Verbs Matter – The Right Verbs Make Your Presentation Powerful

Action verbs make presentations powerful.

At an all-day event, my client asked me to speak to promote my upcoming afternoon session. I told the client, “I know your morning is full, so give me just three minutes.” (It took just two and a half.)

After an amusing story about a handsome man which made the point, “Your message has to be of interest to your audience,” I continued, “This morning, you enjoyed your executive’s presentations because they acknowledged your contributions; celebrated your success; revealed fascinating industry statistics; previewed your company’s future; confirmed that your executives are in harmony.”

Notice the effectiveness of short phrases driven by strong verbs? Make a list of your favorite and strongest verbs. Add to this list as you come across action verbs you might use to add power to your presentations. You’ll have a head start on your next presentation and a greater awareness of your word choices. 

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