Making impactful presentations: tips to present like a pro part 2
And we’re back! Last time we talked about the four things to remember when creating a slideshow presentation, but it doesn’t stop there. If you read my last blog, you know this next part is not my favorite. Now, you have to do what makes it a presentation.
Present. If you ever get nervous about public speaking like me, here are four tips to remember when making impactful presentations. Be Straightforward Focus on your message. Think about what you want your audience to take away and use those as key points throughout the presentation. Be sure they support your message and don’t distract or diminish.
Focus on Your Audience Be personable. Smile and make eye contact with your audience. This is an easy way to connect with the people you are speaking to.
It’s much more engaging to listen to someone who looks like they enjoy talking to you, rather than someone who looks like they don’t want to be there. Tell a Story Make it relatable. People are more likely to engage and understand what you are saying if you make it personal with a story to go along. Storytelling makes connections and inspires your audience to put what you are saying into action.
Don’t Sweat It “There’s nothing to be nervous about.” If you’re like me, hearing this never helps, even though it’s true. Be confident and be yourself. You know what you’re talking about.
You know how to make a solid presentation and now you have a few tips to becoming a better presenter. Just remember to focus on your message, engage with your audience, tell a story and shake the nerves. You’ll be making impactful presentations in no time. If you would like help with your next presentation, give us a call. We’d love to help you make your next presentation a memorable and successful one.