Trump Your Next Presentation

Trump Your Presentation

Trump Your Next Presentation

5 Tips  to Present Like Mr. Trump

by Gerald George Mannikarote, MBBS MBA

Trump Your Presentation
Trump Your Presentation

Like him or not, Donald Trump is someone to watch.  Entertaining could be one word to describe him.  In fact, these days, when Trump talks, people listen- no matter what he says.

There are certain things that Trump does that ensures people listen to him.  We can learn a thing or two from the talks and speeches he provides.  Here are a few things that you can learn from Trump to add to your next talk or presentation.  It just might make you more entertaining and cause people to listen to you.

1. Have a signature look
Trump Your Look
Trump Your Look

People make fun of Trump’s hair, but he owns it.  And no matter where he goes, he is recognizable.  But don’t forget his solid colored ties and power suits.  He has a signature look.

A signature look can help you feel more confident when you are speaking in front of people. It gives you one less thing to worry about.  It can also help you feel good about yourself.  I had a friend that used to wear Superman cufflinks and Superman socks when he had important presentations to give.

2. Be Dramatic
The Art of the Expression
The Art of the Expression

Trump uses a lot of hand motions, gestures, and facial expressions when he talks.  In other words, he uses a lot of drama.  He’s not dull.  He’s in fact an actor of sorts.

By using motion, facial expressions, and gestures, you give your audience another dimension to your presentation.  Adding another dimension to your presentation keeps it from getting dull.  Otherwise you will simply be the flesh and bones version of a boring slide deck.

3. Make a lot of noise
Trump Your Voice
Trump Your Voice

When Trump speaks, he makes a lot of noise.  It causes people to wake up.  People wait to hear what he will say next.  It keeps them on the edge of their seat.

When presenting to an audience, use inflections in your voice.  Changes in your tone keeps the presentation interesting.  This reduces the chance of your presentation being a chance to look at one’s smart phone.

4. Be entertaining
Trump a Rock Star
Trump a Rock Star

Trump is entertaining because he gives the audience what they want to hear.  If you like him, you want to hear what he says to cheer him on.  If you don’t like him, you want to hear what he says so that you can complain about whatever he’s talking about.  Either way, Trump gives people what they want to hear.

When presenting, give your audience what they want to hear.  Don’t get bogged down in the details that you think is important.  Talk about what the audience finds important.  They will find this entertaining as opposed to being forced to attend a meeting as usual.

5. Be bold
Trump Boldness
Trump Boldness

Trump is bold.  He knows what he says may make others uncomfortable, but he says it anyway.  And he is willing to stand behind what he says.

When presenting in front of others, don’t worry about what others are going to say.  Be bold.  As I said earlier, don’t worry about the details.  If you are questioned on what you present, stand behind it.  You can provide details if asked, or even after a presentation.

These 5 tips will help you Trump your next presentation.  Once you use these tips, let me and others know how it goes.  Do you have any tips to Trump a presentation?  If so, let others know. Please leave your thoughts in the comments section.  I would love to hear from you.  You can also contact me at

10 thoughts on “Trump Your Next Presentation”

  1. Great tips! Sooo on point!
    Trump is also he finds someone in the audience to bring to the stage makes those looking at their phone put it down and see wthek is going on…
    We can engage by speaking or asking a question to the audience..
    Thanks JerryDmann

  2. Great points Jerry

    Whether you endorse Trump or not; one must admit that he a shrewd businessman and politician. Trump has a great self image which radiates through when he’s in front of the camera. I have noticed his various facial expressions and hand gestures but didn’t necessarily think it made him more of a dynamic speaker until now.
    Great observations you’ve made

  3. Very good observation, JD-M

    I previously worked for a manager that was definitely the Trump of the organization. What he lacked in skill he made up for in confidence, self promotion and a little exaggeration of the truth. I used to shake my head… now I follow his lead. I will Trump my next presentation and Trump my life.

  4. Hi Jerry
    Thank you for an excellent analysis – very helpful .
    In addition to presentations, I think the same tips could be valid and valuable in certain other aspects of our daily life – for example, when we have team meetings in our work place , when leading the cath lab team etc
    Well done 👍👍

    1. Thank you for the kind words. And thank you very much for the comments. I agree that these tips could be used in other scenarios in our lives.

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