Writing Tips for Presentations
Writing Tips for Presentations
Though many still find public speaking in any form mortifying, the simple action of practicing a presentation can reap huge benefits. Still, many people with this task ahead of them merely write some notes into a PowerPoint presentation and tell themselves they know the material well enough to wing it.
However, the reality of their plan often strikes right before they’re slated to speak and they are left nervous or tongue-tied, all because they didn’t spend time writing out the actual flow of dialogue they would follow. There’s no reason anyone has to find him or herself in that boat; just follow these simple steps and be on your way to becoming a shining star in your office.
Start With a Rundown
Every informational medium can follow the exact same template and be perfectly delivered: Tell the audience what you’re going to say, say what you’re going to stay, then tell them what you just said. At a minimum, the audience should be told what information to expect during the course of a presentation.
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Relate to the Audience
Although this is a circumstantial tip since not every presentation can really hone in on a human factor, slipping audience engagement into one’s speech can leave a huge impact on viewers. Whether this is done through imparting anecdotes about those in the room, linking the material to a personal story or simply allowing participating discussion while addressing the group, the audience will be much more likely to retain the information they have been presented with.
Offer Only Relevant Information
Though the previous tip might make it difficult to stay on message, it is imperative that presenters remain on topic through the entirety of their talk. By moving away from relevant information, the audience no longer has a reason to commit their full attention to the speaker. If this means the presentation will only take two minutes to get a point across, that is fine so long as the full extent of necessary information has been given.
Allow For a Q&A Period
Especially in a workplace scenario, the audience should be allowed a chance to ask questions at the end of the formal presentation. Not only does this remove any lingering questions, but it gives the presenter a chance to show the full range of his or her knowledge on the topic.
Still, putting a winning presentation together can be overly difficult, especially for those facing nerves in the process. If you need assistance in writing and constructing a presentation, contact us for a consultation and we’ll help your next lecture, report or seminar shine. For further tips and tricks, sign up for our popular newsletter or contact us today.
James Faulkner is SodaPop Media’s Content Manager and Creative Director.