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  • Writer's pictureGary Lloyd

Reconsidering Presentation Preparation using AI: Outcome and Rehearsal

Following my recent post on rethinking the approach to presentation preparation using AI, I've been reflecting on two important aspects I would like to emphasise further: Outcome and Rehearsal.

The term 'Outcome' previously used may not have captured the real essence of what it's about. It's not just about what you, as a presenter, want the audience to take away. It's about what you want them to DO. If you're sharing information, what action do you want your audience to take based on that information?

Let's consider the example of a presentation to men about the risk of prostate cancer. A good outcome isn't just making your audience aware of the symptoms and the importance of regular testing. A good outcome is a commitment to having a test. The best outcome would be to show the audience a QR code to sign up for a test and wait for them to do it. That’s what I mean by an outcome. In essence, the power of your presentation lies in its ability to inspire action.

This brings me to the second point: Rehearsal. For important presentations, rehearsing with a critical audience is the best practice. However, time and resource constraints often limit this crucial step. This is where AI can play a transformative role. Imagine if AI can serve as your critical audience, challenging your presentation, providing feedback and allowing you to rehearse in a safe environment. The result? Improved presentation quality and a higher chance that your audience takes the desired action.

Remember, while you are the presenter, the true hero of the presentation is your audience. You are their mentor and guide, leading them towards a call to action. So let's not merely present to our audience. Let's guide them, inspire them, and drive them to action.

To help you with these aspects of presentation preparation, my Leadership Skills App can help you. At the moment, it will help you take the following steps to an excellent presentation:

1. Audience: Understanding your listeners' perspectives and needs.

2. Outcome: Define what you want your audience TO DO!!!

3. Story: Weaving a narrative that connects and resonates.

4. Language: Utilise impactful words that evoke emotion and inspire action.

5. Visual Aids: Thoughtfully incorporating tools that enhance your story, not distract.

And over the coming couple of weeks, expect even more help as I experiment with the newly released ChatGPT API to help you even more, including creating a critical audience. So use the link below to sign up, test the current prototype, and get notified when the enhanced version is available.

Here's the link.

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