Usually we use verbal communication or non verbal communication in order to convey the message from receiver to sender.Hence in order to improve this process a simple tool is necessary that is called Presentation skills.
It simply means presenting the content/topic to the audience by using visual aids, graphics, drawings, pictures etc. It is mostly used in power point file containing all the slides for a given speech.
Steps for Effective Presentation: For delivering an effective presentation, we need to take the following steps.
- What is the purpose of your presentation?
- Who will be your audience?
- What are you trying to achieve through presentation?
- Design your message.
- Organize your material.
- Design the look of your presentation.
- Create the slides.
- Decide your message in advance.
- Have a strong conviction on what you want to talk.
- What you say at the beginning?
- What you deal in the middle?
- How to close?
- Practice makes a man perfect.
- Try to overcome your nervousness.
- Concentrate on topic not on audience.
- Maintain Eye to eye contact.
- Set the frequency of the tone while starting the conversation.
- Always provide positive expressions.
- Smile in order to make the audience comfortable.
- Capture your audience attention.
- Look of “your” Presentation.
- Follow “KISS” rule i.e. keep it short and simple.
- Use short words and short phrases.
- Follow the 6*7 rules:Not more than 7 words per line, Not more than 6 lines per slide.
Tips and Techniques for Effective Presentation:
- Use Phrases.
- Don’t read your Presentation.
- Don’t stand between the audience and the slides.
- Use stories, question,clips,examples etc.
- Always go for interactive sessions.
- Vary your speaking volume.
- Speak clearly and loudly.
- Circulate around the room as you speak.
- Speak to the audience, not to the visuals.
- Discuss your objectives at the beginning of the presentation.
Signs to detect when the audience are not Listening:
- Looks down when communicating.
- Touch or rub the hair, hand, or face.
- Tap their feet.
- Try to maintain the flow.
- Text to support the presentation.
- Pictures to simplify complex concepts.
- Visuals to support, not to disturb.