At some point in your life, you may have to present your ideas to a group of people. Good presentation skills can make or break your career. Here’s how you can improve your skills:
1. The Idea:
An essential element of any presentation is the idea. The underlying concept that you’re trying to communicate should be expressed clearly and succinctly. When it comes to delivering a presentation, people don’t put in effort to communicate their ideas effectively and are unsure of how to express their ideas properly. There are many resources online to learn how to structure your ideas for presentations and students can always seek help from professionals to help them with the content. You can also read online class reviews before you hire a tutor to show you how!
2. Story Telling:
The human brain is fundamentally wired to be drawn towards a good story. Use the story telling method when the concept you are about to explain does not include an emotional element. There are four main aspects of storytelling.
• A great start
• A character that the audience can empathize with
• A conflict or problem that makes your audience curious and interested
• A satisfying conclusion that ties back into your idea
3. Analogies and Metaphors:
Another tactic to connect to your audience is to add analogies and metaphors. You can draw the audiences’ attention using humor. John Oliver, host of several popular shows uses humor to cover boring topics like federal budget cuts, corporate consolidation, and earning announcements. Millions of people still tune in to watch the Last Week Tonight show. If you could learn to do this, you can gain the trust of the audience and keep them engaged.
4. Audience Interaction:
The last tactic is audience interaction. You need to make your audience feel special by praising them and making them feel comfortable. A few things to remember while interacting with your audience are:
• Don’t start with audience interaction; instead gain their trust first
• Have a backup plan when your audience doesn’t answer as you expected
These are just a few tactics you can use to craft an excellent presentation.