Ten Tips for a Killer Presentation

By June 4, 2014PowerPoint
  • Look at the audience: Great public speakers keep their focus on the audience, not their slides or their notes. Focusing on the audience encourages them to listen to you and your message.
  • Speak slowly: Nervous and inexperienced speakers tend to talk way to fast. Consciously slow your speech down and add pauses for emphasis. The room will appreciate you.
  • Make them laugh: Although you want to educate your audience, you need to make them laugh as well, it keeps the audience alert and they’ll learn more from you.
  • Be honest: Make sure you tell the truth even if your audience doesn’t want to hear it because at the end of the day, they will respect you.
  • Show movement: Make sure you show some movement on stage, no one likes watching a stiff. People are more engaged with an animated speaker.
  • Be confident: Confidence is the currency of the successful presenter. With confidence you earn the attention and respect of your audience!
  • Try and say something unexpected: If you don’t say something unique compared to all the other presenters the audience has heard, they won’t remember you. You are branding yourself when you speak, so make sure you do something unique and memorable.
  • Use Wise visuals: Whatever your visuals may be, keep them simple and don’t put too many words on them. The audience isn’t there to read your slides, they are there to listen to you present.
  • Don’t give too much information in one slide: “Everithing should be made as simpler as possible, bun not simpler!” – Albert Einstein.
  • Interact with the audience: You need to interact with your audience and create a conversation. An easy way to do this is to ask them questions as well as letting them ask you questions.

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