Tips to Help You Improve the Way You Present
Conducting a presentation is something that all of us get to experience at least once our life. Or, you surely have sat in the audience during a presentation. That said, we have learned that during presentations the audience will be divided based on two reactions. Either they like your presentation or they hate it. Seeing the audience with a dissatisfied look on their faces is a terrifying experience for any speaker.
People in the business world rely on presentations to sell ideas so it is important for that presentation to be successful It probably is a sales pitch or whatever but a good presentation is likely to convince the listeners to buy your idea. There are various techniques to make presentations interesting. Speakers would use aids, a yellow laser pointer for example, to help the audience focus on the presentation’s important points. People are not born to be speaker and they started with one presentation where they felt really nervous. For those who do not have much experience with presentations, learn a few tips by reading the rest of this article.
Think of your audience as a group of ordinary people, so do not think that one of them maybe a CEO, a doctor, professor but just see them as people. Remember to use your yellow laser pointer whenever necessary.
Those are some suggestions to help you nail your next presentation. lastly having a Yellow laser pointer helps a lot so do not forget to bring that along.
Next step is to breathe it in and out and chill. Do not speak to fast and breathe in between. Do not talk to fast or you will fail to breathe correctly and people will sense that you are nervous and that you lack the confidence. Breathing helps you feel calmer so you retain focus and can continue speaking with ease. And of course, keep your yellow laser pointer handy.
Also prepare images or visual aids for your presentation. Images make things interesting. Images help people better understand what you are talking about. If you get stuck and your words become limited in one part of the presentation, showing the audience a picture can be very helpful. Then, of course, you might need your yellow laser pointer to point at those images.
Look at your audience in the eye from time to time. Doing this make the audience feel that you are sincere and truthful with whatever you are saying. Making eye contact should not be an issue if you have been thinking about the audience as normal people. This could take take for some people to get used to but when you know how to pause and make eye contact it will make you feel relieved and relaxed while making a presentation.