When you are presenting your ideas, you don’t have to sublimate your personality. It may be your most important asset.
Effective leaders know how to inject their personality into their ideas. How?
- One, think about what you want to say. Make a well-reasoned argument.
- Two, reflect on what your words really mean. Whom do they affect? What the benefits of your ideas?
- Three, add an anecdote from your own life — or lives of people you know — to make your message more memorable and compelling.
Effective presenters connect with their audience on two levels: intellect and emotion. As a leader, you need to keep a balance between the two in order reach people’s hearts as well as their minds.