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Presentation Skills: Potential – Interference = Performance

11th Jun, 2010

Tim Gallwey in his classic book on coaching  ‘The Inner Game of Work’ recognised that to improve performance we have to reduce interference. He stated Potential minus Interference equals performance.

So, what interferes with our presentations? Myles Downey in his book Effective Coaching suggests a number of things that can interfere: 1 Fear of making a fool of yourself, 2. lack of self confidence, 3. trying too hard, 4. a busy mind, 5. anger and frustration.  All these interferences are states that we can change, that we have control over.  If we control our state we can increase our performance.

Food for thought?