I loathe PowerPoint – slideshows in general, really.
I’m not a visual person, so when I have to prepare a presentation I have a mini-heart-attack almost every time making sure the material I present is going to be worthy of the group I’m presenting to.
This goes for whether I’m presenting to coworkers, giving a workshop, or giving a keynote. It doesn’t matter:
If I am going to speak, I’m going to prepare for it.
I can, but rarely do, “just wing it.”
To me, showing up somewhere unprepared implies a disrespect for your audience that I don’t have, nor would I wish to convey.
I have had this approach throughout my career, and my career trajectory has only ever been “up”, so I certainly do not feel limited by it.
On a side note, I’ve found that this perspective has been common in other executives and speakers I’ve met – male and female – so I have to believe it is not merely a women’s issue.
Originally Posted: https://www.quora.com/WOMEN-Do-you-ever-feel-that-your-presentation-skills-are-limiting-you-in-your-career-If-so-how
Originally Posted On: 2016-02-16