Presentation Tips For Corporate Honchos
In his latest interview with a business Magazine, a top level marketer raised many eyebrows with his remark that business is all about selling. And, it could be anything- a product or even an idea. But, that is true indeed because after all, selling services to generate sales is what every business owner aims at.
However, when the interview was nearing its end, he gave a thoughtful message to all the corporate honchos, especially the budding talent. While specifically laying stress on importance of presentations in business World, he told how difficult it is to get the corporate credential presentation right in one go. I definitely second his thought!
Since a number of pros will be presenting on the same subject by using almost similar statistics so, one has to find a way out to lend a unique touch by incorporating an entirely different strategy. And, this can be a really daunting task for two reasons; one is that you are presenting to earn confidence of your audience and secondly, because it will be a deciding factor in determining your competence.
Perhaps that’s the reason why majority of entrepreneurs get queasy with the mere thought of delivering PowerPoint Presentation. To put their queries and worries at rest, we are including here a list of valuable presentation tips for corporate honchos.
Designing Slides? Be Thoughtful!
When designing slides, it is suggested not to go overboard by using fancy fonts or capital letters that appear as if you are shouting out to your audience. Rather, just keep it simple by paying attention to:
limiting punctuations and number of bullet points (max 3) on a particular slide, using templates for consistency, using charts for clarity of thought and comparisons, minimalism, avoiding excessive slide transitions & irrelevant animation and other similar techniques.
What Can Be Done With The Presentation Approach?
Now that you know what exactly has to be the slide layout, the next thing to be considerate about is your approach. Speaking out unnecessarily and making irrelevant stories are ingredients of deliberately ruining your presentation.
So, be sensible and set out your objective clearly. Moving further, you may not realize this, but one-size-fits-all kind of approach doesn’t work. Rather, know the mindset of your audience so as to present accordingly. And, remember that the purpose of your presentation is to express your opinion before a gathering and not the other way round, where you keep slamming your arguments.
On the whole, just stay focused and make a successful attempt to earn the interest of your audience with a credible presentation.