When you begin a journey as a speaker, it is important to build a positive image of yourself to be personally respected and gained trust easier (especially by the potential audience). Then, how to do it?
DoctorSlide sees the importance of personal branding as this can determine how your presentation sessions are going. Audiences who have an attitude of respect for your self-image will certainly give you more attention when you are presenting in front of them. Personal branding must be clearly understood by presenter. It isn't just "pretending to be successful / good for a particular purpose", but moreover you are showing the positive side that is truly yourself. You can start personal branding with the following steps.
1. Do Your Personal SWOT Analysis
SWOT analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunity, Threats) can be a reference to see what kind of self-image that is suitable to your personality. Especially your personal strength, for example someone who are very details, a problem solver and creative.Find out the strengths (that might be reflected from how big business you are running or what are your responsibilities so far at the corporate) and you may do a quick crosschecking about this analysis to your closest friend (whether they thought about this as strength of yourself or not).
2. Control Your Social Media
For sure, you certainly have one of the many social media options available. Social media is truly a transparent landscape that the public can easily spot any information available about you. You should do a quick check toward your social media post or information that might nurturing a negative assumption about your image and adjust the post with your actual self-image that has been reviewed via SWOT analysis. You must be act wiser by filtering out what is proper and not to be posted on your social media. For example, if you're a speaker on child psychology, it's a good idea to consistently write / upload social media content related to child psychology topic.
3. Do What You Say
To foster a positive self-image over the long term, you must be able to realize what has been said. Small thing for example if you have promised in previous seminar to update presentation slides with valid examples, then you must meet the promise in the next session. This can have a positive impact as well as a stronger trust about you. Maybe the next session will not be attended by the same audience, but the word of mouth supported by social media can be a great endorser about your image that always doing what you've said.
4. Explain In Your Presentation
An instant step to build your self-image is to give a brief introduction to your current career / portfolio in the presentation slides. You can simply write down several previous job title and company or show the projects that you have handled. Suggested to do this at the beginning of the presentation to create similar understanding and trust from the audience that you are the right person to listen to. Don't forget to always create a professional and well designed presentation slides, because those are also a reflection of your self-image. Contact DoctorSlide for presentation design slides further assistance.
The four ways above you can apply before the starting the presentation session and should be implemented consistently. DoctorSlide strongly recommends you to be honest with your own self-image (not taking anybody else). Thus, you can live an easier life without mask and of course becoming more successful person in life, work and presentation seminars.
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