Business presentations are infamous for being incredibly boring and I am sure that you must know a few boring presenters personally. You might be skeptical about it but a business presentation can be made interesting with the use of audio-visuals, graphics and let’s not forget you, and your awesome personal style.
There is no way around the hard work that you need to put in when it comes to conducting research and gathering information about the topic to inform the audience about your cause and objectives. You should keep the central message of the presentation in mind when compiling the facts and figures to keep the most shocking one for opening your speech. This would help you get the attention of your audience. Add a personal story or anecdotes to make the audience feel for your cause and develop an emotional connection with it.
Imitating or plagiarizing is certainly not cool but it won’t harm you to look at some of the leading entrepreneurs and public speakers to learn about the art of public speaking. Are you not sure how to apply what you learned from watching these videos? The easiest way to adopt some of these qualities is to record yourself while delivering the presentation to practice before you go in front of a live audience. This would allow you to analyze your strong areas and also the areas where you need to improve.
Business presentations can be lengthy and hard to keep up with at times and if yours is going to take more than 30 minutes you might want to distribute a separate document before you start. The document can have an outline sure presentation making it easier for them to follow.
Check out this infographic from Malcolm Andrews for more tips that can help you in delivering a presentation effectively in front of a live audience. Also, learn about the ways in which you can record their feedback.
Adam Chapman works on behalf of Malcolm Andrews in content creation and marketing. He creates engaging graphics and content that help businesses stand out from the crowd. Over the past 7 years has worked with dozens of SME’s in both an agency and freelance capacity.