Presentations are a great way to share information with a group of people. A successful presentation has the potential to leave you inspired and wanting more. A boring presentation makes it almost impossible to pay attention, making it a waste of everyone’s time.
No matter what topic you are speaking about, it’s important to keep your meeting guests engaged so they can follow you throughout your presentation. These four tips are just a few of the various suggestions we’ve put together to help you prepare for your next presentation.
1. Tell a story
When creating your presentation, you should set it up to tell a story. Not only does this help when it comes to organizing your slides, but it also allows audience members to follow along throughout your presentation.
2. Choose a theme
You should strive to make your slides as eye-catching as possible. Put some thought into choosing a theme that will stand out. Choosing the right background, font and layouts are sure to inspire and create long lasting memories for all of your meeting guests.
3. Use new apps
There are so many innovative apps that are available for little to no cost. Some of the most popular apps make it possible to create unique visuals, animate your presentations and collaborate with others.
Collaboration tools like iMeet and GlobalMeet have mobile apps that allow guests to attend meetings and view presentations no matter their location. Virtual attendees get all the same benefits as if they were sitting in the room with the presenter.
4. Don’t overload slides
Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should. Having too much information or animation on one slide will overwhelm your meeting guests. Try and stick to one main point made up of 15 words or fewer. This will help keep guests from trying to read an entire slide and keep the focus on you, the presenter.
If you’re getting ready for an upcoming presentation, be sure to download our free eBook: The Little Black Book of Presentation Ideas so you can have instant access to countless tips that will make your presentation a success.