Date of publication: 2017-09-06 09:55
The spoken word is actually a pretty inefficient means of communication, because it uses only one of your audience&rsquo s five senses. That&rsquo s why presenters tend to use visual aids, too. But you can help to make the spoken word better by using your voice effectively.
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Some experts recommend a 85-second &lsquo elevator summary&rsquo , others that you can write it on the back of a business card, or say it in no more than 65 words.
A Changing Dynamic – A story needs something to change along the way. So ask yourself &ldquo What is not as it should be?&rdquo and answer with what you are going to do about it (or what you did about it).
Stories help us to pay attention, and also to remember things. If you can use stories in your presentation, your audience is more likely to engage and to remember your points afterwards. It is a good idea to start with a story, but there is a wider point too: you need your presentation to act like a story.
This last is particularly important as it stops you trying to put too much information on any one slide. This whole approach avoids the dreaded &lsquo Death by PowerPoint&rsquo .
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Focusing On Characters – People have stories things, data, and objects do not. So ask yourself &ldquo who&rdquo is directly involved in your topic that you can use as the focal point of your story.
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If you smile and make eye contact, you are building rapport , which helps the audience to connect with you and your subject. It also helps you to feel less nervous, because you are talking to individuals, not to a great mass of unknown people.
If you can bring yourself to relax, you will almost certainly present better. If you can actually start to enjoy yourself, your audience will respond to that, and engage better. Your presentations will improve exponentially, and so will your confidence. It&rsquo s well worth a try.
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