What Role Do You Play in Presentations?

theaterWhen you present, you fulfill a certain role that you might not be aware of. Maybe, it’s the same role you played before but ideally, that role will depend on the situation, on what your goal is, and what kinds of audience you have.

Below is a list of 5 types of presenter roles you can play when presenting. Which one are you? Or perhaps, you can think of more…

  1. Facilitator – You facilitate the discussion of coming up with a solution to a problem at hand.
  2. Persuader – You influence others to make a decision
  3. Motivator – You motivate your team to take an action plan
  4. Trainer – You train your people to be good at a particular skill
  5. Listener – This does not happen often but when it does, it is usually in cases when the people’s morale is low and you need to listen well to their rants so you can come up with a solution.

What other presenter roles have you played in the past? What has bode well for you? Can you adjust yourself depending on what role needs to be fulfilled at the moment?

For more insight on this matter, please head to: Presenter roles: What role do you play?


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