A good presentation can be a game changer for your business, but it can be hard not to get nervous, lose track of time or find yourself reciting data from notes in a monotone voice you hardly recognize as your own. Nerves do strange things to people! The key to a memorable business presentation is a balance between strong speaking skills and engaging technology. Click To Tweet
Business Presentation Preparation
Prepare and practice for your presentation in advance, to ensure that things run smoothly in the right amount of time. There’s nothing more painful for an audience than enduring someone who isn’t prepared, is unsure of what to say, or who drones on for hours. So what separates an engaging presentation from a boring one? Here are a few tips:
Technology has come a long way since the ways of overhead projectors. Today’s interactive displays allow for seamless conference room presentations, teleconferences, training sessions or a mix of several different platforms. Gone are the days when every attendee had to be in the same room. Embrace it!
Give Them Something
Sure, you have a polished interactive display leading your presentation, but to really make the points stick with your audience, give them something to hold. A printed packet summarizing the data, or a polished pitch to persuade them to consider you harder can be the deciding factor after the presentation is over.
Keep It Simple
Even if you have 20 valid points, trim your list down to 3-5 main points to present. People will only absorb and remember so much, and talking for hours won’t make you seem like an expert, it will make you seem inconsiderate. Keep it simple, concise, and personable.
Tell A Story
Don’t bore your audience with data. Develop a genuine connection and rapport with them through personalized stories and anecdotes. This will make your presentation more likable, and in turn, make you a more trustworthy and interesting presenter. Stories allow your audience to relate with you, which can be a powerful thing.
Stand Out From Your Competition
Strong presentation skills paired with innovative technology can help a business stand out from the competition, connect with new clients and make an impression on industry leaders. No matter what industry you’re in, it’s never a bad idea to update your technology and hone your public speaking talents.
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