Even if you are not extrovert, you can still stand out full of confidence and deliver your presentationYou can have the highest IQ but still you don’t possess the confidence to speak in front of an audienceBe relaxed and comfortable with the material presented.
Nov 15, 2009
The presentation skills
WHAT IS POWERPOINT ?
Powerpoint is a tool to use in oral
presentations that is often used as a
presentation in itself.
Throw your brain on paper. It
will be messy; that’s ok, you’ll
work on that later.
Take your time but know that
you will end up cutting out a
Your structure needs to be
Next, work on structuring the few essential key points.
One slide = one point
This is your golden rule.
Slides are free, you can add
more but not too many
should be short.
Speeches are About Stories
If your presentation is going to be a longer one, explain
your points through short stories. Great speakers know
how to use a story to create an emotional connection
between ideas for the audience.
92.55 % are
Using too many numbers very small companies
is boring. Instead, think
about what the numbers
mean and which ones are
most important to your numbers!
India accounts for
1.7% of foreign jobs
What do they mean?
Over 200 groups involved
14 Métro Stations,
3.8 million trips daily
Now that you’ve set a solid structure
by finding your key points
making them clear,
MAKE it look nice.
Avoid too much text, especially for oral
Espacially when they contain long phrases
Because they force you to read as I am talking The
result is that you learn and retain less information
because your brain has to work harder
Plus, the more information you put on a slide, the
smaller the font gets and the harder it gets to read
for everybody, especially the people sitting at the
And anyways, you read a lot faster than I can talk so
if all of my slides look like this, I’m basically making
This is especially true for written
LESS IS MORE.
People read faster than you talk.
If you write your script up on
your slide, you really don’t need
to be there.
Comic Sans MS
Times New Roman
Match your fonts
Bookman Old Style
Steve Jobs uses pictures
And sometimes, there are no words…
SOME ADDITIONAL FACTORS
• Slow Down – Slow your speech down and add
pauses for emphasis.
• Eye Contact – Match eye contact with everyone
in the room.
• Don’t Plan Gestures - Planned gestures look
false because they don’t match your other
involuntary body cues.