If I asked you to remember what was the last good presentation you’ve seen would you remember easily?
If you do, I can bet it was a Ted Talk, am I right?
There’s a good reason why most Ted Talks are really good presentations. Each presenter has 3 months to train their presentations before going to the stage to deliver their message. That’s one of the reasons why most of the presenters are very good at exposing their thoughts and captivating the audience's attention.
To do good presentations you need to practice. There’s no other way to appear secure in front of an audience and have your most important lines ready to be spoken.
And that brings me to the topic of this post and the main reason most presentations you can barely remember. There’s a big chance some of them have one of those 3 things.
So here are some things…
you SHOULD NEVER DO:
- Read to the audience
That its the perfect way to make the audience lose their interest in you instantaneously. It shows to them you are not secure of the message you want to tell the audience, therefore, it's not worth their attention. Practice, practice and practice your lines before and make sure they come up naturally.
- Slides with too much text
There’s a huge change most of your audience knows how to read, right? When you have slides with too much text, people will start reading it and will stop paying attention to you. Since most people nowadays have extremely short attention spam they are most likely to lose the tread of your presentation that moment then, good luck trying to bring their attention back to you again!
- Speaking with no expression
Ok, this one is gonna sound harsh, especially on people that are naturally shy. If you don’t know how to express yourself don’t put yourself in a situation you will have to. Don’t do a presentation! Let somebody else do it OR learn how to express yourself better. If you don’t have enough stage presence, nobody will pay attention to you, its a fact!
If you are doing one of those things I just mentioned don’t freak out, they can be fixed. But I only know one way of fixing it and it is throughout pure practice. If you start rehearsing your presentation you will feel more secure, will start remembering the things you want to say and, most of all, you will sound more natural. So, what are you waiting for?
Those were just some quick tips on how not to screw up your next presentation. 😎
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