Compelling Presentations: How to Inspire People to Take Action

Mistakes to avoid and tips to help you be a go-to leader

Robin Konie
5 min readJun 14, 2021
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We’ve all been there.

Company meetings. Classroom lectures. Online webinars. We all know the torture of being 15 seconds into a presentation and wanting to escape as the speaker slowly kills your joy with their dull, monotone, and predictable flow.

As boring as these tired talks may be, it’s the standard we’ve accepted. It feels safe hiding behind a polished (albeit uninspiring) slide deck because it’s what people expect. We stick with the status quo in an attempt to fit in with the professional world.

But it isn’t a great way to stand out from the crowd.

If you’re a CEO, entrepreneur, leader, or anyone looking to gain more visibility and opportunities in your career, it’s time to rethink the way you show up. Because these presentations — these workshops, keynotes, and company meetings — can be incredible opportunities to build connections, mold minds, and ignite transformation.

Language is power. And speaking is a conduit for change.

Knowing how to transform your thoughts into ideas that inspire action is a skill everyone should be clamoring to learn. And yet, too many leaders are missing an…