Unorthodox Tips for Fun Presentation Ideas

What’s worse than sitting through a boring presentation? Hosting a boring presentation. Unfortunately, we’ve all sat through some poorly executed presentations. Usually, you can’t remember what was discussed because you were too busy checking emails, playing games on your phone or just zoning out.

Presentations do not have to be boring. They can be fun, entertaining and effective when done right. So here are some fun presentation ideas you can use during your next meeting.

  1. Get Personal

Everything doesn’t have to be business all the time. Start out your presentation with something personal. Tell the audience a little bit about yourself, share pictures of your family and pets or tell a joke. Getting personal with your audience will help everyone feel more comfortable and build rapport.

  1. Use Fun Colors

Did you know that certain colors can help convey meaning, emotions and responses from your audience? Colors are an important tool that is often overlooked. When your designing your slides and handouts, make sure you use the right colors that will help foster the desired emotional reaction within your audience.

  1. Don’t Use Slides

Most people spend a lot of time creating slides for their presentations. Have you ever considered ditching the slides altogether? If you don’t think slides will add any value to your presentation, maybe you should consider eliminating them. You are the main element in your presentation and unnecessary slides will only distract the audience from your listening to you.

  1. Go Big

If you decide to use slides, make sure all of your images, videos and text are large enough so everyone around the room can easily see them. Not sure if your font is large enough? Take three steps away from your monitor and see if anything looks blurry. If it does, increase the size and try again.

  1. Stand Up

Schedule your presentation for 30 minutes or less and have everyone stand. Remove all the chairs from the meeting room and walk around as you present. This will help keep everyone focused on you and what you have to say.

For some, the thought of standing up or sharing personal stories during a presentation may seem odd. That’s the point. A great and easy way to keep your audience interested and engaged, is to surprise them. If done effectively, these unique tips will help you keep the attention of your audience throughout your next presentation.

Save the Planet, One Paper at a Time: Tips to Go Green with Mobile Tablets

With Earth Day and the global “green” initiatives throughout our world, offices everywhere are trying to implement sustainability practices that are practical, affordable and good for our environment. And for many of us, it’s as easy as turning on our iPad® or tablet — and avoiding the “print” button.

In the PGi blog “Easy Ways Employees Can Turn an Office Green,” PGi green expert Lea Green explains that paper is one of the most common — and avoidable — environmentally unfriendly habits in our corporate world.

“There are both ecological and economic benefits to reducing or eliminating a business’s dependency on paper, and technological advancements are making that shift easier. Scanners can convert a paper document to electronic form, making it easier to store and share. Cloud computing allows archival documents to be scanned and uploaded offsite, thus eliminating the need for space-eating file cabinets and the all-too-familiar hazard of lost or misfiled paper documents,” Green wrote.

Technology makes “paperless” possible with apps like Evernote® for digital note taking and sharing, email, instant messaging services, intranet sites and video conferencing iPad apps for digital collaboration, mobile devices and VPN for remote access, and more. With today’s tablet innovations from tech giants like Apple® and Samsung®, remote collaboration is even more effective thanks to inventive, multi-function apps that make virtual meetings, note sharing, digital communications and collaboration possible — and green.

So next time, instead of printing out that PowerPoint presentation or white paper, just share your documents via email, web meeting or file sharing apps using your tablet device anytime, anywhere. It’s just that easy being green!