Every month we will bring you hints, tips and inside know how on how you can be making the best of your presentation,
This month we visit the letter P.
Perform – any presentation you give should be considered a performance. Delivering your presentation with the enthusiasm, attention to detail and practice that a stage play requires will show the audience how important this is to you and therefore them. That’s not to say you have to be reciting Shakespeare, but treating your presentation with the same importance will strengthen your delivery and make it much more memorable.
Pointers – using laser pointers are a distraction, the audience can never see where you are actually pointing creating a huge disruption in the flow of your presentation. Instead you are much better off using animation and great slide design to highlight a specific point on a chart or diagram. You will look much more professional and prepared.
Pauses – don’t be afraid of silence, by rushing through your presentation you are not giving the audience time to digest anything you’ve said as you’re moving onto the next point so quickly. Unfortunately the audience are not going to remember everything you say, use pauses to allow the main points to sink in, by pausing you are adding weight to your content and increasing its significance.