The performer's guide to powerful presentations
Now that you’ve captured the audience, you have to maintain their interest. This can take different formats:
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Most people think they are the most important player in a presentation. They are wrong. The audience, the listeners, the people watching the presenter are the most important players.
Care about the audience, creating messages and stories that resonate with them and inspire them.
The work on the presentation slides should be clear, crisp, concise, with fewer words and more visually striking simple imagery.
Long sentences and tiny words going through the whole slide are not advisable.
Invest your time practicing thoughtfully and getting in a zone where you are a natural.
An effortless-looking presentation makes the audience love it, even though you have toiled hard to make it look effortless.
TED talks are watched by more than two million times every day. They have become the standard in public speaking and presentation skills.
So probably your next public speech will be compared to a TED talk. But having to raise your game to the TED-style is not a bad thing; adopting some of the techniques that have brought TED speakers global acclaim will make it much more likely that you will persuade your audience to act on your ideas.
And mastery is the foundation of an extraordinary presentation. So express an enthusiastic, passionate, and meaningful connection to the topic you are presenting in your public speech.
You cannot be an inspiration to your peers if you are inspired yourself.
Stories connect us. Stories stimulate and engage the human brain.
Stories help the speaker connect with the audience and make the audience more agreeable with the speaker's point of view.
Is a linear method of taking notes that proceeds down the page, using indentation or bullets to denote major and minor points.
Pros: it records content relationship in a way that is easy to review.
Cons: difficult to go back and edit information written in this system.
Works for: recording terms, definitions, facts and sequences, when taking notes on slides or readings.
The goal is to jot down your thoughts as quickly as possible. Format is kept to a minimum: every new thought is written on a new line.
Pros: Is like free writing for notes.
Cons: lack organization and notes can be hard to understand.
Works for: meetings or lectures that lack organization; when information is presented very quickly.
Works for: dense written material.