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.
When giving a technical presentation we can be tempted to think it’s all about facts and giving dry information. But our audience expects more from us than just facts.
To ensure that your presentation content engages, think about your facts from the perspective of the 3Is – Information, Insights and Inspiration.
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.
“What if we’re not great storytellers? How can we improve this skill”? In this video I answer this question which came up in my recent webinar about using stories to improve the impact of your presentations.
You can see the full webinar, ‘Forget about Presenting; Tell a Story Instead’ at www.janicehaywood.eu/resources/webinars
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.