How can you make your presentation stand out? McMahon challenges you to listen to a Ted Talk by McGonigal and understand how you can hook an audience when presenting in the first few minutes. The powerful talk illustrates the storytelling approach and using authenticity to engage your listeners. Presentation is then, not about slides featuring bullet points, but directed at unlocking information in a way that stays with the listener after the presentation. The ideas suggested by McMahon are fun, will make your presentation stand out and can be gently introduced as you feel more confident and understand what suits your presenter style.
On another level it shows how gamification was used to assist McGonigal’s recovery, a new approach which we aim to cover in The Edge through our curated content. Try out the gamification ideas in the video and presenter tips and see what you think.