The Executive’s Guide to Presenting to a Board

This guide covers best practices executives should know when they present to the board of directors. Most of the tips and guidance shared in this guide have been sourced directly from within Athena Alliance, an executive learning community that makes it easy and accessible for women leaders to learn from their peers.

Learn how to…

Before the Presentation

  • Understand who sits around the table
  • Learn what’s happening behind the scenes
  • Socialize bad news before the board meeting
  • Get your leader’s buy-in

During the Presentation

  • Get to the point and maximize your time with the board
  • Tailor your messaging and takeaways to get the outcome you want
  • Track and follow up with commitments

After the Presentation

  • Write an impactful follow-up note asking for feedback
  • Reconnect with the leadership team after the presentation
  • Finesse your presentation skills for your next opportunity

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