How good is your presentation?

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We all know the impact of a good presentation, however we end up ignoring the reason behind the presentation - “TO SELL”; and instead just dump content in each slide in a haphazard manner, completely confusing the audience.

We need to make it presentable, organized and (not to be missed) interesting for the audience to understand

Presentations are not boring, it is up to us how we make them!

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How good is your presentation?

  1. 1. HOW TO How good is your presentation Image courtesy: www.cvnav.com Requisites of a good presentation
  2. 2. Why do we need guidelines? We all know the impact of a good presentation, however we end up ignoring the reason behind the presentation - “TO SELL”; and instead just dump content in each slide in a haphazard manner, completely confusing the audience
  3. 3. We need to make it presentable, organized and (not to be missed) interesting for the audience to understand
  4. 4. Presentations are not boring, it is up to us how we make them!
  5. 5. Each slide sells your point of view. Make it count!
  6. 6. So, before you start: PAUSE < THINK < WRITE < CREATE Image courtesy: productiveinsights.com
  7. 7. Image courtesy: www.flickr.com
  8. 8. Basic rules Divide the presentation into 3 parts: 1. Introduction 2. Content 3. The end
  9. 9. Introduction Get off to a good start, engage the receiver, keep them engrossed! Image courtesy: ihealthy8.blogspot.com
  10. 10. What defines ‘Introduction’? It is very essential to kick start the presentation correctly. Following are the points to keep in mind: 1. It should cover the objective of making the presentation 2. Set expectations right from the beginning 3. Should not have the summary of what will be discussed later. Do not give away the suspense!
  11. 11. Content Image courtesy: www.forbes.com
  12. 12. What defines ‘Content’? Content is the key to a good presentation. It can make or break proposals. Things to keep in mind: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Know your topic Use correct Information Be precise Be creative Highlight key points It should be engaging
  13. 13. Know your topic Make sure that you know your subject well so that when you are giving the presentation you have full command over the content Image courtesy: grasshopper.com
  14. 14. Correct information Do not make your presentation on the basis of assumptions. It is the biggest disaster ever! Get your facts right! Image courtesy: www.careerealism.com
  15. 15. Be precise You get only few minutes to make an impression, make it long lasting! No point beating around the bush…come to the point Image courtesy: www.123rf.com
  16. 16. Be creative Facts, data, long copy are boring. Get some life into your presentation. It doesn’t matter how much information your presentation has, what matters is how you present your content Image courtesy: www.theschooloflife.com
  17. 17. Highlight key points If you have a point to make, then highlight it! These are the points the audience will notice and will remember at the end Image courtesy: mashable.com
  18. 18. It should be engaging Your content should be interesting enough to keep the audience busy every minute. Image courtesy: secondstreetlab.com
  19. 19. Make each presentation BIG!
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  21. 21. How to make ‘Content’ interesting? A good presentation is one that has complete information and has a take-away for the audience It should be gripping! Points in the next few slides can help!
  22. 22. Narrate a story Treat your presentation as a thriller movie. Lots of suspense, lots of drama and a happy ending in the end! Image courtesy: www.musicthinktank.com
  23. 23. Humor It is very important to know your audience well before venturing into this as humor may go wrong any time. However, subtle humour can lighten up the entire presentation Image courtesy: www.nichecartoons.com
  24. 24. Pictures/ quotes Use lots of images and quotes relevant to the presentation to kill monotony Image courtesy: www.pennybeale.com
  25. 25. The end is the most important part as new conversations begin from there!
  26. 26. The end Give complete synopsis of the presentation Reiterate all the major points Leave a call to action, something that the audience can ponder upon!
  27. 27. So, this is it?
  28. 28. Check again…
  29. 29. Template Are you using your company’s template? Image courtesy: www.stocklayouts.com
  30. 30. Font size and style Are all the fonts (style and size) same across ? Image courtesy: www.ruthlesseditor.com
  31. 31. Alignment Make sure that the alignment is correct. Your audience is smart enough to notice any difference Image courtesy: www.photocase.com
  32. 32. Limited text per slide Don’t dump all information in one slide. Organize it! Image courtesy: www.internetnews.com
  33. 33. Brief statements Use short and concise statements for easy interpretation. Break it up in points, if need be Image courtesy: www.uic.edu
  34. 34. Readability of text Use large fonts but not too big! i can’t read This is so much better Out of the box I need to strain my eyes to read
  35. 35. Company logo Check if the Company’s logo is on the first and last slides. That’s your identity! Image courtesy: www.flowingfaith.com
  36. 36. Spellings and grammar Better late than error! Check twice for any mistake Image courtesy: blogs.msdn.com
  37. 37. Contrasting colors Colors should not be either dull or too jarring, use dark background and light text or vice-versa Image courtesy: www.gomediazine.com
  38. 38. Keep it clean! Your presentation is not your scribble book! Keep it clean! Image courtesy: www.minimalwall.com
  39. 39. GREAT, YOU ARE READY TO MAKE A MARK NOW! IT’S TIME TO CREATE! Image courtesy: www.mindmapinspiration.com
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  41. 41. THANK YOU CONNECT WITH US

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