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Is Your Presentation As Great As You Think It Is?


Presentations either make a point or they don’t. Which of these two possibilities best describes either your online or offline presentations?

If yours are excellent, then you don’t need to read the rest of this article. If, however, people are not responding well to them and you are interested in improving what you already do, I have discovered there are easy-to-do things you can do to bump your presentations up to the top floor.

Here are a few:

1.      Think story – beginning, middle, end – to engage your viewers.

2.      Real life experiences are what most people will relate to. Add anecdotes and personal notes keep the information accessible.

3.      Keep your message simple. Use as few words as possible to make your one point clearly.

4.      Make ‘em laugh or at least glad to have seen your ‘good use of their time’ presentation.

5.      Show your story with images. Visuals can capture what words cannot.

Be willing to get feedback from others before your presentation goes live. Rework as needed.  Most of us are not objective enough to know how our message has been received by those who live outside of our head. Independent perspective and feedback are what make the difference between C, B and the desired A quality we can have if we apply constructive criticism.

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