Many people struggle with delivering a presentation. More often than not, when we are on the receiving end, and have to listen to someone deliver a presentation, we are unable to give the presenter our full and undivided attention.
It’s no secret that many of those who struggle with delivering a good presentation, do so due to a lack of confidence. However, one thing which more than a few presenters don’t seem to realise is that they may or may not be overloading their audience with too much information.
When delivering a presentation, apart from the fact that one should carve out the time beforehand for sufficient preparation and practice, it’s important to also be clear and concise.
Focus aids with your slides, such as images, diagrams, and graphs, are much easier for the audience to understand and absorb, and are far more effective at capturing your audience’s attention. Excessive text can be a distraction.
By keeping your presentation to the point, not only will you be able to capture your audience’s attention, but you will also peak their interest in the subject. This allows you to engage them further, especially if you have the time to do a Q&A segment, which will lead to the forging of a closer relationship with your audience. It will also help you to become more confident when it comes to delivering a presentation.
Less is More. Focus on what needs to be delivered to the audience.