A recent article, 7 Things Successful People Do Before Every Presentation by Larry Alton says that every presentation is your chance to make an impression— it can make you or break you. So whether you are presenting in front of a large group of people or a handful of people, preparation is required.
Here are some ways to have a remarkable and successful presentation.
- Consider the venue
Your presentation should match the size of your venue, the size of your audience, the formality of your venue, and even the resources and equipment available. Research in advance and shape a presentation around it.
- Learn about your audience
Your audience is the one who will decide whether or not your presentation is effective. So identify your audience in advance (number of people in your audience, gender, age, profession, designation, etc.) to help you create a complete and appropriate presentation.
- Create an outline of important points
Start with an outline of all the important points you want to present/deliver. Don’t write out paragraphs, but focus on the bullet point version. This skeletal presentation framework will help you later in the process.
- Make a presentation and not a speech
Bear in mind that you’re making a presentation and not a speech. Your presentation may include prototype, interactive demonstration or a PowerPoint presentation.
- Practice but not too much
During your practice, ensure you tackle all the elements of your presentation, not just your speech. Focus on your body language, your eye contact, your pacing, and your tone.
- Ask feedback and then revise
Seek out people you respect and trust and ask them to critically assess your work-in-progress. Their feedback helps you identify flaws you may need to revise and improve.
These tips will help you prepare and deliver a remarkable and credible presentation. YourOffice offers conference rooms for rent to help you arrange the venue so you can focus on making impressive presentation. YourOffice offers you a wide choice of office and workspace solutions: virtual office space, meeting room access, and coworking office space. You’ll have access to a complete array of office support and concierge services as well as state-of-the-art business technology.
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