Preparing the presentation is not an easy work. You have to know what you want to represent and show to the others. And of course to leave the impression. Presentation is not just a slideshow in PowerPoint. It is a part of your strategy of product placement in public. Depending on the quality, content and your universal appearance and vibe that you send, the audience will get an idea about the product. We wish that the first and most important impression be good? Not.
We want to be great.
Below you can learn a few guidelines and professional tips on how to prepare for the presentation.
1. Write down the titles and chapters
Creating a conceptual picture of what you want to say, write down things that come to mind when you think about the content.
Although it sounds like a pretty simple step, this is actually very important because of the creation of maps for your future presentations, and creation of a framework within which you maintain your presentation.
When you pull out a sketch that include all of the content presentation, evaluate it and ask yourself more questions:
What this phrase means? Is this chapter important? How far I should go in this chapter? What actually I present? How this paragraph affects on the other items, is that connected with them or it stands separately? Can I get it out? Any question you set it does not hurt because it helps you to get a clearer picture of your content.
2. Write out the text by default sections
A good practice is to write down everything you have to say. Regardless of the amount and scope, fully structured content already in the early stage of the presentation and its organization provides security, and you will know what you’re talking about.
If you think that you went too far in one direction, return to the sketch on the first step and consider another structure.
Make the presentation relevant to audience. For example, do not show just math, it will bore people you talk to.
Consider the following issues:
– Who I have to talk to?
– What should I say?
– What do I want my audience to learn?
– What the audience wants to learn from me?
3. Arrange the priorities of your presentation
Make the logical structure that looks like a good story.
– Beginning: the content of the presentation
– Basis: develop key details
– The end: summarize key details
Be brief with an introduction. Get to the point. Although it all depends of the type of presentation, a good introduction should always intrigue the audience. Whether it’s a joke, short anecdote, personal presentation, or perhaps an interesting figure, it all brings the audience into your content. Try to establish the atmosphere in which you can listen to your presentation without having knowledge of the area.
If we take for example, a good stand up comedian talks about ending the faculty and experience that has had in life before he/she starts with jokes. You are in this case stand up presenter and you should do the same.
If you think that you can delete something, do it. Double-check whether the structure fits your vision and whether all the items are developed. You’re almost ready.
4. Arrange a presentation
When you already have the final structure, arrange a presentation. Be sure that you use speaker notes to remind you of the key things. A good idea is to use a stopwatch, it can greatly help you to calculate how much time overall need for items, and if you have limited time for presentation, you can plan and change the content.
Presentation can be held alone and you might be recorded while doing this. Looking at the video, you can see the problems that you need to fix (flow of sentences, pronunciation of some words, the dynamics of presentation, body language)
Complete the presentation with yourself several times, at least three. Pay attention to body language, posture breathing and content. Once again polish all of the content and presentation of the content is ready.
Everyone has it, especially people who have never had contact with a performance in front of a large audience.
Stage fright is good and keeps us aware of the situation so you can use it like your advantage.
If you read a little about the methods of solving this problem, you can bump into a considerable number of useless comments. But one thing is for sure, nervousness disappears when you start talking.
Confidence comes not from bad internet articles, but from faith in yourself and content that you share. From this you will realize how it is easy to make the conclusion that your presentation has absolutely nothing with imagining of spectators in some bad situations that will make you feel better.
If you are sure that you prepared your presentation well, if you believe in your project, exit on the stage should not be a problem, but definitely try to get a good amount of laughter before you leave, because the hormone of happiness is the best to kill stress and leave good impression of you from the first moment.
You’re ready. Maybe you do not feel that way, but you are. You already know the presentation and you are sure in it so much that you think about small interventions that you can do. Do not. No need.
Stage fright is present, exactly where it should be. If you accept it as a part of a new experience, it will no longer exist as an obstacle but as a tool.
If you think you need to go to the bathroom, look in the mirror and tell yourself something. Something positive and something you enjoy in. Also something that calm or inspire you.
Be prepared to answer the questions from the audience. Do not expose all the details especially those in which you are not absolutely sure.
Leave the impression that the audience will take with themselves.
Go up there and break off it!
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