My first presentation

I belong to a networking group here in Bucks County Pennsylvania. It’s a small network of local business owners that get together once a week to discuss their businesses and to network with each other.

Every week one person is selected to give a presentation to the group. Sometimes we have guest speakers. This week I was selected to present.

When I first started meeting with this group I was promoting myself as an Architect. For those of you who have been with me from the beginning, you know that Procurpro was established in October of 2016, so it’s a relatively new entity.

Before Procurpro, I had an architectural firm. If you go back to one of my previous postings I explain how the architectural firm was not intended to be my primary business.

Regardless I had been networking with these folks under the business name Luis Gile Architect. So before my presentation, I wanted to take the time to share my re-branding.

Needless to say it was a bit of a surprise.

Immediately after I made the announcement I moved ahead with my presentation. The topic (of course) was “What is procurement”. I was not surprised that many had never heard the term.

The information was well received and everyone seemed genuinely interested in the concept. This further reinforces my thoughts that Procurpro is a necessary and useful service.

The presentation I gave was an abbreviated version of a lunch and learn presentation I developed for Architects. If you go back and read my marketing plan you’ll know that Architects are my primary target for marketing my business.

I only had 8 minutes to give my talk, so I kept the topic very high level. I did want to record myself so I could review my performance, but for such a short period of time and in front of such a small audience it just didn’t seem practical. I do hope to record all future presentations and if they’re good share them with you through my YouTube channel (if I ever launched one).

My first presentation went well, but I wonder how many of you have been in such a scenario where it did not go so well.  Also, if any of you are well-versed in speaking, what tips do you have for me?  Tell me your thoughts.

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