Ever since the start of school we as a people are involved in some form of presentation. Whether that is a group presentation or having a meeting for a club. What is your process for creating a presentation? When I think of that I think it begins with an idea, the subject of the topic, the type of audience you are presenting for, and the setup that can bring the best out of the presentation.
Show your Passion and Connect with your Audience. This idea has to be one of the most important aspects of doing a presentation. When I would have to present in school I was not so good at it because I just had poor speaking skills. Though now I can deliver an effective presentation without to much of a hassle. Passionate topics can spur ideas and a drive to do the presentation at hand because if you do something that you love it makes it that much easier.
The key to being likable is simple: Show you like the audience and they’ll reciprocate. Once they like you they’ll give you the benefit of the doubt on trustworthiness. You’ll get a strong start toward likability if before you begin speaking you take a bit of time to look around the audience warmly, enthusiastically and with a big smile. Relating to the audience is your keystone, when you have the audience in the palm of your hand the rest of the presentation becomes easy. So how would you establish that relationship with the audience? Would you have an amazing intro, relate to the audience via stories? Whatever your choice once you establish that connection things will be fine.
Whether you are an expert or an amateur, you can never practice too much. Even the most seasoned speakers rehearse before every presentation. Rehearse in front of a mirror or before other people. Get feedback and adjust your material and technique accordingly. Practicing for your presentation is ideal.This needs to be done so that you can have a fluent and free flowing presentation. Without practice there is a high probability that the presentation will not be as free flowing as you need it to be. Take the time to get critique and the opinions of others that way you can refine all the parts that do not sound right at all.
So with these three aspects you can take your passion, your likability, and the hard earned practice you worked for you can make an amazing presentation. Just remember that you need to have a source of passion for the topic, engage the audience in the presentation because if you have the audience’s attention the rest of the presentation becomes easy, and finally you need to have practice, whether that be with friends or colleagues, which will be the access point to an amazing presentation.