I spent yesterday in the company of Jo Ellen Gryzyb and Doug Osbourne of Impact Factory on their excellent presentation skills course. The course was a revelation: rather than being a critique of any bad habits, the course focuses on existing strengths and provides a number of tools for making best use of them. I know that the next time I stand up in front of an audience I’ll be able to talk with a lot more confidence and to far greater effect.
Good presentation skills are an important and valuable asset. Selling the benefits of an information security program or project can be challenging so it’s good to be armed with a good set of techniques for getting across the right messages regardless of audience or the amount of time available.