With only 9 seconds to capture an audience’s attention, making a good first impression is everything. According to Mark Harris, formerly of IBM, “The impression you make colors everything else” – the decision you are asking a person to make or action you are asking them to take. That impression translates to your company and a consumer’s decision to purchase, donate, participate, etc. in your business model. Watch and listen as Mark Harris explains the key elements to a good presentation – from an impactful opening to balancing PowerPoint prep and rehearsal presentation.
Mark Harris formerly worked as the VP of Communications for IBM Global Business Services and is now a faculty member at The University of Alabama, teaching in the Department of Advertising and Public Relations. Mark serves on The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations Board of Advisors.
More from Mark Harris:
- Plank Legends & Leaders Interview
- Leadership Tip
- Writing Tip
- Listening & Empathy
- Webinar: Landing a PR Job After School: What Employers are Looking For and What You Can Expect to Make