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Top Tips on Delivering a Great PPT Presentation
The speaking voice and tone of the Presenter might be most important for the actual delivery of a PowerPoint presentation. But a carefully created PowerPoint Presentation might be a great aid in successful delivery of the presentation.
Content Structure of the PowerPoint Presentation
If you need help in structuring your presentation so that the content flows well and the visual design is well done, then avail yourself of 24point0’s presentation design services. Professional designers and editors will help you create presentations that can help you deliver content in the best way possible.
Use Visual Cues and Prompts in PowerPoint Presentations
Visual cues and prompts help to keep the audience involved in the PowerPoint presentation and pique their interest. This can be done through the use of powerful photographs or any other visual analogy. Even a simple, big and bold question mark or an exclamation point on a blank slide will hook the audience’s attention and make them want more.
If you need an evocative illustration that can serve as an analogy for business or financial concepts, then buy and download one of 24poin0’s easily customizable illustrations. Read more about using illustrations as analogies for business concepts.
Use PowerPoint’s Notes Section for Talking Points
Present minimal text on a PowerPoint slide. And if you need important talking points as memory joggers during the Presentation, use the Notes section at the bottom of each slide. When the presentation is projected, only the presenter will be able to see the notes on his or her computer.
Mix in a Some Humor in PowerPoint Presentations
In order to keep the audience’s attention and hold on to it, inject some appropriate humor into the PPT, especially if you are presenting on a complex or technical subject. You can do this by either using witty photographs that help underline the concept you are presenting or even illustrations.
Cartoons and comics have long been popular with PowerPoint presenters for the brevity of their wit and their ability to connect with audiences. So if you need to convey a difficult to understand operational decision and its impact on an organization, use a comic panel such as this one designed by 24point0.
Show, not Tell, in PowerPoint Presentations
When presenting content to an audience, it’s best not to give a long, verbose laundry list of data points. This is a boring and pretty conventional method of presentation and will not pull in and involve the audience. Instead, use animation and transitions to gradually reveal data points or information. Like all great suspense movies, it’s the build-up to the big reveal that keeps the audience’s eyes glued to the screen. It’s important to remember that a presenter should use only one animation effect per slide. For instance, if you’re using animation on a bulleted list, use the fade in or fade out effect on each point on the list and not a medley of effects.
PowerPoint presentations can only be considered a full fledged success if the design and the actual presentation are well done and thoughtfully planned. It is essential, therefore, for a presenter to put in equal effort into the visual design and content of the PPT as well as the verbal presentation.
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