Delivering presentation is sometimes frightening for some people because they must speak in front of people they don’t know yet. In time you must deliver a presentation, you must be ready to receive many questions from your audiences. You are sometimes afraid of delivering an ineffective presentation.
A presentation is not frightening at all actually. A presentation is a media for you to perform your ability. It can be your way to improve. By delivering a presentation, there will be many people understand your ideas, but with one condition: you must deliver an effective presentation.
The key to an effective presentation is a proper preparation. There are many things you have to prepare. But, many people focus only to prepare the material, like making slide show or video to make a more interesting presentation.
Preparing the material for your presentation is important, but that is not the only thing you have to prepare in order to deliver an effective presentation. What are they? Here are some tips for you to be able to deliver an effective presentation.
1. Know Your Audiences
This is actually the most important thing: knowing your audience. If you know them, you will understand them. By that way, you will position yourself as theirs. So, you can prepare the material that fits to their needs.
Knowing your audience doesn’t mean that you must know them in person one by one. But, you can know them from their position. For instance, you must deliver a presentation in front of managers. You must look up, about what field they handle, how many staffs they have, or their educational background.
By knowing the information, especially detail information about the audience, you can prepare the proper material for your presentation. The presentation material for financial managers is different to human sources managers, although the theme is the same, about the proper way to communicate to staff.
People with different background need different approach to receive information.
When the audiences are in the same level, you have to look for information that can unify them. When they gather to hear your presentation, there must be something that unifies them.
2. Make a Structuralized Material for your Presentation
After knowing your audiences, the next step is to prepare clear and structuralized material, and the most important thing is that your material should be understandable.
For example, you want to open a presentation with a story, you should make sure that you also attach some stories in the middle and the end of your presentation. By doing so, your every session of presentation is interconnected to each other.
By making a structuralized and interconnected material, you will be able to direct the audience to your purpose of delivering your presentation easily.
3. Prepare a Visual Material for Your Presentation
A presentation without some helping tool will be a boring presentation. So, make sure you prepare some visual material, such as slide show or even videos to make your presentation more interesting.
For slide show, make sure your slide is not too full of sentences. Summarize important points of your presentation to be shown in your slide show. Don’t forget also to give contrast and proper illustration. If you want to give your audiences some data, it will be better to deliver it in an interesting diagram or table.
The most important thing is to make sure you make understandable slide show. Use the fit font size and make sure the balance between your writings and pictures.
4. Use Understandable Spoken Language
When you deliver a presentation, use good and understandable language to the audiences. For you are assumed using bahasa, use daily bahasa. You must notice the grammar, but sometimes using slank or jargon is okay as long as it fits to the aim of your presentation.
You are required to keep mastering your presentation ability although you have delivered so many presentations.
Practicing in front of a mirror about the best way of the way you talk, your body position and body language. Besides, you can practice in front of your close friends or family. Evaluate whether they understand your presentation or not. You can ask their opinion about your way of elaborating your presentation. If there is any imperfection, take time to practice more.
Those are some tips to prepare a presentation in order to make effective presentation. If you think that you have some imperfection in doing so, you can attend seminar and workshop from those who are experts in presenting world.
Presentation is sometimes frightening but it can be overcome. There’s the technique and you can comprehend and practice it.