United Kingdom, Lancs;Well Presented Ltd’s Managing Director, Stephen Hendren, said “Fear of giving presentations frequently tops polls of peoples worst fears, usually above fear of death! What we hope to do with this report is give people tools to help overcome that”.
To that end they have come up with seven points that, through their experience, they believe are key to improving your presentation skills.
The seven secrets that they reveal are:
1 Practice Practice Practice. It may seem obvious but what people may not know is that HOW you practice is as important as what you practice. It is essential to practice in a way that allows you to connect with your audience and also gets you used to the sound of your own voice.
2 Relax! If you can’t relax then your presentation will suffer. The simplest relaxation is achieved through deep breathing exerci ses. You can enhance the effect with the use of affirmation anchors.
3 Know Your Audience. Carrying out proper audience research before you even write your presentation will help you focus your message in the right way.
4 Get a Remote. When we give out this piece of advice people often wonder why we consider it to be vital. You can get by without a remote but having one and using it wisely will put you way ahead of the competition.
5 Only Three Bullets. If you have done any research on presentations you will probably have seen the advice that you want to use a maximum of five or six bullet points. Forget it. You maximum has to be three and ideally you make one point per page.
6 Tell Them a Story. Our brains are wired to remember stories so if you want people to remember your message then weave it into a story. Take your audience on an imaginative journey and you will leave them with a lasting impression.
7 Pick Your Main Points. Before you begin to write notes or create any slides decide exactly what you want your audience to take away from your presentation and let that inform your whole design.
The full presentation skills report is available at http://www.wellpresentedtraining.com. They also have other tips available on the site to improve your presentation skills.
Well Presented are a leading presentation skills training company who also specialise in communication and team building skills.
Media Contact Information
Name: Stephen Hendren
Phone: 07772 217 684
Address: 11 Canalside Close
City: Ashton Under Lyne
Country: United Kingdom