By leading with your key message, taking a layering or modularlizing approach to the structure and adjusting your slide deck, you’ll be in a position to cut down the length of your presentation at a moment’s notice if asked to do so.
Writing out a script is an important part of your presentation preparation. You need to focus on the words you’ll use to communicate your messages. However, I’m not recommending that you read from this script unless your presentation topic is particularly sensitive.
The first ‘Presentation Truth’ of the series talks about how it’s impossible for an audience to listen to a speaker and read slides at the same time.
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In this video we have presentation Truth # 5 which is that no audience ever complained about a presentation being too short.
There are times when we have to give a presentation with very little time to prepare. In the video I give you some tips on how to structure a talk very quickly so that you come across as professional and knowledgable.Tips include being audience centric, using a three-point plan or approaching your presentation as a question and answer session.
One of the golden rules of presenting and public speaking is to research your audience well. But even when we know the audience are related to our topic, we cannot guarantee they will be interested. Make sure you TELL the audience why they should listen to you.
You’ve been asked to prepare a presentation. It’s a topic you know a lot about (it certainly should be, otherwise please don’t present). There’s so much you could say but you have only been allotted 20 minutes. Where do you start? Many people instinctively turn to their computer and open their slidewear. NO! This is…
Effective rehearsal and knowing that you have spent time really ‘feeling’ your presentation will do wonders for your self-confidence which feeds in directly to you giving a good performance.
Anglosaxon audiences expect structure, it’s second nature to them. Part of giving a professional presentation is about using a clear structure so your audience can clearly understand you.
For many people giving a presentation is an extremely nerve wracking experience especially if they have to give it in a foreign language. Here are some tips on how to prepare a presentation in English.