Ten Things to Avoid in the First 10 Minutes of a Group Presentation
How you deal with the opening of a sales meeting will have a lot to do with the success of the meeting.
- Don’t be dogmatic and force your way of thinking. Let the audience come around to your way of thinking by promoting dialogue.
- Don’t twist a participant’s statement to fit your need.
- Don’t state that a person is wrong. Let facts, logic, and group opinion do it.
- Don’t tell the group what to do. Persuade members to act.
- Don’t deliver more material than the audience can absorb.
- Don’t argue with anyone.
- Don’t take sides.
- Don’t try to be funny if you’re not.
- Don’t lecture. Ask questions.
- Don’t start the session with a complicated task.