How to make five-
In this article we'll look at the tricks and techniques you'll need to master 5-
If you follow the tips on this page you'll find it much easier to get people to agree with you and take the action you want.
In the last few years psychologists have discovered exactly what you need to do to get results. We've simplified their research so that it's easy to remember and apply. Now you can use it in the real world -
(1) Get the Fundamentals Right
(A) It must give your audience the right information
(B) it must persuade them to make the right decision.
The "Information" includes the facts and figures that you present. Obviously -
(2) Limit the Information
If you try to put too much information into the presentation you'll distract people and make it difficult to get your message across -
To help people make the right decision you must help them understand that it's in their own best interest to follow your advice.
In other words, look at it from their perspective and ask: "what's in it for them?" Build your presentation around the answer to that question. Use the structure outlined in the next section to develop an argument that will appeal to them -
(3) Grab their Attention at the start
Professional presenters know they have only a few seconds to grab the listeners' attention so they structure their information. The first few words must spell out the main benefits or problems -
The summary should always include a call to action. This will get people thinking about the steps they need to take when the presentation is over.
In another article on this site you'll see that people forget over 60% of what you've told them in the first hour. The solution is to "painting a picture" and include concrete details. You must give them more than just the facts.
(5) Target Key Points to Personality traits
For best results each key point must appeal to your listeners. It must "resonate" with them. You can make that happen by developing a profile of the key members of the audience. Identify their key traits.
Once you can analyse the audience you can use that knowledge to trigger the “hot buttons” in your presentation.
For example, if your key decision maker is interested in golf then you can use golf metaphors to make your key points -
(6) Add Graphics
If the people you want to persuade are visually orientated then you should use graphics to make your point. At it's simplest this could be a printed page containing a photograph, diagram or graph.
However, if you really want to make your point you should consider using slides. NOTE: it is very important that the slides do not contain lines of text or bullet points.
If you are going to use PowerPoint or a similar presentation package you should have the computer, projector and software all set up before you start. There should be no delay getting started.
(7) Don't use too many slides
Don't try to include too much information in your presentation. You should have four or less slides -
(8) Be prepared for Questions
If people are interested in what you're saying they'll ask questions. Draw up a list of the most likely questions and work out how you're going to answer. Keep you answers short and snappy.
(9) Use PPT Backgrounds
If you're using PowerPoint for your presentation than you should consider what backgrounds you're going to use. Don't use a default background and don't use common background that others have overused.
This is particularly important if you work in a company where a corporate background is used in every presentation.
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Do it like the Pros
Presentation skills are always important. It's really worthwhile finding out how to do it properly. Good presentations take effort -
Make sure you practice -
Here's a list of topics that you should study.
They will repay the effort
1. How to manage your appearance
2. How to move around the stage
3. How to speak
4. How to choose visuals
5. How to use technology properly
6. How to set up the venue
7. How to analyse the audience
8: How to use 9 presentation secrets
9. How to develop your content
10. How to construct the presentation
11. How to prepare for the presentation
12. How to give the presentation
13. How to complete the presentation
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