Presentation is something that you present to your team members to give an insight of the things that you are doing a case study on. This helps to convey message to folks in easy to understand manner, but there is a difference when you present it to your team and when you present it to your audience.
When you present a presentation to your team members you specifically emphasis on the roles that each member of your team will have to play in order to get the project done on time, but the key challenge comes when you have to put forth the same thing to large audience. Audience need not be of same field, they can be new learners or few of them are having basic understanding of some technical terms. Your main challenge is to present it at a level so that all can understand it at same pace. Here I will put forth few key points that you should learn while delivering your presentation:-
Point 1:- Provide Image about the insight not the Text
Most of the people think the presentation should consist of text and information about the topic. Few prefer text because they have to deliver it to large audience, fear of forgiving point and delivering presentation tops this category. Audience on other hand try to take note of your things that you have explored day and night to fit entire information into presentation. Few may go off to sleep seeing the number of slides you have put forth.
In Single Line to narrate about Point 1 – Show but don’t tell – that is convey your information by using images, bars, numbers and avoid using maximum Text.
Point 2:- Avoid Bullets Instead Break Up Information
Most important avoid using bullets in your presentation this restricts the pattern of information to single slide since all points are jot down in single slide, it’s the best time for your audience to go off to sleep. Instead use classy images and single Tag line to keep information short with a hint line to next slide. This helps to increase curiosity of audience who are listening to you.
Point 3:- Draw a pattern of your Project
Convey information by using a flow chart how initial steps were taken to increase activity for project, how the journey began and started getting appraisal for the task, Testing phase where in new ideas were incorporated and finally the Returning phase where you started getting quality result for the work, these not only helps to keep up the interest but also takes your audience on tour through different phases of project.
Point 4:- Target Your Content to your Audience
This forms the core of entire presentation you should be able to deliver information related to your topic in conscious manner, because there may be part of audience who are new to your topic and few who know basic or lot about the topic being delivered. Try delivering 20% of all stuff to your audience so that they can relate it to information they know.
Stay tuned for the 2nd part of “How to deliver an effective presentation?”