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Everyone is NOT Going to Like Your Presentation!

Updated: Dec 21, 2023


Negative Feedback

No matter how good your material and how well you delivered it, there will be some in the audience who do not like your talk will give your it a failing grade.

IF . . .

  1. You researched your topic well and know it enough to have “Confidence in your Competence.”

  2. You practiced multiple times. (My Ultimate Practice Tip is HERE.)

IF you’ve done those two things: GET OVER IT because . . . 

“All you can do is all you can do but all you can do is enough.” A.L. Williams.

Use This Self-Talk when negative comments come your way: “I’VE GOT THIS!”


However, and this is important, listen to and read those negative comments. We can always improve our presentations. If someone has taken time to comment, their remarks should be reviewed. It’s little things that can make a BIG difference, and this is an opportunity to improve.


Actually, those, “Love your talk!” comments feel good, but don’t offer the perspective negative ones do. “The road to perfection never ends.”


In Toastmasters, many consider the most important part of a meeting to be the evaluations of the speakers. If an evaluator fails to give any suggestions for improvement it is called a “white wash.’” This offers no help to the speaker who knows they can always do better and are looking for suggestions.


Know the “Iceberg Effect” is always there. Just like the largest part of an iceberg is below the surface and can’t be seen, the majority of your audience never comments on whether they enjoyed or didn’t like your presentation.


If you’ve done the work and individuals thank you for your talk, I guarantee there are many more who leave the venue saying nothing.


By the same token, if several diss your presentation, others did not like it and, perhaps they were being polite, and didn’t say anything.


IF you’ve haven’t done those two things: Own It!

Then promise yourself before your next presentation you will:

  1. Know your topic well.

  2. Review the negative comments and adjust your presentation where appropriate.

  3. Practice – Practice – Practice

Prepare – Prepare – Prepare and I guarantee your next presentation will be absolutely, positively – NO SWEAT!


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Three Simple Ways to Improve Your Presentations.

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