In the words of O. Henry “Write what you like; there is no other rule.” the realm of writing may recognize with it, but for a presentation there are certain standards, which you must follow, to escalate it to the level of sales generation.
While preparing for a certain topic, it is better to create your own presentations, than downloading or customizing one for they will not have your ideas and specific information. Getting a readymade one, may not be able to depict your focused target.
When creating the presentation, keep the number of slides up to an average count, but remember that it should sum-up the information you want to give. It is important to prepare yourself in accordance with the target audience while effectively presenting your ideas.
Stuffing text with jargons can create communication gap and gradual loss of interest, amongst the listeners. So use simple and impactful words! Additionally, practicing not once but a number of times, is the best way to attain a comfort level for uninterrupted demonstration.
When it comes to delivering in front of your audience, there are two things which your audience would be looking at, you and the screen. So you need to keep in mind certain aspects:
Well-managed Technical Support
Equipping yourself with a backup of your presentation plus using quality audio and visual aids will ensure, a smooth and error-free flow. Make sure that the computer system and the projector you are using are in a good working condition.
Understanding the Audience
Understanding what your viewers want is a crucial point. You need to present yourself in the way your audience want. Realizing their mental status can be much beneficial. You can think globally but it is important to present yourself as locally.
Presentation and gestures
While delivering, you need to be confident and presentable. Your body language should reflect a positive attitude. Fixing to a particular posture can create a monotonous environment. The best way is to maintain a pleasing eye contact with the entire presence. While explaining things on the screen, use your hand or a pointer so that the viewer can easily focus on that specific information.
If you are using certain images or diagrams for better understanding of your audiences, then use those visuals for a sufficient time, to describe your ideas clearly.
Planning the flow
Allowing a small breaks between your presentation is an effective way to make your audience feel relaxed. Your sub topics should go in a uniform flow one after the other with adequate pauses. Breaks should be inserted in such a manner that no headings are left uncovered and the audience does not lose thread.
One more thing you can do is to let your audience also come up with their queries and suggestions. Instead of leaving the questionnaire section at the end, clearing doubts simultaneously will create more interest and your audience will feel satisfied and contented.
Following these steps can help you in effectually delivering a successful presentation, that brings usefulness to you and your audience.