How Should I Present to a Board of Directors?

How Should I Present to a Board of Directors?

By Emma Meakin

The key to delivering a faultless and memorable presentation to a board of directors is to give yourself plenty of time to prepare.

Use the planning time to understand exactly what’s required of you - for instance, what’s the ultimate goal of the presentation? Is it to sell, to inform, to convince or to explain?

When it comes to content, stay on-message and be succinct. Knowing how long you have and understanding your audience are both critical factors in getting this right. Be positive and practise, practise, practise. This could be your golden moment to shine, so it’s worth getting it right.

Remember know your audience is key when communicating with others, when presenting to the board of directors you need to use more formal language but you can speak in company-related jargon. But remember as with any presentation you need to keep it engaging and interesting.