No matter how many times we go through this, we can’t help being nervous at our next presentation.
The reason could be they need to be different from our previous presentation. We compete with ourselves in being unique. There is nothing wrong with being nervous. It is after all human tendency to feel anxious. Maybe that’s exactly what makes you a human being.
It never takes much of a hard work to make a good presentation. A powerpoint slide, a great format or a beautiful picture and clear graph work are just tools. All matters how you communicate to the spectators. Here comes a major role of the presenter.
A great presentation can be downloaded off-net or we could use a better helping hand need not be acknowledged anywhere.
How a presenter takes up it is the real work? Smart work is the need of the hour.
For instance, a great presentation on power point will not have big paragraphs explaining the whole facts. It rather has few words or key points/bullets which help the presenter to not miss out on vital information to be shared. Pictures help the viewers to visualize what the speaker says. Only 30 percent of the actual presentation needs to be documented and the remaining is just intellectual work. Speech and body language play a vital role of presenter.
Monotony needs to be avoided in any presentation. The speech should have lower, middle and upper levels of chords to hit. Sharing anecdotes, cracking some jokes to add humor would do no harm.
For a person who is new to this, it’s common to look out for appreciation. He needs to look at few people with smiling faces and nodding heads in the audience.
By this way, he satisfies the criteria of having eye contact with the audience and also draws some courage from their appreciation to go uninterrupted.
The skills of presentation, public speaking and communication go hand in hand nowadays. Communication being key to the success might be a cliché but it never loses its importance anytime.