What makes for an inspiring presentation?
Is it visionary ideas?
Is it lofty words?
Is it compelling delivery?
All certainly play a role. But inspiration is really in the eye of the beholder.
Mr. Webster tells us that to inspire is to fill or affect with a specified feeling, thought, etc.; to influence. So at its core, the inspiring speech is one that creates significance for and resonates with the listener.
Hope and pride of accomplishment are two emotions that typically inspire people. Think John Kennedy promising to put a man on the moon; think Martin Luther King, Jr. sharing his dream; think Winston Churchill vowing to fight Hitler.
You Tube Video - Inspiring Speeches of the 20th Century
But inspiration doesn't come only from famous people talking about grand opportunities, initiatives or challenges. It comes from presentations that speak personally to the audience about issues relevant to them. Connect your facts and data to something they care about. Bring that data to life through stories, anecdotes, pictures and vibrant language and you'll be delivering an inspiring presentation.