Posts Tagged ‘power presentations’

[VIDEO] An easy way to give a good presentation

April 7, 2010

Have you ever listened to a presentation or lecture and become totally bored or sleepy? It’s happened to me many times. The main reason is that the speaker never got me interested in what he or she was talking about.

From PresentationExpressions.com – Video length 3:52

http://presentationexpressions.com/2010/01/expression-video-2-fast-ways-to-connect-to-your-audience/

Ineffective

If your audience is bored or sleepy your presentation isn’t very effective, is it? A memorable, effective presentation connects the speaker and the audience.

Important

This is important because it will give your audience confidence in you and your abilities, especially if your presentation is for business.

So what can you do?

You do exactly what I just did. You ask a question. The key thing is to use a “wh” or “how” question because they make people think about an answer. This creates interest because the audience wants to know what the answer is.

They will pay attention to find out if they are right or wrong. So what are some questions?

Two great questions to use

What’s the first thing you think about when you hear the word(s) ___?

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you see this?

I like them because I always use a simple picture or single word in my presentations. It’s easy to get the audience to focus if they must listen rather than read or try to understand some complicated image or chart or whatever.

How do you use the questions?

Show the slide with the word or picture.
Pause 3-5 seconds, then ask your question.
Wait and look around at the audience for an answer.
If they give the right answer, then say, “Good” or something similar and continue talking. If it’s the wrong answer…
Wait about 10 seconds then give the answer.
Easy, right? So now you need to act.

Action

Create a presentation, then:
Find a word that describes your topic or main point(s).
Or find a picture that describes your topic or main point(s).
Then use the appropriate question, get their interest, and have a memorable, effective presentation.
Then leave us a comment or feedback about this tip and let us know us what you think.

Thanks.

Carl

http://presentationexpressions.com/2010/01/expression-video-2-fast-ways-to-connect-to-your-audience/

[VIDEO] How to start a presentation properly

April 6, 2010

I think it’s always important to use a simple, effective introduction expression at the beginning of a presentation.

From PresentationExpressions.com – Video length 4:08

http://presentationexpressions.com/2010/01/expression-video-easy-presentation-introduction-expression/

Why

The reason is that you’ll be nervous because of the presentation and because you want to make a good impression.

The first thing you say will create the atmosphere for your whole presentation, so it’s very important to use a good introduction expression.

Expression

Well, today you’ll learn an easy and simple presentation introduction expression. It’ll help you feel confident and calm. And you’ll be able to make a good first impression.

Your audience will think you are very polite and have good manners.

The best part is that it’s easy to remember and you can use it for every presentation.

You may already know this one, it’s “Thank you for being here today. I’m ____ (and I’m) from ____. I’m here today to talk to you about ____”

A variation of this is “Thank you for joining me here this evening/afternoon/morning. I’m ____ (and I’m) from ____. I’m here today to talk to you about ____”

Here’s an example: Thank you for being here today. I’m Carl from PresentationExpressions.com. I’m here today to talk to you about effective presentation expressions.

Action

Write the first sentence of your introduction using the expression you learned today.
Practice it until you memorize it and feel comfortable and relaxed.
Use it for your next presentation.
Then be sure to leave us a comment or feedback about this expression. We’d love to hear from you.

Thanks.

Carl

Video length 4:08

http://presentationexpressions.com/2010/01/expression-video-easy-presentation-introduction-expression/