7 Keys to a Great Presentation

December 18, 2012 by  

1. Keep your information relevant to your topic in order to keep your audience focussed….irrelevant data is boring.
2. Be prepared…anticipate questions, know you subject thoroughly so that pretty much anything they can throw at you, you will be able to handle. However, if you do not know the answer….ask for audience input and follow up with the poser.
3. Avoid distracting mannerisms and fidgeting, verbal ums & ahs, or needless pacing….all detract from the speaker’s delivery.
4. Organize your material so that it flows and transitions as well as being clear and concise.
5. Choose graphics carefully to reinforce your message not confuse the listener.
6. Keep your eyes on your audience so that, if necessary, you can alter your pace and delivery to keep them engaged in the presentation.
7. Practice, practice, practice!! The more comfortable you are with the concepts you will be sharing, the more fun you will have…and if you are enjoying yourself, the audience will be happy as well!!

Good presenters show respect to their audience and are appreciated in return!!
Are you a great presenter?

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