result!

But all the advice online about giving presentations isn't intended for the likes of us. Knowing how to structure a talk and avoid common problems is great, but we introverts need hacks to get over our specific problems too.

And imagining the audience naked? Just no.

In just 90 minutes, you'll learn:

  • Why giving presentations means you can avoid doing lots of stuff that's far worse (like networking events. Urgh.)
  • One silly trick that will get the audience on your side in the first 10 seconds
  • How to use Powerpoint for good, not evil: put together a presentation that gets confidence-boosting laughs and puts you in the top 5% of presenters instantly
  • A technique I use to appear insanely confident even when I'm terrified
  • How to handle questions

Don't freak out - there'll be no enforced participation!

I'll take questions the whole way through and there'll be time at the end to brainstorm specific situations, but you won't be put on the spot or forced to speak if you don't want to.

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Rob Dix

Startup founder and writer

I was so shy at school that I'd go bright red when I had to answer my name at roll call. I still struggle to ask for directions on the street, and have to rehearse my order in my head a million times at Starbucks.

But like some kind of savant, somehow I can give great presentations. I gave a wedding speech to 300 people without breaking sweat, and used to regularly address audiences of teenagers (tough crowd) as part of my job.

I actually find presentations way easier than everyday life, and I want to give other introverts the same opportunity to spread their awesome ideas.

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