Your Business Presentations – The Key to Getting More of What You Want

In the present financial climate, when all seems to be doom and gloom, it may seem inevitable to dwell on mistakes, failures and the negative aspects of life. And as long as we continue to so, then that is what we will get. The process of what you choose to focus on, and what you don’t focus on, determines what you experience in your life and what you don’t experience.

When you think about what it is that you want to achieve in your next presentation how do you phrase it?

Do you describe what you want or do you describe what you don’t want?

Because it has a considerable effect on what actually happens.

Now you may have heard this before….. don’t think of a huge piece of chocolate cake smothered in cream.

What happens? You think of a huge piece of chocolate cake smothered in cream! Now some people will say, “no I didn’t ” but the thing is, at best it is a two-part process. Your unconscious brain cannot process negatives directly. What happens is that at some level you have to process the words and consider a huge piece of chocolate cake before you can not think of it.

So what? Well if you are thinking about not getting annoyed with someone what are you actually focusing on? That’s right, getting annoyed! And that’s exactly what happens.

When you are saying to yourself “I hope I don’t mess up in this meeting” or ” I hope I don’t forget what I’m going to say in the presentation” your unconscious is focusing on messing up and that’s what you will do!

because we get what we expect not what we want.

So if you expect to be nervous and mess up in a business presentation that’s what you will get. Consciously you might want something different but unconsciously your body language and your tonality will convey what you expect. You may have heard that only 7% of communication is through the words that we use, and there is a great deal of debate about whether or not that is true, but we do know that we convey and receive a great deal of information unconsciously. This means that we actually get more of what we don’t want by thinking about it.

So the key to getting less of what you don’t want is to change the way you think.

And here is a way that I use with my clients to help them to start to do that……

I ask them to consider three recent presentation situations – it could be a meeting, a networking event or a formal boardroom type presentation- where you got what you didn’t want.

Then taking each in turn answer these questions:

What were you honestly expecting to happen in each case?

How did you know that was going to happen?

What were you saying to yourself just prior to each situation?

What did you feel in each situation?

Then I get them to think about three similar possible situations that may arise in the future and ask them to

Focus on what you want to happen. Be specific. Make this your expectation.

What are you saying to yourself when you know you will get what you expect?

What does it feel like?

How does it affect the outcome?

because changing your expectations will change the results you get.

You can choose to have positive or negative expectations.

You may want to think about which will serve you better in terms of the results you want to get because you can’t think about what you don’t want to think about without thinking about it. Think about it!

Are Your Presentations Improving Communication?

Are your presentations truly working? Great presentations inspire people, improve communication and help people create great things together. Learn 7 must-have tips to give awesome presentations.

In today’s market, busy professionals are looking for tips and tricks to answer common challenges in business communication. With not enough hours in the day, it’s still important to expand on your skills or improve your existing communication skills.

Keep these 7 tips in mind to improve, strengthen and deliver powerful presentations.

1. Focus on What’s Relevant
Strive to focus on highly relevant content, topics and discussions. By keeping this a top priority, also keep an open mind. You may need to adjust, adapt or realign your message-at the last minute.

If you are focused on relevance, you’ll spot news, trends, statistics and information in the days and hours prior to your presentation. This kind of attention will help you instantly refine your message to match the moment.

2. Immerse In Key Issues
While striving for relevance, be certain to immerse yourself in your client’s world and key issues. Far too many business professionals believe they are doing this…but their audiences don’t agree.

If you’re presenting to a target group, do informational interviews prior to building your presentation. This will save hours of work and loads of headaches.

3. Face Your Audience
There’s nothing worse than a presenter who is reading his or her notes, facing the equipment instead of the audience.

Whether you’re working with an in-room audience or a virtual one, make eye contact. If you’re selling at a whiteboard, write, draw, and then turn. Talk directly to your audience…not to the board.

This takes some practice-and working with an executive coach and video taping rehearsals is the fastest way to improve.

4. Improve Interaction
Highlight opportunities to discuss, interact and invite participation. Practice your skills of thinking on your feet, responding to questions, and feeling confident for impromptu discussion.

If interaction is a challenge, get specific pointers in a presentation skills training. Within a matter of minutes, you’ll learn exactly how to respond with ease and poise.

5. Show evidence
While stories, quotes and statistics are terrific credibility builders; nothing is as strong as physical evidence. Make sure to weave tangible evidence such as props, physical objects, and prototypes into your delivery.

While this may seem obsolete or old-fashioned, don’t knock it until you try it. Nine times out of ten, participants will want to get a closer look, hold the object, and ask questions about the evidence.

This is one of the fastest ways to build connection and improve communication.

6. Be Authentic
Put simply, be yourself. Much like dating, if you start out being yourself, you won’t have to be artificial or false in the future. Use your natural strengths and talents to be a unique and easy-to-understand communicator.

7. Add Human Touch
In presentation skills training, there are many tips, techniques and steps to improve. Yet you must look deeper. What is the heart of communication? Human touch.

Keep this in mind as you’re growing skills to be the world’s best communicator. Add human touch. Speak from your heart. Show that you care. Take an extra step. Reveal a little more to show that you’re human.

As the world grows increasingly complex, it is up to communicators to go the extra distance. Challenge yourself to not settle for ‘alright’ or ‘so-so’ in presenting. Up your expectations and go for awesome.

Then, when everyone wants to know your secret, let them in on this. By keeping human touch at your heart, you’re making a difference…one awesome presentation at a time.

Sustainable Homes – why every homebuyer is following this green trend?

The concept of green housing gains relevance in the contemporary context due to increased pollution in cities and growing awareness of eco-friendly homes, particularly among millennials. At a time when the entire country is dealing with rising pollution levels, the belief that such houses dramatically lower pollution levels. It is promising a better and healthier living in the future, is gaining traction among purchasers.

Green construction in India has grown dramatically in recent years. The country now ranks fourth in the world for green building. This has been made feasible by millennials looking for ways to live and work in tech-savvy, low-carbon buildings.

Green homes – the future realty

Millennials don’t only want houses; they want green houses built with sustainable materials and a higher emphasis on environmental cleanliness. The belief that green houses dramatically lower pollution levels, assuring a better and healthier living in the future, is gaining appeal among homebuyers. They are cheerfully taking all means to reduce their carbon footprint. The first place they start is at home. And they don’t mind paying extra for the house if it means lower utility expenses in the long run.

Benefits of green homes

Covid-19 has raised awareness regarding the influence a person’s living and working environment may have on their health and the health of their family. We spend 90 percent of our time inside our houses. Green buildings also prioritise the health and wellness of its people, which will eventually help cities become more sustainable and reduce environmental stress, says Atul Goel Ganga, the MD of Goel Ganga Group.

A long term investment
Purchasing a green house is a long-term investment in their families and future generations. This concept encourages young people to invest their money in such green homes.

Green houses, appear to be gaining traction as millennials shift toward more sustainable housing. Goel Ganga Group projects tend to attract millennials since Gen Y investors seek homes that are not only sustainable but also eco-friendly, provide higher returns on investments, minimise recurrent costs, and assure a healthier and better quality of life, states Atul Goel Ganga Pune.

Higher ROI
Real estate investments are undertaken with the goal of maximising profits, but the traditional housing market has remained stagnant for quite some time. Taking lessons from the traditional housing downturn, new age investors are aiming to invest in green homes. When it comes to green homes, the returns on investment are substantial. They are not only sustainable but also long-lasting.

Energy Efficient
The rising cost of power is a major source of concern. As a result, opting green when it comes to house selection might be a wise decision. The developers that are involved in the construction of green houses tend to use renewable energy resources. The design also helps to reduce power expenses to a large amount.

Green houses are also successful in lowering carbon emissions because they use renewable energy resources. In layman’s terms, these dwellings may effectively decrease utility expenditures while simultaneously saving energy resources and lowering carbon emissions.

According to Atul Goel Pune, all the projects of Goel Ganga Group has energy saving projects such as, rain water harvesting, including materials, natural ventilation, and daylighting.

Leveraging technology
Green houses appeal to millennials, who are very interested in technology. The technology utilised in the construction of green homes aids in resource conservation since Gen Y can rely on AI and robots. It helps to remotely manage the use of electrical equipment, saving both time and money.

With the rising impact of industrialisation on the environment, the notion of green housing is progressively making its way into Indian markets. In terms of real estate, India appears to be choosing for sustainable or green structures, but not mandatorily.

Conclusion

Buildings or residences may adopt minor improvements to embrace green design concepts. Occupants can utilise healthier and more eco-friendly materials, such as low VOC paints, install solar panels to boost energy efficiency, and focus on resource conservation by optimising their energy and water consumption. Using energy-saving lighting and equipment can also make a significant impact.