How to Change Topics while Presenting a PowerPoint
As much as creating a PowerPoint requires skill, so does preparing for its demonstration. When planning to make a presentation that is impactful and will have a recalling effect on the audience’s mind, you should be able to cover all topics without any glitch or hiccups. When changing topics the listeners should not get drifted, so advance with care.
Most people are not able to keep the audience engaged throughout the exhibition for, when they move from one matter to another, they sound very mechanical.
Let’s have a look at a few tips, that will be helpful in the smooth and captivating flow of your presentation:
Inform the audience about the index or headings
When you begin the presentation, introduce yourself, the topic and also the flow of the presentation, so that the audience feel informed, about what will be displayed to them.
It also creates interest for they feel that you have prepared well and whatever will be presented, will be well-structured and organized.
Make a strong conclusion for every topic
Most people believe that a strong introduction works to attract attention, but without an equally striking conclusion, you will make the listeners fall asleep.
Moreover, an appreciative conclusion is the cue for the beginning of an equally interesting topic.
Leave a sting in the tail, that creates suspense
People love suspense and it is only when something is under cloak that they will want to stay attuned to the happenings and conversation. For this functioning portray yourself as a story-teller, who has something to uncover at every new topic.
Put the title clearly on the slide
It should be bold and clear, the audience should not get confused with the content of the slide. Put the new topic clearly. You can mention it, but do that in style not just plain speaking.
Enhance the demonstration by breaking it into sections
Do not use too many slides but do not cluster all the content into few. It should be adequate and justified.
Breakdown each topic into clear sections so that the listeners can identify with what you are saying.
Apart from the above mentioned suggestions, there are a few guidelines that one can keep in mind, while communicating:
- Do not look and/or read from the slide.
- Face the audience but do not converse with one section.
- Gestures are critical so use them with care.
- Emphasize on certain words or phrases, but do not repeat this action all the time.
If you are able to ascertain the importance and applicability of the above suggested points, then you are sure to make an applauding presentation.