Our presentation training seminar is the most highly participatory and personalized seminar of its kind. Participants have two instructors to help them learn and practice fundamental and advanced presentation skills. There are 10 digitally recorded personal presentations and each of the 10 presentations is followed by personalized one-on-one feedback from a senior instructor to guarantee progress and eliminate any distracting behaviors.
Present technical information clearly, concisely, and persuasively.
Enhance voice projection, articulation, pace and fluency, body language, eye contact, and gestures.
Determine audience attitudes and needs.
Overcome nervousness, anxiety, and any distracting mannerisms.
Use both common and high-tech media effectively.
Implement persuasive communication techniques.
Project control and confidence.
Plan and develop complete, formalized product presentations around the market forces that affect business.
Structure presentations to gain maximum effect.
Use audience involvement techniques to identify and handle questions.
Set up an on going action plan to improve future presentations.
A number of jobs that you must solve make you often prepare a presentation in a hurry. Although you have prepared the presentation as well as possible, you could forget one thing unconsciously.
The followings are several tips that can make your presentation more fascinating:
1. Short and clear
Too long and rambling presentation will make the listener bored. Thus, present it for approximately 25 minutes and avoid the words that could not be effective. It would be easier if you explain your presentation using mind mapping. This way is proven to be an effective way to make listeners remember and 'record' the presented ideas more easily.
2. Fluent presentation
Sooner or later you talk determines how much attention you can get from the audience. You should be like a puppeteer who tells stories loudly or softly. You need to practice, ask for a friend to listen to your presentation and ask for his/ her input.
3. Add photos and images
To make your presentation more interesting, you could insert animated images or photographs to be understood more easily, and then explain with words that are easily understood. If using slides, try to make a running story between one slide and another slide. Remember that presentation is the communication of ideas. If you communicate your ideas fluently, the audience will understand your presented message easily.
4. Eye Contact
You should have eye contact with participants when you are giving a presentation. While speaking, have eye contact with them occasionally. This will make you find out if the participants really listen to your presentation or not. If there are participants who speak by themselves or perform other activities, just ignore them. If you notice them, your concentration could be lost.
5. Insert humor
Insert humor into your presentation, so you can create a fascinating atmosphere. However, try to choose humor that is relevant to the topic of presentation and do not be excessive. This will make the presentation lose its meaning. You should remember that you will deliver a presentation, not will make somebody laugh.
6. Create a summary
After the presentation is completed, you should give a little summary of the material you have presented. By that way, participants could recall what they have got from your presentation.
Source: Zane L. Marquez