A sales presentation isn’t a motivational speech. You want your prospect to do more than feel good after your presentation. You want him to take action. Building and delivering a persuasive presentation requires a different strategy and approach than other types of presentations. You need more helpful advice than “Make good eye contact and don’t read from your slides.”
A sales presentation isn’t a dull data dump either. Today’s buyers are more informed than ever. Engaging today’s busy decision makers — and keeping them engaged — is mission critical. Attention spans are low and distractions are high. Buying cycles have increased in length and complexity. Competition is fierce. Cookie-cutter presentations and long corporate overviews have gone the way of the fax machine. Yes, you can still use them, but your audience members will roll their eyes.