4 Ways to Create Engaging, Personable, Authentic Presentations

How to Create Engaging, Personable, Authentic Presentations

Types of Presentations

As a heart-centered entrepreneur, you value the success you see in your clients.  Creating value for your potential and current clients is accomplished in many ways.  One way to create value is by giving valuable informational presentations.  I’m here to support you in creating engaging, personable, authentic presentations.  You want your presentations to engage and establish trust in you and your expertise.  Your informational presentations can come in multiple forms.  You might write blogs, create videos, teleclasses, or live presentations.

How to get Started with Creating Presentations

1.  Decide on a topic

2.  Describe the value

3.  Add personality to the content

4.  Create a catchy, juicy title

Choose a Topic Near and Dear to you

Create self-confidence.  For writing blogs, videos, or presentations, you’re going to first decide on a topic.  That topic is going to be something near and dear to your heart; something that you feel confident writing or talking about.

Examples of Describing Value

Describe what your information is worth.  What you’re going to do next, is NOT develop  your title.  You’re going to put into words the value of your topic to your audience.  You’re going to delineate four to five points of how it’s valuable to your audience.

Here are some examples of how I described value in a free offer in the form of a video series.  I explained that the value of it is that you will become more confident with your speaking and presentations, you’ll be less stressed when developing copy or presentation material, because you’ll have a structure.  I further point out that both of those things will lead to you being more productive and having more time to spend on other aspects of your business, or your leisure in your life.

The other values of the free video offer I’m putting together is that you become seen as a trusted advisor.  Your audience and potential clients become attracted to your services because they feel a sense of connection with you.  Those are some benefits and VALUE of the services I provide as a public speaking and communication skills trainer.

Examples of Infusing Personality into your Presentations

Let’s go to the idea of putting personality into your presentations. Give your audience a personal connection to you.  When I give presentations on the dynamic public speaking and communication skills training that I offer, I explain my early days of public speaking.  I was giving a presentation to an adoption organization years ago. I had never had any public speaking training other than speech class in high school and college.  I felt compelled to share my own experience as an adoptive mother to the hundreds of people in this organization.  I gave the introductory speech for the keynote speaker.  The response I got was that people came to me in tears and said they were so moved by my speech and saw so much value to what I had to share.

Share your Experiences

Remember, in order to create engaging ,personable, authentic presentations, you want to create a story.  That is when I first realized the impact I could have in sharing my own experience and wisdom with others.  My second experience occurred when we fast forward to a few years ago when I began developing my accent modification business, which equips international professionals with spoken English communication tools to decrease their risk of misunderstandings so they can fully express their skills, talents, personalities, and spirits.

I was getting the same feedback when I would give presentations; that I was so easy to listen to, that what I did was so captivating, and that the audiences were engaged and wanted to learn more.  Audience members were giving me referrals during my calls to action, that in many case, to be honest, I wasn’t expecting.

Share your Vulnerabilities

I want you to know another component of how I developed my passion for connecting professionals with their clients and their markets through dynamic verbal and nonverbal communication skills.  The other component was the amount of  FEAR and APPREHENSION I felt when first doing these public presentations.  I remember getting up in front of my first networking group and feeling like I was going to faint, but talking myself through the process, because I knew I wasn’t going to be able to help others if I didn’t support myself to fell the fear and do it anyway.

When I would write blogs, and even when I did my first telesummit, I was nervous wondering if what I had to share was what people were looking for, and would I be accepted?  I absolutely LOVE the work I do, and that is why I share my own personal experience with you.  That’s why you want to share your own personal experience with your audience when you  write your website, blog, social media, promotional copy, or otherwise, and when you create your presentations, whether virtual or live.

Create a Juicy Title

Capture your audience’s attention from the start.  Let them know you’re going to give them valuable content.  Value can  be created, as I alluded to above, by showing your audience how you’ll make their life easier, how you’ll help them remove struggle and difficulty.  Use words such as: Easy, Reduced, Learn, Sure-Fire, Free, Discover, Avoid, Tips, Increase, Decrease, Simple, Quick, Fast, Breakthrough, Overnight, Transform.  There are many more…

4 Steps to Creating Engaging, Authentic Presentations

Getting back to you developing your presentation, not only are you going to: 1.) Develop content what is near and dear to your heart and what you feel passionate about, 2.) lay out the values and benefits of your information for your audience, but you’re also going to add 3.) personality to your content.  You’re’ going to somehow blend in your own personal experience.  4.) Lastly, you’re going to create a catchy, juicy  title that draws your audience to want to listen to this topic or read about this topic.

Helpful Resources

If you enjoyed and benefited from this article, and feel more empowered to create engaging, authentic presentations, you may want to check out:

 One way to Engage and Connect with your Audience to Draw Clients to you

3 Tips to Getting a Return on your Visibility Investment

11 Questions to Ask to Make your Marketing Message Stick

Share your Experiences, Comment, or Ask Questions

We hope this blog was valuable to you.  Click on the comments section at the end of this article, scroll to the bottom, and leave a comment and/or question.  We’ll be happy to respond.  It is Master Your Accent’s mission to equip professionals with tools create personable, compelling presentations that move audiences to action.

Happy presenting to you!




Ellen Marie DumerDecember 16th, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Cher, I will certainly be using this great information as I transform my coaching practice!

Cher GundersonDecember 16th, 2012 at 7:31 pm

Ellen, it’s great that you find the information valuable and practical for applying to your coaching practice! I’ll be watching for ways you incorporate it!
Here’s to your success and growth, and to always moving a bit out of your comfort zone…!

Jackie SchwarkFebruary 4th, 2014 at 8:56 am

Thanks Cher for a great article. I will take these ideas and apply them to a few things I am doing and passionate about right now…


Cher GundersonFebruary 4th, 2014 at 1:57 pm


You’re very welcome. I’m glad that these strategies are helpful to express your passion. Do you have upcoming speaking engagements planned to implement these techniques soon?

Maggie ChulaFebruary 5th, 2014 at 7:46 pm

I am working on a presentation for next week and I will use these points. Thanks for sharing!

PatriciaFebruary 5th, 2014 at 8:31 pm

Great post Cher!! thanks for sharing those valuable tips! I will try to apply them when I have to create a presentation

Tammy CrawleyFebruary 5th, 2014 at 8:37 pm

Great post Cher! Thank you for your information and helpful tips

Teena EvertFebruary 5th, 2014 at 8:56 pm

Cher – I love your blog and your site – so much great information! I know your events are empowering in so many ways and I am delighted to keep learning from you! Thank you 🙂

Tina GamesFebruary 5th, 2014 at 8:57 pm

This is a content-rich article, Cher! ~ Thank you for sharing such valuable information and for outlining an easy, practical approach to creating a solid presentation.

~ Tina

Cher GundersonFebruary 6th, 2014 at 6:02 am

Maggie, what is the name of your presentation? From your blog I read, I’m sure your presentation will be exciting.

Cher GundersonFebruary 6th, 2014 at 6:04 am

Tammy, you’re very welcome. You have so much information to share. Do you offer presentations sharing or promoting your expertise?

Cher GundersonFebruary 6th, 2014 at 6:09 am

You’re welcome Tina. I know you have a dynamic voice that’s engaging to listen to when you speak. I hope you can use these tips in crafting the content of your presentations.

Cher GundersonFebruary 6th, 2014 at 6:12 am

Thank you for your kind comments. That is my mission-to empower you. I hope you can use these tips in your couples workshops and presentations to promote your much-needed work.

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