As with Organizational Development, which involves employee assessments, evaluation, training and other methods geared at ongoing improvement, it’s important that we, as individuals assess, evaluate, and improve our skill sets. Whether you’re in sales, customer service, or software development we must stretch our minds and challenge ourselves. This process keeps us moving forward, it keeps us energized and gives us purpose.
What is often referred to as knowledge, skill sets, abilities, and other factors, I will refer to as your ‘presentation’. Your presentation is what others perceive based on the moment in time when you interact with them. Close friends of yours know several aspects of your presentation. They know your ups, downs, and when you’re a super star. Often, the challenge is showing a potential employer the right presentation at the right time unless you’re fortunate enough to find an employer who understands that there’s more to you than just the 60 minutes you shared in an interview. This being said, the challenge is really about showing a pattern of behavior that can improve your presentation before you ever walk into an interview.
Over the next few discussions I will share a number of ways that you can use to develop your presentation by getting involved, contributing, helping others succeed, sharing insight, and surrounding yourself with successful leaders so that your presentation is always ready for the next opportunity.
Author: Dr. Eduardo Diaz, helping you exceed expectations.