If you switch to PowerPoint as soon as you hear the word ‘presentation’, then we can show you how you should build your presentation.
We suggest you completely re-think how you approach your presentations.
First, forget PowerPoint.
The best presentations start with a lot of thinking and a blank sheet of paper.
So, before you write anything, you need to:
1. Work out who your audience is
For example, it it really everyone in the room, or just those 5 people who matter?
2. Be clear on what you want to achieve with your presentation
For example, are you going to sell at this stage, or do you want not to be rejected
3. Plan a Hook
That is how you grab attention early on
4. Identify a Main Message
Many great presentations are underpinned by a single main message. One thing that will get remembered after you stop speaking.
The time you spend building at this stage, will save you hours later on.
In fact, if you do a very good job planning, you may never use PowerPoint at all, and never have to do endless edits of your slide deck.
This approach to prepare a presentation is used in our training.
In this way our clients create and deliver highly impressive and high impact presentations fast and efficiently.
You can find much more about our approach in our blogs on better business presentations.
Help me build better presentations
Benjamin Ball Associates helps clients to communicate better.
Over 10+ years the award-winning BBA team has coached thousands of senior executives globally to present powerfully. We have developed a robust toolbox of techniques that we use to help our clients become clear, confident communicators.
We’ll help you create a powerful first impression that hooks and engages your audience immediately and we’ll coach you to deliver clearly, confidently and with impact.
Speak to Louise on +44 20 7018 0922 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more and discuss your upcoming speech or presentation.
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