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Which Of These 4 Presentation Styles Do You Have?

The Data Scientist presentation style

The Data Scientist uses data, analytics, facts, and figures to make his point and persuade the audience. 

Pros: This presentation style delivers data, information and analysis and will almost never be filled with fluff.

Cons: an audience that doesn’t want analytics and searches emotional connection will lose interest quickly.

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Which Of These 4 Presentation Styles Do You Have?

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The Data Scientist presentation style

The Data Scientist uses data, analytics, facts, and figures to make his point and persuade the audience. 

Pros: This presentation style delivers data, information and analysis and will almost never be filled with fluff.

Cons: an audience that doesn’t want analytics and searches emotional connection will lose interest quickly.

The Storyteller presentation style

The Storyteller can tap emotions and weave a persuasive narrative.

An audience may not remember every single data point or statistic, but they will remember a great story or emotional connection.

Pros: Focused on making an emotional connection with the audience.

Cons: Not suitable for audiences that just want a factual answer to a simple question.

The Closer presentation style

The Closer jumps into a presentation, cuts right to the chase, delivers the bottom line and skips all the boring stuff.

It sees the end goal and goes right for it. 

Pros: reduces a presentation to its esssence.

Cons: may be perceived as too harsh or abrupt.

The Director presentation style

The Director likes presentations to have a clear linear flow, with logically structured slide decks and clear transitions across topics and presenters. 

Pros: delivers ordered, logical and structurally sound presentations.

Cons: may not work if the presentation you’ve so carefully prepared is a poor fit for your audience.

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You don’t care enough about the audience

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.

The Words and the Design

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.

Lack of Practice

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.

Bill Gates presentation style

  • Catching attention with an interesting statement, to build connection with your audience
  • Using gestures
  • Showing investment in the subject

Cite examples

When you speak about an idea or process to your audience, you know exactly what you're talking about. But the audience doesn't. 

These concepts can be very abstract without concrete examples to illustrate. Give them examples, and you'll keep their attention.

Ask effective questions

When you make a statement to your audience, they're passive. Asking questions gets them involved mentally, making them active.


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The TED-Style Talk

  • is scripted and carefully rehearsed, then delivered without notes, from memory.
  • is professionally visualized. The slides, videos, or animations are generally well-crafted...

“TED Talks” Approach

  • TED-style talks are personal. Your passion and sense of purpose create an energy boost for both you and your audience.
  • TED talks often take us on a journey. Where business speeches generally focus on a desired outcome, TED talks are also about the process of realizing how you’re going to get there.
  • TED talks are concise. Every word of a TED talk counts.
  • TED-style talks present an “ah-hah!” moment.

Craft Your TED-Style Talk

  • Choose a topic you’re personally passionate about;
  • Play with different ways to narrate (take us on) your journey of discovery around that topic;
  • Stay focused on your most important point;
  • Understand what makes all of this important to your audience.