How to Deliver Better Presentations
Conducting a presentation is something that all of us get to experience at least once our life. Or, we have been to at least presentation. That said, we have learned that during presentations the audience will be divided based on two reactions. Either they like your presentation or they hate it. In terms of reactions, the latter is what we are afraid to get from the audience.
Successful, interesting and convincing presentations are important to people who are in the business world because this is how an idea sells. It probably is a sales pitch or whatever but a good presentation is likely to convince the listeners to buy your idea. There are various techniques to make presentations interesting. Very good speaker use aids like yellow laser pointer to emphasize their points or direct the attention of his or her listeners. The best presenters started at some point where their confidence was also being challenged. For those who do not have much experience with presentations, learn a few tips by reading the rest of this article.
First of all, if you need that instant boost of confidence, assure yourself that your audience is just a bunch of normal people. And to guide your listener throughout your presentation don’t forget to use your yellow laser pointer.
Those are the basic tips to help you deliver a better presentation. And whatever type of presentation you do, always have a Yellow laser pointer with you.
Moving on, it helps a lot to just breathe and take it easy. Talk at a moderate speed and take the time to pause and breathe. 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.
Also prepare images or visual aids for your presentation. Images spark interest in your listeners. Graphic illustration of your idea or what you want people to know is easily retained and understood. These things are also helpful when you suddenly run out of words to explain your point. Again, do not forget to point to those images using you yellow laser pointer.
Then last but not the least, make eye contact. Doing this make the audience feel that you are sincere and truthful with whatever you are saying. If you do not feel comfortable about this go back to the first step where it says that you imagine your audience to be simple and ordinary people. You will see that once you are used to making eye contact, looking at faces can actually give you that confidence.