A while ago Harvard Business Review published an interesting article – Four Presentation Tips from Obama’s U.N. Speech written by Nick Morgan. President Obama is a great speaker and business men, consultants and executives can learn a lot about speaking and presentations from him.
The author discusses 4 main takeaways from the President’s 2009 speech and he has discussed it in great detail. Two of the points from the discussion are:
1. There is power in telling the truth – when you are giving your presentation, be honest and be upfront. Don’t try to hide facts or hide behind half-truths. Your audience will appreciate your honesty.
2. Simplicity – Don’t make your presentation too complex. Try to simplify the complex topics from your presentation. Your audience may not be able to easily grasp complex topics and will lose interest fast.
If you wish to watch the speech, follow the links below –
President Obama’s Speech Part 1
President Obama’s Speech Part 2