Six Simple Practices for Effective Presentations
- DON’T use slides to communicate words – use them to complement your text, not reproduce it.
- DON’T prepare your presentation at the last minute – this increases the chances of errors, and that a vital fact or trend will not be available. Prepare in good time – and add final touches the night before.
- DON’T forget to practice – practice until you can confidently deliver it in a conversational way, ready to improvise if a good opportunity arises.
- DO make your presentation entertaining – not with (dangerous) jokes, but by relating it to the audience’s interests and reasons for being there.
- DO be clear about what you want your audience to do as a result, and work back from there. Build your presentation to guide the audience to where you want them to be.
- DO use specific examples and stories to illustrate your presentation – you will sense interest rising as soon as you enter into a good example.
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