A good presentation is an essential instrument for creating a positive dialog and gaining the support of your company’s financial and project needs. It’s a great opportunity to showcase your leadership and expertise before the board.
It is essential to think about the objective of your board presentation and be clear on what you want to accomplish with it. You must make sure that your board members feel like they got a lot of value from your presentation. This could include discussions about the difficulties and victories of the past quarter or a sketch of plans for the coming quarter or even brainstorming ideas on the current obstacles to our big hairy, audacious goal (BHAG).
It’s important to understand what you expect from the board as well as knowing what your presentation will accomplish. The board is generally concerned with a number of things: long-term risk, value and how your strategies align with the overall strategic direction of the business. If you can speak to their concerns early in your presentation and give them a good sense of the challenges they’re facing, they’ll be much more likely to support you and your plans.
Practice your presentation many times before presenting it to the audience. This will help you become more confident and prevent you from saying “um” or making mistakes with your words. It’s also an excellent idea to test your presentation on other people and ask them for feedback.