Articles on ‘Presentation Planning’
If your presentation has a clear, succinct message:-
- you’ll be able to remember it better,
- you’ll also be less nervous when you come to present it,
- and your audience will be able to understand it better.
The best way to create a clear, succinct and well designed presentation is to take a structured approach to planning and writing it. And this is one of the key steps to achieving excellent presentation skills. Read more »
According to Mark Twain it usually takes more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech. Most of us however, when called on at short notice to give a brief presentation in a meeting (for example) probably dont even have the luxury of 5 minutes preparation time – let alone 3 weeks!
So how can you still deliver a reasonably successful presentation if you’ve got just about ZERO preparation time?
Lots of people just shy away from the issue and never get to the stage where they have the skills to give a presentation confidently. At most they are happy to “just survive” the experience of a team presentation and never really get to realise their true potential at work.
If you have a few colleagues like this then you also have the opportunity to overtake them in the career ladder, if you can sort out your own presentation skills. Read more »
How many presentations have you seen in the past that were out of touch with the audience, a bit rambling or just plain boring? Have you ever wondered what message the presenter is actually trying to convey when sitting through yet another powerpoint presentation?
So how do you avoid this happening to you – if you have to give a presentation for your next job interview?
Delivered effectively, an interview presentation can certainly enhance your chances of success. However, for many it can be the opposite. When nerves kick in, or lack of preparation or focus become evident.
So when you want to present successfully at an interview it’s vital to prepare a clear message that is:-
- Easy to memorise;
- Can be delivered confidently; and will be
- Understood by your interviewer
And the best way to achieve that is to take a structured approach to planning and writing it.
(And thanks to Skillstudio – the presentation skills training experts – for the brilliant infographic at the bottom of this post.) Read more »