To engage your audience you have to do more than deliver facts. Use the 3 ‘I’s – Information to talk about the facts, insights for the audience to connect the facts to their situtation and inspiration feel something about the facts.
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.
Using rhetorical questions in your presentations is a great way to engage the audience. This article gives you six tips on how to do it effectively.
When you are giving a virtual presentation it can be a challenge to deal with those people that have joined the call on time and those who are having technical problems connecting. The trick is to create two openings. Prepare a soft opening for those who connected on time and the real opening for when everybody is present.
Virtual presenting has its own challenges. Use these three simple tips to make sure you engage your virtual audience.
In general, inexperienced presenters tend to speak too fast. Pausing is a powerful tool that used in the right places will make look totally confident and in control. Here are three places where you should pause when you present…
One of the biggest mistakes people make is that they forget about rehearsing their presentation. Rehearsing your presentation out loud a minimum of 3 times will give you confidence and ensure you achieve a logical flow between your points.
In many cases, people refer to the PowerPoint slides as the presentation. In my opinion this is a big mistake. When you are presenting, YOU are the protaganist, your slides should be there only to support your verbal messages.