This series of tips will help you make a few tweaks to your presentation practices so you can successfully navigate through any C-Suite waters.
TIP #4: BEWARE OF TOO MUCH DETAIL
Drowning in detail is a surefire way of getting into trouble in an executive presentation.
Senior level executives think more strategically than operationally. When considering a topic, they want to understand quickly what the impact is on the big picture or the bottom line without wading through the weeds of specific details.
Structure your presentation around high level concepts. Not only does this address the needs of your audience, but it also shows that you are capable of thinking strategically. Be sure, however, to have lots of facts and supporting data ready so you can supplement with examples, figures and analysis when your audience wants them.
Pay close attention to your audience's body language and questions that may suggest they want more or less detail. Being flexible and responding quickly to their needs is the best way to keep your head above water.
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