five tips for a great presentation

posted by Christopher Cooke Mar 14, 2017

 

1. Don’t open PowerPoint

Open Word instead and begin to craft your story. Concentrate on the ideas and messages you want to get across, and regardless of what you are talking about you should be creating a story that captures your audience’s hearts and minds.

2. KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid)

Ok you have your script. Now please for the love of God don’t put the whole thing on your slides! People have come to hear your presentation, not read it from a giant screen behind your head. Having too much text on your slides will split the attention of your audience, thus lessening the impact of your message.

3. Be Bold

No, not bald - I don’t mean shave your head before you take the stage! I mean use bold, simple statements and strong images on your slides. Short statements or single words are more powerful and help to bolster your message, rather than distracting from it.  The same goes for pictures, which are processed 60,000x faster than words. Science fact!

4. Practice

Practice, practice, practice. Whether you like it or not a great presentation will come down to your ability to capture the audience's imagination. You shouldn’t have to look down at notes, or read from a script. So set aside some time to rehearse your presentation. The more comfortable you are, the more fun and impact you can have with your audience.

5. If in doubt call an expert

Unless you’re a full time Keynote speaker, actually giving a presentation can be a very nerve wracking experience. So let us take the worry out of your next event. Give us a call and our team will handle everything so you can concentrate on the one important thing, your story.

For help with creating a great presentation that puts storytelling at its core, contact us at hello@mediamaker.co.uk