Authoritative Presentation Style

1.The Authoritative Style (Direct/Logical)

The natural strength of the Authoritative Style is that this speaker will often look poised and in control. Although he/she might be nervous, this speaker will likely still give the appearance of confidence. In addition, this person often delivers presentations quickly and with natural energy. Although this presenter does speak faster, he or she will develop each point using solid, logical proof before moving on. They also will likely use humor to warm up the audience. This speaker loves metaphors and analogies because those techniques are clever. The major weakness of this style, though, is that the audience will sometimes be offended by the delivery style. In fact, some listeners may describe the speaker as condescending or overly blunt.