How to Deliver Better Presentations
At least once in our life, we find ourselves making a presentation. Or, you surely have sat in the audience during a presentation. Needless to say, from that experience we know that people will have only two main reactions. Either they like your presentation or they hate it. Seeing the audience with a dissatisfied look on their faces is a terrifying experience for any speaker.
People in the business world rely on presentations to sell ideas so it is important for that presentation to be successful Whether it is a sales pitch or reporting about financial data, nothing beats a good and well-played presentation in sending a strong message across. Experienced speakers use various techniques to deliver effective presentations. Part of that effort is investing in paraphernalia such as a yellow laser pointer. Even the most effective presenters started at the same point as you. So, if you are only starting out this article has helpful tips to help you nail that presentation.
First of all, if you need that instant boost of confidence, assure yourself that your audience is just a bunch of normal people. Remember to use your yellow laser pointer whenever necessary.
Those are some suggestions to help you nail your next presentation. And regardless of the purpose of your presentation remember that a Yellow laser pointer can help you make it engaging.
Moving on, it helps a lot to just breathe and take it easy. Do not speak to fast and breathe in between. When you are nervous you will likely talk too fast and your audience will sense the tension and that will be disturbing for most of them. Do not forget to breathe regularly because it helps release tension so as a result you can deliver your presentation better. And as you go along remember to use your yellow laser pointer.
Use visual aids like pictures or even videos during your presentation. Images make things interesting. Graphic illustration of your idea or what you want people to know is easily retained and understood. If you get stuck and your words become limited in one part of the presentation, showing the audience a picture can be very helpful. Then, of course, you might need your yellow laser pointer to point at those images.
Then last but not the least, make eye contact. Giving eye contact will make the audience feel your sincerity and truthfulness. This should not be so difficult if at the start you have already conditioned yourself to see the audience as a group of ordinary people. The more you practice making eye contact while delivering a presentation the easier it will be in the future and that looking at people’s faces can actually make you feel relaxed.