Business Presentation Training For Success

Business presentations are a vital part of the business process. They occur internally, to share knowledge and keep teams informed on the status of projects. They occur at the B2B level where new business in the form of wholesale supplies, products, and services are bought and sold, arguably lifeblood of local and global economies.

And of course, they occur at the B 2 consumer level – every TV commercial, online ad, even many “editorial” articles you read, have business development as their core agenda.

No matter what your profession, business, or line of work is – the better at giving business presentations you are, the more successful you will be, hands down. And I don’t care if you are a building maintenance worker, a computer programmer, or a plumber, i.e. you’re in an occupation that seemingly has no place for business presentations – because they do have their place, whether it’s obvious or not.

Every time you need to explain or even “justify” a decision, strategy, or approach to your boss, team members, or clients, you are engaged in a business presentation. The better you are at doing this, the more success you will have, even if you are a coder sitting behind a monitor all day long. In that case, and you get this skill right, it will be the difference between being “just” another coder, and that of a team leader, manager, director, or business owner, along with commensurate increases in salary and bonuses.

What I am saying here is nothing new or original, and I am not proposing a “theory”. Mastering business presentations ( and some would just call it simply selling ) is a fundamental success principal. It plays a role in personal relationships as well as business. It ties directly in with concepts like charisma and persuasiveness. In case you have any doubts about this, read some of the classics in personal development and success, such as “Think and Grow Rich” by Napolean Hill, or “The Magic of Thinking Big” by David Joseph Schwartz, and “How to Win Friends and Influence People” by Dale Carnegie (as corny as the titles sound to many, there is powerful information in these books.)

So, why do so many of us get this wrong? Why do we not learn the importance of presentation skills for business and life, starting at the grade school level? The complete answer is beyond the scope of this article, but I would suggest that at the core of the issue is the near-universal fear of presenting, including and maybe even especially business presentations, that most people have. And this is no joke; fear of public speaking is higher on the list of common phobias than fear of death…So what is the solution then?

Business Presentation Training – The Antidote for Fear

The solution to this, or any other fear we may have, is simple (while not always “easy”.) All fears must be conquered, or else they will hold you back – in business and in life. In this case, our fears are generally based on lack of confidence in ourselves to be good at business presentations; it’s really a fear of looking bad in front of our employers, peers, colleagues, friends, etc. So, it stands to reason that getting specific training for business presentation skills can be massive weapon in our arsenal as we face our fears of public speaking and business presentations. When it comes to any skill, and especially those relating to professional and personal development, one the surest ways to make strides and grow is to get coaching – whether that be an actual business presentation coach or a business training program.

There are many options out there for business presentation training, from books, to CDs, online training, seminars, workshops, to one-on-one business presentation coaching. There is a ton of free information that will at least get you started, including my other articles at this directory. Regardless of which route you choose to take, do yourself a favor, and do take action. Business presentation training is vital to your professional growth and personal success, and this skill is just too valuable to avoid, procrastinate, or ignore.