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Staring at the glow of your blank computer screen with no idea on how to open or start your presentation? We’ve all struggled with the best ways to open a presentation. But don’t worry, Visualbee is here to guide you through this problem. Here are 5 powerful ways to open a presentation:

Silence is Gold:

Most people won’t be able to pull this off very easily but during your next presentation, try to opt for silence. Speak a few words and then be quiet. Say a few more words then be quiet again. It is a very quick and easy way to own the room. But do remember to hold your composure.

Steer attention towards the Future or Past:

Use two simple statements:

-Prospective (looking to the future): “30 Years from now, your job won’t exist.”

-Retrospective (looking to the past): “In 1970, Japan owned 9% of the market. Today, they own 37%.”

The reality is that looking into the future or past always sparks engagement.

Quote a famous quote:

The easiest way to open a high impact presentation is simply to quote someone. Think about that last presenter you heard when they opened their presentation with a quote from Albert Einstein or Napoleon. A quote equals instant credibility.

Share Something Extraordinary:

Share an extraordinary story with the audience to generate interest. Engage your audience with a unique and interesting story.

Tell a Story

Here’s the amazing thing about presentations: If your presentation is based only on facts and statistics then your audience is going to react in one of two ways: 1) agree or 2) disagree. However, if you tell a story, your audience will interact with you. 

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Top 5 Tips To Plan Your Presentation

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#1 Pick Your Topic:

Selecting a topic is the most crucial step of presentation planning process. The list of topics you can choose from is never-ending. Remember that the topics should be age-appropriate and in good taste.  Choose a topic that fits your knowledge and skill level. If it’s your first time giving a presentation, it is best to pick a topic with which you are familiar. If you are an experienced presenter, then try challenging yourself. Explore a new kind of topic and try to grow and learn.

#2 Gather Information:

After deciding on a topic, do some research and gather information about your topic. Try to learn as much as possible about your topic. The more you know, the more confident you will be when you are giving the presentation and the easier it will be to answer questions.  You can acquire information from several different sources including books, newspapers, internet, etc. Information you gather should be recent and accurate. The most important thing is to gather complete information and to know the source of your information.

#3 Outline your presentation:

 There are many ways of preparing what you will include in your speech. Some people only use outlines, but write out their introduction and conclusion. You should experiment to determine what works best for you. Whichever method you use, start with forming an outline. List the important points you want to state and arrange them in a logical order. Under each main heading, list the details you need to cover.

#4 Play with Visual Aids:

 Visuals can be of various kinds: actual objects, posters, videos, charts, slides, etc. If you are presenting a demonstration, you must have at least one visual aid. Visual aids are used to enhance your presentation. They can add spark to your presentation and help keep the audience’s interest alive. They can help the audience learn faster, understand better, and remember longer. Make sure your visual aid has a purpose and that it is easy to use or show. Visual aids should not overpower your presentation. They should simply reinforce what you are saying.

#5 Practice:

 No matter how much time you spend on all the other steps in planning a presentation, nothing takes the place of practicing. The more you practice, the more comfortable and confident you will be while giving your speech. When you practice, you need to talk out loud, not just in your head. Get in the habit of using complete sentences. Practice the whole presentation at once. This will allow you to see if everything goes smoothly together.

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Tools like Visualbee can go a long way in making your presentation look great, but there's only so much that looks can do. While getting the sensibility of your slides and associated imagery is important, you must also learnhow to plan and structure your presentation. Visualbee prescribes the below given points in order to organise your presentation for best results.

Step 1: Begin with your big message:

A big message is the main thing you want your audience to know about you and is the purpose of the presentation.  Commence with the big message to set you apart from other presenters and convince your audience you are there with them to share something important.

Step 2: Organize your content in 3 to 5 main topics:

If your PowerPoint presentation seems reasonable to the audience, they understand it better. So you need to organize your content in a coherent structure so it makes sense and organize into to 3 to 5 main topics for easier remembering and understanding. This way even if you talk really long and the audience forgets the details, they will still remember the main topics.

Step 3: Highlight your main ideas with visual illustrations:

We have mentioned again and again that pictures are always more memorable than words. When you need to use many words to explain one thing, it is better to use a picture to show what it is. If you are allowed to make the picture humorous, it will be even better. Visualbee highlights and supports your content with just the right pictures and designs.

Step 4:  Purge as much text as you can; your slides are a visual aid not a story book:

Good eye contact is the key of a successful PowerPoint presentation and one cannot maintain an eye contact with the audience if they are busy reading from the screen. Use only bullets and key words on your slides.

Step 5: Instead of printing the PowerPoint slides as handouts, create separate documents:

PowerPoint slides and documents have so many differences like backgrounds, fonts, etc. PowerPoint slides look good on screens but not on paper. It is better to create reader-friendly documents because people actually read them.

Step 6: Conclude your presentation by returning to your opening big message:

Once you are finished delivering content, repeat the big message you started with to remind your audience of the true purpose of the presentation. Also when you end where you began, your presentation has a flawless and satisfying quality of a good performance.

Step 7: Practice well before the presentation:

Practise can make your presentation look more professional. It is really difficult to do everything well at the first try. So practice some times and check you make good eye contact and speak conversationally. When you are practised, the presentation will seem more casual and easy going.

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Visualbee's Dont's For a Great Presentation

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6 Secrets of Bad Presentations (and How to Avoid Them)

Being nervous about a presentation is pretty normal.

None of us want to deliver a bad presentation and we have all sat through enough horrible ones to know that it is possible.  Our worst nightmare is looking out into the audience and seeing a sea of glossed over eyes, people checking their cell phones and the rest counting ceiling tiles.

This doesn’t happen by accident, so don’t let this happen to you! While there are no universal formulas to delivering a presentation, aside from the tremendous amount of advice and angles to deliver a spectacular one, avoid the following at all costs.

Self Confidence

This one, more than any other, is attributed to lack of confidence and nervousness, but these statements are credibility killers. Unless you’re using those as a specific lead-in to what you’re going to say, your audience will have already pegged you as a mediocre presenter (at best). To get you through this crucial moment, take a deep breath in and just start your presentation.

Eye Contact

This is a great way to let your audience feel disconnected from you. Look at the back wall, the ceiling, your shoes a gaping void in the universe, or just anywhere that isn’t your audience.

Connecting with your audience requires you to at least look at them. Make eye-contact with a person for a few brief moments and then pick somebody else until you’ve made your rounds around the room. For the nervous types who hate making eye-contact, look at their foreheads.

Equipment Checks

Nothing kills the mood more than waiting twenty minutes for a presenter to work through their technical issues.

Get to the presentation room at least an hour before people arrive and make sure any equipment you’ll be using is in good working order. Make sure to plan for the worst and always have a backup plan! Technology has come a long way, but it’s still not 100% reliable when you need it to be.

Know Your Content

Uttering the phrases “I’ll put it together on stage,” “I kind of got it,” and “I get the jist of it” are surefire predictors that you will stumble through your presentation. It will come across sloppy, disorganized and unprofessional.

Make sure that when you deliver your presentation, you know the content so well you can teach it to another person. Because in a way, that’s exactly what you’re doing. Also, be ready for questions afterward.

Do Not Alienate Your Audience

In high school, our communications teacher took us (a class  of 16) to a Microsoft conference, where they were unveiling Active Directory. During the keynote, in a room with over 200 people, the first thing out of the speaker’s mouth was, “I know there are students in here right now and that’s great, but this presentation isn’t for you.”

Very Important

Know your audience! Speak their language, their tone and their energy level – communicate with them, not at them.

Dont Ignore Your Time

Go off on tangents, ignore your time and make sure to speak longer than for what you’ve been scheduled. This is one guaranteed way to disrespect the person/events following you and your audience who is waiting for you to finish. Unless, of course, everybody is on the edge of their seats hanging on to your every word. (*Hint – they will tell you to keep going if that’s the case)

The one way around this is to practice, practice, practice… out loud! It’s always perfect in your head, but reality comes a knocking when you practice out loud. Refine your presentation until it hits all your major points within your time limit. Your audience will love you for it.

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In fact, the guaranteed way to avoid many of these, is to practice at nausea. Practice walking on to the stage, saying your opening line and delivering the entire presentation. Get feedback from anybody who is willing to listen. Doing so will put you in a better class of presenters – one that people will want to sit through.

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Visualbee Compilation of Common Presentation Mistakes

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Presenters are beginning to realise that their presentations don’t have to be boring, and it is inspiring to see that people are moving away from bullet points to more engaging visuals. Audiences are now demanding more, and presenters are rising to meet this.

Thus presenters often design their slides to make sense on their own, expecting to just elaborate on them when in front of an audience. This idea has fuelled a whole range of presentation mishaps, which we’ve outlined below.

Mistake #1: Asking Your Audience to Read a Lot

Thankfully, this sort of slide is rare now. The worst visual aid is the one that’s not designed for a presentation, but as a document. The audience have come to listen to you – not to read. This sort of slide would be more useful when emailed as a document than projected onto a screen.

Enough complaints have been made about this practice now that there really is no excuse. The layout doesn’t matter – a lot of text is ineffective, whatever format it is in. And if you put text up but say something else – your audience will still read. And ignore you.

And aside from anything else – with that much text on screen, will they even be able to see it all properly?

Mistake #2: Bullet points

Do bullet points look exciting? Every presenter should know of the staleness of bullet points by now. There has been enough hype in the media, and enough books published, for the majority of people to understand that bullet points do not work. So why are audiences still subjected to this? Bullet points are not engaging.

The current craze is to remove the bullet points, placing each idea onto its own slide instead. While this is an improvement, it doesn’t matter where the bullets are – even if each point is on a separate slide, they are still bullet points.

Mistake #3: ClipArt

Thankfully, this has seen a dramatic downturn in popularity, but the fact that we managed to find even one example of this is reason enough to provide a reminder. ClipArt is tacky and awful, does not aid audience comprehension in any way, and will just leave them distinctly unimpressed.

Mistake #4: Tacky Stock Imagery

Does this really need an explanation? The picture looks unprofessional, and doesn’t aid the audience’s comprehension in any way. This isn’t the sort of picture you’d expect to see in the boardroom, or at a really good TED talk. In fact, this sort of image could really be considered as photograph ClipArt.

If you want to impress with your presentation, make sure that you use only the best visuals. Using humour is risky at the best of times, and this sort of silliness is unlikely to make a good impression.

Mistake #5: Complicated Diagrams

Aside from the awful colours and the bizarre text bubble in the background, there is far too much going on on this slide. Throw up something like this and your audience will give up before they’ve started. Complicated diagrams are difficult enough to digest when perusing them at one’s own leisure: when put up on a slide with a presenter talking over them, the audience has even less chance of comprehending. There’s just far too much information here to digest – is the presenter really asking the audience to acknowledge all of these data points?

Diagrams should be simple, and should build so that each point can be talked about as it appears on screen. Putting everything up at once just renders the audience unable to digest the information, and can leave them so overwhelmed that they disengage entirely

Mistake #6: Distracting Pictures

This type of slide demonstrates what some presenters refer to as ‘the visual metaphor’. A metaphor or comparison is selected, often a well-known cliché or conceit. This is then pictured in the form of an abstract visual, and an image is found that vaguely portrays this. The image is most often big. And beautiful. So beautiful in fact, that audiences would happily have it on their walls. So beautiful in fact, that they could stare at it for hours, happily drifting off into their own personal daydreams…

See the problem?

Unless your visual aids are strictly relevant to your message – don’t include them. Visuals can be more distracting than you think, and encouraging your audience to think about something else while they’re supposed to be listening to you is never a good idea.

Mistake #7: Explaining the Point

The presenter who uses this method has realised that visuals can be seriously distracting when used incorrectly. So in order to ensure that the audience focus on the message rather than on the pretty pictures, he outlines the point of the slide. Great. Can’t ignore that, can they?

Well, no. Which is the problem.

If you put text on a slide, the audience will read this instead of listening to you. No problem, the presenter replies. I’ve only put up one sentence. They can read it, and then come back to listening to me.

But why should they? As far as the audience is concerned, your slide completely explains the point. They don’t need to listen to you – they already ‘get it’. Unless your truly spectacular presenting skills can drag the audience’s attention back, they may disengage – because if the slide explains the point, the presenter’s role is defunct.

Conclusion

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So, when designing your next presentation, think about what will most help you to keep the audience engaged, whilst aiding their comprehension of your point. Think about each visual you choose: why are you using that particular slide? If it doesn’t help the audience grasp your point without distracting them – don’t use it.

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Visualbee Presents Presentation Fundamentals

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Presentations are something that we’re all familiar with. Whether you are watching a presentation or giving a presentation, chances are you know what is good and what is not. While VIsualbee gives you a great platform to create your presentation, there are a few fundamentals that need to be kept in mind.

Don’t abuse your visuals – Usually your visuals are posters, charts, or even a PowerPoint presentation. Whatever your visuals may be, keep them simple and don’t put too many words on them. The audience isn’t there to read your slides, they are there to listen to you present.

Look at the audience – If you ever wondered where you should be looking when presenting, the answer is right in front of you. Don’t just single out one person, but instead try to make eye contact with numerous people throughout the room. If you don’t do this then you aren’t engaging the audience, you are just talking to yourself. This can result in an utter lack of attention from your audience.

Show your personality – It doesn’t matter if you are presenting to a corporate crowd or to senior citizens, you need to show some character when presenting. If you don’t do this you’ll probably sound like Agent Smith from the Matrix. Nobody wants to hear him present. (If you do, you are probably an agent yourself and we will find you)

Make them laugh – Although you want to educate your audience, you need to make them laugh as well. I learned this from Guy Kawasaki and if you ever hear any of his speeches you’ll understand why. In essence, it keeps the audience alert and they’ll learn more from you than someone who just educates.

Talk to your audience, not at them – People hate it when they get talked at, so don’t do it. You need to interact with your audience and create a conversation. An easy way to do this is to ask them questions as well as letting them ask you questions.

Be honest – A lot of people present to the audience what they want to hear, instead of what they need to hear. Make sure you tell the truth even if they don’t want to hear it because they will respect you for that and it will make you more human.

Don’t over prepare – If you rehearse your presentation too much it will sound like it (in a bad way). Granted, you need to be prepared enough to know what you are going to talk about but make sure your presentation flows naturally instead of sounding memorized. Usually if you ask experienced speakers what you shouldn’t do, they’ll tell you not to rehearse your presentation too much because then it won’t sound natural.

Show some movement – You probably know that you need to show some movement when speaking, but naturally you may forget to do so. Make sure you show some gestures or pace around a bit (not too much) on the stage when speaking. Remember, no one likes watching a stiff. People are more engaged with an animated speaker.

Watch what you say – You usually don’t notice when you say “uhm”, “ah”, or any other useless word frequently, but the audience does. It gets quite irritating; so much that some members of the audience will probably count how many times you say these useless words.

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Differentiate yourself – If you don’t do something unique compared to all the other presenters the audience has heard, they won’t remember you. You are branding yourself when you speak, so make sure you do something unique and memorable.

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Visualbee's Guide Notes on Presentation Making

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Giving a presentation is a huge and scary responsibility. You are the only one who can avoid boredom by PowerPoint for your audience. Most of us often get stuck you’re your presentations because we are not sure how to go about it. Thankfully, several tips, tools, and other resources provided by Visualbee can help you take your slides up a notch and make them more professional and captivating. Visualbee presents to you a step by step guide you can go through every time you get stuck with your presentation 

Organise your presentation beforehand:

The best way to avoid getting stuck up is planning your presentation beforehand. Plan everything you want to include in your presentation. Work on your speech and slides beforehand to avoid last minute problems and panic.

The first slide:

The first slide should announce the title of your presentation, the event and date, and your name and position. Many speakers miss off some of this basic information and then weeks later the audience is not clear who made the presentation or when. You should try to make the title catchy, so that you immediately have the interest of your audience. A challenging question works well or you can use the play of words.

The second slide:

The second slide should capture the attention of your audience. It could be the main scheme of your presentation or some conventional idea that you wish to challenge or a relevant or witty quote from a leader in your field. If it is amusing or controversial or both, it will just add spice to your presentation.

The third slide:

The third slide should set out the structure of your presentation. The default structure should consist of all the themes that you intend to discuss.

• Each theme should be the subject of a small number of slides:

 A good working idea is that three slides for each theme are about right.

• Each slide should have a clear and relevant heading:

 A question is often a good way of winning attention - but, in that case, make sure you answer the question in the body of the slide.

• Each slide should contain around 25-35 words:

Unless it is a quote or contains an illustration, use limited text. Too many words and your audience will have problems reading the material. Too few words and you're likely to be flashing through the slides and spending too much time clicking the mouse.

• Make appropriate use of pictures:

It's a very clever idea to break up text with illustrations and we all very well know a picture is worth a thousand words.

• Make appropriate use of anecdotes:

A short story or case study will act as an effective illustration of a point. Add life to your presentation so people remember it.

The last slide:

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The last slide should display all the necessary contact details which must include e-mail address plus the web site, Facebook page and Twitter address of your organisation and any other personal website or blog if you own one.

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Visualbee's End to End Presentation Advice

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Structuring Your Talk:

Preparing a talk always takes far longer than you anticipate.  Start early!

Write a clear statement of the problem and its importance.

Research. Collect material which may relate to the topic.

Tell a story in a logical sequence.

Stick to the key concepts. Avoid description of specifics and unnecessary details.

If you are making a series of points, organize them from the most to the least important. The less important points can be skipped if you run short of time.

Keep your sentences short, about 10-20 words each is ideal. This is the way people usually talk.

Strive for clarity. Are these the best words for making your point? Are they unambiguous? Are you using unfamiliar jargon or acronyms?

Preparing Your Slides:

Presentation Design

Let the picture or graphics tell the story - minimize the use of text.

Don’t overload your slides with too much text or data.

FOCUS. In general, using a few powerful slides is the aim.

Type key words in the PowerPoint Notes area listing what to say when displaying the slide. The notes are printable.

Number your slides and give them a title.

Prepare an Agenda or Table of Contents slide. You can reuse the same slide at the end of the presentation by changing the title to Summary.

Prepare a company logo slide for your presentation.

You can add a logo and other graphics to every slide using the slide master feature or by adding them to the footer.

Proofread everything, including visuals and numbers.

Keep “like” topics together.

Strive for similar line lengths for text.

Visual elements

A font size of 28 to 34 with a bold font is recommended for subtitles. The title default size is 44. Use a san serif font for titles.

Use clear, simple visuals. Don’t confuse the audience.

Use contrast: light on dark or dark on light.

Graphics should make a key concept clearer.

Place your graphics in a similar location within each screen.

To temporarily clear the screen press W or B during the presentation. Press any key to resume the presentation.

Text

Font size must be large enough to be easily read. Size 28 to 34 with a bold font is recommended.

It is distracting if you use too wide a variety of fonts.

Overuse of text is a common mistake.

Too much text makes the slide unreadable. You may just as well show a blank slide. Stick to a few key words.

If your audience is reading the slides they are not paying attention to you. If possible, make your point with graphics instead of text.

You can use Word Art, or a clip art image of a sign, to convey text in a more interesting way.

Numbers

Numbers are usually confusing to the audience. Use as few as possible and allow extra time for the audience to do the math.

Numbers should never be ultra precise:

“Anticipated Revenues of $660,101.83” looks silly. Are your numbers that accurate? Just say $660 thousand.

“The Break Even Point is 1048.17 units. Are you selling fractions of a unit?

Don’t show pennies. Cost per unit is about the only time you would need to show pennies.

If you have more than 12-15 numbers on a slide, that’s probably too many.

Using only one number per sentence helps the audience absorb the data.

Statistics

Use the same scale for numbers on a slide. Don’t compare thousands to millions.

When using sales data, stick to a single market in the presentation. Worldwide sales, domestic sales, industry sales, company sales, divisional sales, or sales to a specific market segment are all different scales. They should not be mixed.

Cite your source on the same slide as the statistic, using a smaller size font.

Charts

Charts need to be clearly labeled. You can make more interesting charts by adding elements from the drawing toolbar.

Numbers in tables are both hard to see and to understand. There is usually a better way to present your numerical data than with columns and rows of numbers. Get creative!

PowerPoint deletes portions of charts and worksheets that are imported from Excel, keeping only the leftmost 5.5 inches. Plan ahead.

Backgrounds

Backgrounds should never distract from the presentation.

Using the default white background is hard on the viewer’s eyes. You can easily add a design style or a color to the background.

Backgrounds that are light colored with dark text, or vice versa, look good. A dark background with white font reduces glare.

Colors appear lighter when projected. Pale colors often appear as white.

Consistent backgrounds add to a professional appearance.

For a long presentation, you may want to change background designs when shifting to a new topic.

Excitement

Slides for business presentations should be dull! You don’t want to distract the audience.

Sounds and transition effects can be annoying. Use sparingly.

Animation effects can be interesting when used in moderation.

Too much animation is distracting.

Consider using animated clip art

Consider using custom animation

You can insert video and audio clips into PowerPoint.

You can also insert hyperlinks.

Hints for Efficient Practice:

Timing - Practicing Your Presentation,

Talk through your presentation to see how much time you use for each slide.

Set the automatic slide transition to the amount of time you want to spend discussing each slide.

Are you using the right amount of time per slide? Decide which slides or comments need alteration to make your presentation smoother.

Change the automatic slide transition settings for individual slides to fit the amount of time needed for that slide and practice again. Are you still within the time limit?

Decide if you want to remove the automatic slide transition feature before giving the presentation.

Content

Make a list of key words/concepts for each slide

Read through the list before you begin.

Don't attempt to memorize your text;

Your words will probably be different each time you practice.

Think about the ideas, and your words will follow naturally.

Delivering Your Talk:

Pre-Talk Preparation

Plan to get there a few minutes early to set up and test the equipment.

Dress appropriately for your audience.

Turn off your cell phone.

Handouts:

Edward Tufte, the leading expert on visual presentation techniques, advises speakers to always prepare a handout when giving a PowerPoint presentation.

Make about 10% more handouts than you expect to use.

Distribute handouts at the beginning of your talk.

Opening:

Jump right in and get to the point.

Give your rehearsed opening statement; don't improvise at the last moment.

Use the opening to catch the interest and attention of the audience.

Briefly state the problem or topic you will be discussing.

Briefly summarize your main theme for an idea or solution.

Speaking

Talk at a natural, moderate rate of speech

Project your voice.

Speak clearly and distinctly.

Repeat critical information.

Pause briefly to give your audience time to digest the information on each new slide.

Don’t read the slides aloud. Your audience can read them far faster than you can talk.

If you plan to write on the slides to emphasize key points during the presentation, practice ahead of time. To select the writing tool right-click during the presentation.

Body Language

Keep your eyes on the audience

Use natural gestures.

Don’t turn your back to the audience.

Don’t hide behind the lectern.

Avoid looking at your notes. Only use them as reference points to keep you on track. Talk, don’t read.

Questions

Always leave time for a few questions at the end of the talk.

If you allow questions during the talk, the presentation time will be about 25% more than the practice time.

You can jump directly to a slide by typing its number or by right-clicking during the presentation and choosing from the slide titles.

Relax. If you’ve done the research you can easily answer most questions.

Some questions are too specific or personal. Politely refuse to answer.

If you can’t answer a question, say so. Don’t apologize.  “I don’t have that information. I’ll try to find out for you.”

Length:

To end on time, you must PRACTICE!

When practicing, try to end early. You need to allow time for audience interruptions and questions.

 

Demeanor:

Show some enthusiasm. Nobody wants to listen to a dull presentation. On the other hand, don’t overdo it. Nobody talks and gestures like a maniac in real life. How would you explain your ideas to a friend?

Involve your audience. Ask questions, make eye contact, and use humor.

Don’t get distracted by audience noises or movements.

You’ll forget a minor point or two. Everybody does.

If you temporarily lose your train of thought you can gain time to recover by asking if the audience has any questions.

Conclusion:

Close the sale.

Concisely summarize your key concepts and the main ideas of your presentation.

Resist the temptation to add a few last impromptu words.

End your talk with the summary statement or question you have prepared. What do you want them to do? What do you want them to remember?

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Consider alternatives to “Questions?” for your closing slide. A summary of your key points, a cartoon, a team logo, or a company logo may be stronger.

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In the previous two sections of this series, Visualbee carefully picked up some of the most noteworthy examples of great presentations and we are back here with some more. These high impact presentations are not just beautifully presented, but their message comes across very clearly with the help of great figurines. If you too want presentations that make an impression on your audience, then you might want to take inspiration from these astounding examples:

All consultants are EVIL:

Here is a splendid example of a fun and engaging presentation which people are sure to remember. A very cool WAKSTER Limited presentation, this one does not fail to grab the viewer’s attention. Some people think all consultants are evil and they offer a lot of reasons why. This presentation takes a humorous look at some of the reasons to why people hate consultants and then makes suggestions on how to recognize the consultants that can actually make a difference. The expressions from the figures are amazing but the positioning of the text on the slides makes the slides and the story even stronger.

Social Media strategy:

Here is a phenomenal use of images to explain the concept of social media strategy. A very inspiring example of a well done presentation, it is an excellent introduction to social media channels. Visualbee too aims at providing an amazing explanation of your concepts through a nicely built presentation. With big self-explanatory pictures and minimal text, this presentation interests the audience with its visuals. 

Simplify your future:

This presentation is simple and effective and doesn’t fail to leave a mark. With just 13 slides, this presentation gives audience the key to simplifying the future. The background images and color contrasted text used gives the presentation a peaceful touch.

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