The words we choose provide a wealth of insight into our personalities.
Professor James W. Pennebaker conducted research that discovered how writing reflects characteristics of a person. These apply to formal presentations, as well. Are you the Prim Presenter, the Methodical Presenter or the Descriptive Presenter?
Answer the questions below, based on Pennebaker’s findings and Ethos3’s experience with presenters in several industries, to determine your prevailing presentation writing style:
1. How often do you use articles (a, an, the) and prepositions (of, for, in, at, on, etc.) in your presentation writing?
2. What kind of tone do you set in your presentations?
3. In which part of crafting a presentation narrative do you excel?
A. Detailing data
B. Comparing and contrasting information and experiences
C. Telling an engaging story
4. In what tense do you write?