The effectiveness of a presentation is determined by the ability of the presenter to be presented to the audience. Of course, every presenter has his or her own style, which can influence the way he or she presents the presentation.
How to deliver a presentation that is inconsistent with the theme of the presentation can affect the effectiveness of the presentation.
There are 10 tips to make your presentation become more effective:
1. Show your passion
Show your passion to your audience. Show them that you are passionate and enthusiastic in bringing the presentation theme.
You should make an interesting presentation material. But, if you hesitate when delivering it, then it can make you seem incompetent.
Or, you make good material, but you look reluctant when delivering it. Then the audience will also be reluctant to listen to you.
Passion can be shown with confidence. When you feel confident delivering a presentation, then it will be very influential to the audience.
Confidence will make you more excited. The audience will also be eager to listen to you.
2. Start With A Stunning Presentation Opening
During the presentation, the first impression will be shown when you open the presentation.
The first two to three minutes of presentation will be decisive, whether the audience will be enthusiastic to listen to it or not.
If the audience listens with enthusiasm, plus doing the expected action, then the presentation is effective.
If presenter could not deliver an interesting presentation presentation, then the presentation could not be effective.
3. Say It With Brief and Simple
Just tell the most important points of the presentation theme. Focus on the opening and closing of presentations, because that is the part most will be remembered by the audience.
When delivering a presentation, you should not only stand still onstage or pulpit. You can walking on stage, even occasionally close to the audience.
With this way, you do not create a boundary between you as a presenter with the audience. The audience will feel closer to you. If the audience feels close to the presenter, then they will be more trusting.
5. Using Technology
You can use technology to help your presentation become more effective.
For example, you can use a handle remote. So, you can freely move around, while still able to point out the important points that are in your presentation slides.
Or, you can include animated pieces or videos related to the theme of your presentation into the presentation slides. So, the audience will be more interested and not bored with your presentation.
6. Master Your Tools
During presentation, you use tools such as projector, laptop, or handled remote. Although you may be assisted by an assistant to operate the equipment, but you must also master it.
It’s very important. You would not panic or nervous when suddenly there is a problem with the equipment. When there are technical errors, you can stay calm because you know what to do.
When you’re calm, you’ll be more confident.
7. Make Eye Contact
Eye contact is very important to establish a more intense relationship with the audience. When the presentation is done in front of a small number of audiences, this eye contact process will be easier to do.
But, don’t worry if you have to deliver a presentation in front of dozens, even hundreds of audiences. Eye contact can still be done. All you have to do is direct your gaze to the audience that is supposed to represent the corners where they sit.
And, don’t forget to smile when you make eye contact with your audience.
8. Know Your Audience
This is very important. You will be able to make the right presentation material if you know who your audience will be. You will also know how to fit it in.
Knowing the audience can be done by looking at their background, such as their age, gender, level of education, or work. For example, your presentation materials and style of presentation to the students will certainly be different from the presentation to the managers.
9. Beware for Your Appearance
Your appearance as a presenter is a manifestation of your appreciation to the audience. If you look neat, then your audience will feel appreciated by you. By appreciating your audience, you are self-respecting.
In addition, your appearance in accordance with the presentation you bring will also increase the confidence as a presenter.
10. Be Professional
This professional attitude you can show by coming before the time set. So you can prepare before you perform. Presentation can be started on time.
In addition, professional attitudes can also be demonstrated when an audience asks a question. Answer the question well and correctly.
If you need more time to give a satisfactory answer, then tell the audience that asks you that you can not answer the question now. Say that you will answer the question via email and do not wait too long to send the answer.