Giving An Effective Presentation

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There's an art to delivering great presentations. Here are a few tips to help you prepare, design, and deliver a presentation your audience will remember.

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Giving An Effective Presentation

  1. 1. GIVING AN EFFECTIVE PRESENTATION
  2. 2. 8THAT CAN HELP THE AUDIENCE OVER YOU WIN TIPS
  3. 3. There are many pitfalls to be wary of when giving presentations. Here are a few tips to help you avoid those “gotcha glitches.”
  4. 4. KNOW YOUR AUDIENCE Find out who is attending beforehand and what they hope to learn. Create a seating chart as key attendees take their seats, so you make eye contact with them throughout your presentation.
  5. 5. SET GOALS Don’t try to cover too much ground. Focus on two to three goals. Otherwise, you risk confusing the audience or diluting your message.
  6. 6. Scope out the venue Check out the room beforehand to avoid potential technical glitches.
  7. 7. ASK YOURSELF...
  8. 8. Do you need a microphone?
  9. 9. Do you need a microphone? Do you want to use a stage or podium?
  10. 10. Do you need a microphone? Do you want to use a stage or podium? Does your computer work with the projector?
  11. 11. Do you need a microphone? Do you want to use a stage or podium? Can you access the Internet? Does your computer work with the projector?
  12. 12. Be succinct Don’t pack each slide with small font and intricate details. Use pictures and graphics to illustrate your points. Plan on presenting about one slide per minute and keep track of your time. (Or find a timekeeper to keep you on track.)
  13. 13. Give a speech, not a reading Don’t just read what’s on the screen. Use that as a starting point. You’ll lose your audience if you’re not animated and lively.
  14. 14. Rehearse Make a video of yourself or record your voice and go over your material, movements and gestures until you eliminate rough transitions and those irritating “uhs” and “ums”.
  15. 15. keep control Don’t distribute hand-outs or other distracting information until the appropriate time. And ask attendees to hold their questions until the end if you’re running short on time.
  16. 16. have a backup plan Bring any additional supplies you may need, business cards, pens, tablets and extra copies of hand-outs. Copy your presentation onto a flash drive or CD in case your laptop fails. Ask tech support to help you setup.
  17. 17. You can win the day and the deal by showing your audience you did your homework by following these tips. To learn more details about presentation tips, visit Regions.com/businessresources This information is general in nature and is provided for educational purposes only. Regions makes no representations as to the accuracy, completeness, timeliness, suitability, or validity of any information presented. Information provided should not be relied on or interpreted as accounting, financial planning, investment, legal, or tax advice. Regions encourages you to consult a professional for advice applicable to your specific situation. The information, views, opinions, and positions expressed by the author(s) and/or presented in the article are those of the author or individual who made the statement and do not necessarily reflect the policies, views, opinions, and positions of Regions. Regions makes no representations as to the accuracy, completeness, timeliness, suitability, or validity of any information presented.

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