When it comes to public speaking, the last thing the majority of us want to do is memorize an entire long speech by heart. So, there are two options to make sure you nail your presentation:
Option 1) Practice, practice, practice and then practice some more. Do your speech in front of the mirror, speak to your friends or family, practice in front of your dog, etc. But let’s be honest, who has the time for that in our busy lives?
Option 2) Realizing Option 1 isn’t going to happen, you cram as much text as humanly possible onto each PowerPoint slide and pray that everyone in the audience brought their reading glasses to the speech.
A solution – but a terrible presentation tactic. Here are a few reasons why you can benefit from shortening your lengthy presentation down to under 15 slides: Continue reading “The Benefits of a Short Presentation”
Raise your hand if you have sat through a presentation that was all over the place… different fonts, different graphics, a different vibe on each page…🙋We know we have! But it doesn’t have to be that way! Here are 3 of the most crucial elements to include in your next presentation in order to make it pop:
When it comes to fonts – just keep it simple. Our general rule of thumb is no more than 3 fonts per presentation:
- 1 font for your titles
- 1 font for your body copy
- 1 bonus font for pop words, quotes or important data
By keeping your font choices to three styles, you are already miles ahead of the competition. Your simplistic and clear design style will be sure to impress your audience and keep their attention. Continue reading “3 Simple Elements That Will Make Your Presentation Pop”
Simplify, Simplify, Simplify
Gone are the days where presenters add a ton of information to their presentations. The most effective speakers realize that their deck is there to support them, not do the work for them. Adding single statements, images, or graphics that assist the speech result in a much cleaner, visually-appealing presentation.
High-Quality, Striking Images
This year, speakers have been stepping up their visual game. We have said goodbye to the cheesy, staged, stock photos everyone has seen a million times, and have welcomed high-quality original images. Humans are extremely visual creatures. Images have the potential to evoke strong emotions in your audience, which leads to greater impact. Strategic planning of powerful images can take your presentation to the next level.
Continue reading “5 Presentation Trends of 2017”