Different Types of Presentation

By June 5, 2014PowerPoint

The following is a summary of several types of presentations and their aim. Each kind of presentation requires a specific configuration to maximize their impact.


Make sure it is short and to the point. Choose one of the following configurations for an instructive presentation:


  • Explains when things should occur
  • Works best with visual people or people who can see the overall organization or sequence of events
  • Use words like “first,” “second,” “third,” to list order


  • Explains where things should happen
  • Works best with people who have knowledge of the group or area you are talking about
  • Use words like “Region 1, 2, 3, or 4” to explain order

Cause and Effect

  • Explains how things should happen
  • Works best with people who understand the relationship between events
  • Use phrases like “Because of _____, we now have to ______” “as a result, or therefore…”

Logical Order

  • Simply list items in their order of importance. This works best with people who are accustomed to breaking down complex data into components in order to digest the material


The purpose in a teaching presentation is to give specific guidelines or instructions. The presentation will probably be a bit longer, because it has to cover the topic thoroughly. In an instructional presentation, the audience should come away with new knowledge or skill.

  1. Explain why the information or skill is important to the audience
  2. Explain the learning objectives of the teaching program
  3. Demonstrate the process if it involves something in which the audience will later participate using the following method
  • Demonstrate it first without comment
  • Demonstrate it again with a brief explanation
  • Demonstrate it a third time, step-by-step, with an explanation
  • Have the participants practice the skill
  1. Provide participants the opportunity to ask questions, give, and receive feedback from you and their peers
  2. Connect the learning to actual use
  3. Have participants verbally state how they will use it



The purpose of an emotional presentation is to make people think about a certain problem or situation. Here, it is important to arouse the audience’s emotions so that they will be receptive to your point of view. Use vivid language in an arousing presentation – be sincere and enthusiastic.

  • Gain attention with a story that illustrates the problem
  • Show the need to solve the problem and illustrate it with an example that is general and easily Implemented
  • Describe the solution for a satisfactory resolution to the problem
  • Compare/contrast the two worlds with the problem solved and unsolved
  • Call the audience to action to help solve the problem
  • Give the audience a directive that is clear, easy, and direct


The purpose here is to convince the listeners to accept your proposal. A convincing, presentation offers a solution to a controversy, dispute, or problem. To succeed, it is important to present sufficient logic, evidence, and emotion to sway the audience to your viewpoint.

1. Create a great introduction because a convincing presentation introduction must accomplish the following:
– Grab the audience’s attention
– Describe the problem or needs that your product or service will satisfy

2. Entice the audience by describing the advantages of solving the problem

3. Create a desire for the audience to agree with you by describing exactly how your product or service with fill their real needs

4. Close your convincing presentation with a call to action

5. Ask for the decision that you want to be made

6. Ask for the course of action that you want to be followed

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