A good presentation results in an appraisal from the audience. An impactful presentation will help you to gather more claps.
Think about the people who are facing you for the first time. They know nothing about you. The impression you will make through your presentation is the first impression of you for them and you want it to be impressive.
The major mistakes we make while delivering a presentation is what makes our presentation unimpactful.
These mistakes are:
Not being prepared
If you have not prepared well then you will not be able to deliver it efficiently. You might get confused about where to start or where to end. Or you might feel nervous.
You should always prepare at least twice if you are a beginner. It will help to save from unwanted insult.
Avoiding eye contact
Eye contact shows how confident a person is while delivering his or her words. If you have poor eye contact it will make the audience feel that you are nervous.
Being an audio machine
If you just read out what is written in your presentation definitely you are not going to leave am impact. Anyone can read the written data in your presentation you have to represent the data with extra information.
Now after avoiding these mistakes you still need to know how to give an impactful presentation.
So here are a few tips that will make your presentation more effective.
Start with a bold statement
First of all your opening statement should not be something directly related to your presentation. You have to greet everyone and introduce yourself first. Then you have to give a brief overview of what you will deliver through your presentation.
Play a Short Video
Visuals make your presentation more effective. Try to add a short video at the starting of your presentation which will give an overview of your product, service, company or project.
Ask questions to your audience to make sure that they are feeling engaged with what you are saying. You can ask something which is related to their life like:
“What is your ultimate goal?”
“What is your daily routine?”
“What makes you feel motivated?”
Tell a joke
Sometimes presentation is boring, so engage your audience by delivering a joke and make them laugh.
This trick will also wake up your sleeping audience.
Deliver something unexpected
Add some facts or some unique content in your presentation to make it more powerful. It can be a puzzle or some funny question.
Tell a story
A story will make your presentation more interesting. It can be a real story or a fake one but make sure your story is related to your presentation.
Engage the Audience
Engage the audience by asking the question or replying to them. Ask some questions related to their life or you can create a poll for any question.
Ask them for suggestion or something they don’t like in your presentation.
End with a powerful note
End your presentation with a powerful note so you will get more applauds. It can be a quotation of someone or anything impactful. We hope that these tips are helpful to you.