Do your palms get a bit sweaty at the thought of your next presentation? We get it... It can be an intimidating and nerve-wracking prospect.
The good news is it doesn't have to be. At Staff Training we put together a 2-day Presentation Skills workshop
to help you prepare and deliver professional presentations with confidence and ease!
In the meantime, while you wait for our next workshop, we'd like to share some key aspects of good presentations
with you. These will help you look and feel more confident
So, without further ado. Here are 6 tips to help you ace your next presentation
1. Be prepared!
Irrespective of how good your communication skills are, lack of preparation will be your downfall. Make sure you know and are comfortable with the contents of your presentation.
2. Do not forget to practise with your electronic aids
before-hand, so you know exactly how each device operates. This needs to be seamless.
3. Never simply read your speech off the power point slides
on your screen. Your audience can do that for themselves. Understand that aids are there to re-inforce what you are saying, not take the place of what you should be explaining.
4. Be on time
, or even early. Give yourself plenty of time to get there and set up before people start arriving. This will also allow you a moment to breathe and ease your nerves.
5. Research your subject
. This adds to point 1, preparation. The more you know, the more confident you will feel. Not to mention that you will also be able to answer any question afterwards with confidence and ease.
6. Do not try to be a stand-up comic
. Use humour sparingly - it's a great icebreaker, but only if you are able to carry it off naturally.
These are just a few of the "do's and don'ts" when it comes to compiling and delivering a good presentation.
In today's quick and visual world, Presentation Skills Training is essential
is designed to take the guess work out of delivering a killer presentation and help you read, respond and adapt to your audience
. Be sure to join us, we'd love to work with you and your team!
is a South African soft skills training provider with more than 60 workshops on offer. Email us at info@StaffTraining.co.za
for more info or give us a call at 0861 996 660