Presentation, even to fellow colleague can be nerve wrecking. Therefore, in addition to all the practice and rehearsal of the presentation, which we must do, here are some tips on how to make the presentation much more memorable. It’s all about the content.
While they’re not the star of a presentation – you are – slides are there to give you visual aid and help your audience retain key points of your story.
With that in mind, here are some of our tips to make them truly useful:
- Less text. Keep it to a maximum of 2-3 lines per paragraph. Use a generous amount of white space.
- Pick the right font and colors. Make sure your content is easy to read, even from a distance and pick colors that are a match to your message and audience.
- More visuals. Visual elements boost knowledge retention and are powerful ways to inform your audience. Try to use high-res images only.
- One key idea per slide. Don’t clutter slides with several different takeaways. Make each slide simple and captivating.
- Tell a story. The order in which you present things is important: if you can arrange your message in a dramatic arc, even better!
- Make it personal. Make it your story, your presentation and inject little comments and remarks that allows you truly engage with your audience.
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