4 parts of a successful presentation

What makes a presentation a success?

Content
  1. content
  2. design
  3. event location
  4. Delivery

content

Once you’ve researched your audience, it’s time to think about content presentations.

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  • Make the topic meaningful, but don’t use too much content.

  • Focus on three or four points to present.

  • Dive into each of these points in an order leading from one to the other.

  • Make your information clear and logical.

Deliver what your audience has come to learn. Stick to important information only. If they want to know more, they will ask – and be prepared for those questions.

design

The presenter rarely speaks to the audience these days. Most presentations contain a digital show in addition to the conversation. So that brings us to the second consideration of making your slideshow successful.

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  • Choose the right colors for your slideshow design.

  • Keep text to a minimum. Aim for one point per slide.

  • Make sure that the text is large enough to be read in the back of the room and that there is a lot of contrast between the slide background color and the text content.

  • Stick to plain and simple fonts that are easy to read. There is nothing worse than an unusual text that no one can read. save this one greeting card fonts.

  • When adding content to a slide, use the principle KISS .

  • If possible, use an image to illustrate your point. Don’t just use them to decorate the slide, nor should they be so busy as to compromise your opinion.

Make your slideshow twice. One with a dark background and light text, and the other with a light background and dark text. This allows you to be present in a very dark or very bright room without having to make hasty changes at the last minute.

event location

An often forgotten part of preparing a presentation is knowing exactly what true you’re going to perform. All of these points (and even more) should be considered and evaluated before the big day. If possible, practice your presentation in a real place, preferably with some audience. This way you can be sure that everyone can hear you, even in the back of the hall/park.

  • Will it be indoors or outdoors?

  • Is it a large room or a small meeting room?

  • Will it be a dark room or a room with lots of natural light?

  • Will sound bounce off bare floors or be absorbed into carpeting?

Delivery

Once the slideshow is created, it all depends on: delivery to start or stop the presentation.

  • If you are a speaker but have not made a presentation, be sure to ask with the author which points require special attention.

  • Make sure you have time for questions and that you can easily return to specific slides when requested.

  • Make sure you practice, practice, and practice some more, long before time takes center stage. And – I mean out loud . Just reading the slides and rehearsing in your head doesn’t really help. If possible, practice in front of a friend or colleague to get real feedback and act on that feedback.

  • Record your presentation (perhaps using PowerPoint’s recording feature), then play it back to hear you real sound. Make adjustments if necessary.

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