Five tips on how to deliver a knockout presentation
Being able to give a brilliant presentation is a vital
skill that entrepreneurs must stock in their armoury. A knockout
presentation is one of the best ways to inspire staff, excite you
board and wow investors. So here are our top five tips to make sure
your presentation ends with huge applause and a spike in sales
rather than a bored audience with a notepad full of
Doodleslide is a tool that gives you over 400
high-resolution hand-drawn images in 28 categories. It means you
never have to resort to the tired and overused images from clipart
again. They also have templates that you can use for each slide.
The hand-drawn images help to add quirkiness to your presentation,
which is sure to make it stand out.
Take the audience on a journey
Prezzi gives its
users the option to zoom out and into different aspects of their
presentation. Simple, yet brilliant. This breaks the monotony
of a standard square slide. You can even turn the page as you go.
If used correctly, it gives the impression you're taking the
audience on a journey.
Give people a break
It's well known that the average adult's attention span lasts
for 20 minutes. If you do need to break the 20-minute rule, then
try to give your audience some time to relax. Steve Jobs was great
at this. During one presentation at Apple, Jobs pulled up a blank
side. Not as a mistake, but to simply give those watching a chance
to relax before regaining their focus.
Keynote remote allows you to control your slides on your Mac,
iPad, iPhone or iPod touch from another iPhone or iPod. This is
great as you can flit between slides without having to go near the
device on which holds your presentation. Just another way of making
yourself look slick and professional.
Forget the slides
If you want to be really engaging, do you need slides? Winston
Churchill inspired a nation to success through his speeches using
only his voice. PowerPoint presentations can work against you and
can distract listeners. They may focus on the slides and not your
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