When have you seen the last time a presentation and just thought: “Oh my gosh, what a mess….”.
Let us discover together the five best ways to make your Presentation stand out of the crowd.
#1: Structure your content and tell a story
Your audience is composed of humans and humans need some guidance. They need some helping hand betas helping hand and guide them through your presentation.
The best way to do so is to tell a story. Imagine that you would tell your presentation to a good friend of yours. Would you tell it the same way as you would tell it to the audience. Why not just try simply just to see in your audience your best friends and talk to them the same way as you do. Just strip away everything from your presentation which is not absolutely necessary. Everything in your presentation has to be streamlined and focused on the most important things. Nothing around which is blah blah and which will distract from the main message of your presentation.
#2: Keep it short and guide your audience
I don’t want you to bombard to your audience with tons of slides. Stop this click and slide media. What you need is maybe an average of one or maximum two slides for every 2 minutes. That should be enough to transport all the information that you want to transport. Every slide that you will show has to be meaningful. Don’t use any slides just because you think that you want to put additional information. Don’t do it.
Streamline everything and strip away all those slides feel they are not absolutely meaningful and necessary to transport what you want to see: your key message.
#3: The content is in your speech and not be your PowerPoint
What do you want your audience to do? Do you want them to read through slides way of speaking or do you want to listen to you? I hope the latter is the case because I personally prefer that my audience is listening to what I have to say. That’s why your PowerPoint has to support no matter what you say and not the other way around.
What will your audience do if you put too many information on each slide? Exactly: they will simply read the information which is in the slides and not
#4: Use photos but use them wisely
Photos can be a great way to transport a message but you have to use them wisely and you have to avoid several pitfalls. The biggest pitfall is to make sure you have the rights to use the photo. If you don’t have the right to use a photo then simply don’t use it because if you do so instead, you might be in big trouble. The next thing is if you choose photos, don’t choose them because they are so beautiful and you just want so desperately to have them in your presentation.
Do it the other way round: make sure that each photo is absolutely supporting your content and your speech. It has to provide additional information or additional support to your speech. If it distracts from your speech, then simply don’t put it
How do you want your audience to perceive you when you’re standing in from the audience? As someone who’s just reading through a long list of information that anyhow can be found later somewhere on a download section?
Or do you want to be seen as someone who’s providing true added
That’s it for the five best ways to make your presentation stand out of the crowd.