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.
Using story telling techniques in your presentations is one of the most effective ways to persuade your audience to take action, adopt your ideas or spread your message.
And both you and your message will be remembered for much, much longer than those who continue to give boring presentations full of dry facts and statistics.
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.
In the presentation and public speaking world, we talk about having ‘presence’. But what exactly does ‘presence’ mean in this context and how do you achieve it?
When you’re speaking in public with presence and gravitas, your audience are engaged with you and your words; you exude calmness, confidence and credibility.
When presenting, we’re often very nervous seeing the audience in front of us, thinking they’re judging us negatively. But the fact is, the audience are really on your side, they want you to do well.