Be a Polished Presenter Rather Than a Mediocre Messenger

In this fast-paced, cost driven and technology dominated business climate, when attention spans are consistently decreasing, face time is an increasingly valuable commodity and meeting agendas are crammed with pressing issues, being a polished presenter matters now more than ever. A presenter is defined as an individual who is providing information in a one-to-one meeting or conversation; sharing their knowledge with a small or large group of people or communicating to others using technology locally, nationally and internationally.

Some people have the gift of being polished presenters, however, most people who believe that they are polished presenters are actually mediocre messengers. Mediocre messengers do three things that make their presentations memorable and not in a good way. First, they believe that preparation is a waste of time so they just show up and wing it. Second, they are completely focused on themselves and avoid tailoring their message or making a connection with the other person or their audience. Third, they share nothing of lasting value with the other person or the audience choosing instead to drone on about their own lives and experiences. Mediocre messengers fail to realize that continuing to be a mediocre messenger can be a career-impacting and business-limiting move. Technology has made people far less patient and far more interested in receiving information quickly, clearly and concisely. A presenter who fails to recognize this will soon find themselves speaking to an empty chair or a sparse audience.

You are a successful entrepreneur or someone who is or aspires to be the most senior  levels of an organization. Whether you are a polished presenter who wants to get to the next level, a potential presenter who wants to learn from the best or a mediocre messenger who is ready and eager to change your ways, there are wonderful presentation skills coaches who can work with you to do and be your very best.

One of the best in the business is Mary Civiello of Civiello Communications Group. Based in New York, Mary, the well known author of the book, Communication Counts, is highly regarded both nationally and internationally for her work with many of the world’s most influential people in business, industry and entertainment. These individuals have become polished and prepared presenters with Mary’s guidance. Their message is clear, clever, concise and consistent rather than muddy, mediocre, meandering and mind-numbing.

Presenting is a skill that separates the leaders from the followers. So if you want to maintain a competitive edge on your competition whether in your career or business and achieve success and excellence for yourself and for your business or organization then it’s time to make an investment that will continue to give you abundant returns now and in the future. Take the time and make the commitment to contact Mary Civiello today at, follow her on twitter at @ccgmary or learn more about her at


About The Motivator Minute

The Motivator Minute is written by "The Motivator" who for the past 18 years has been a motivational and leadership coach for business, life and career. She offers her international clientele a creative approach to coaching, training and promoting. Her greatest strength is that she gives her clients her energy, enthusiasm, knowledge, experience, a commitment to their success and an abundance of creative ideas. She is a coach, leader, facilitator and motivational speaker who supports, encourages and motivates individuals to make positive and lasting changes in their personal and professional lives. She specializes in working with entrepreneurs who want to achieve greater success through increased business and personal visibility and credibility; with individuals who are experiencing career and life transitions and with an organization’s leaders so that they can do and be their best on the job and in their lives. Please note that all material on this blog is original and copyright protected. Copyright 2011 The Motivator All rights reserved.
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