When it comes to your presentation technology choices, your decision says something about you. And, no, it's not judgemental or impertinent. Because your choice of presentation software really does say something about your approach to presenting. Such as:
And, your choice of presentation technology is probably influenced by all three.
So, in this busy mix you really do have a few decisions. Do you stick with the office standard of PowerPoint or Keynote. Or, feeling adventurous, do you use something a bit more exotic to give your presentation?
What Technology Options Do You Have?
Just make sure that you choose wisely and, of course, that you practise the new system before your presentation
Presentation Technology Choices: It’s Your Decision
Their PowerPoint presentation is visually emphatic. And their slides are clear and consistent.
Additionally, their organisation is ordered. It's well thought through.
And, because of this, their presentation is more effective. It works better.
A less-practised presenter, without a good knowledge of their material might use presentation software as a crutch. So, they use the software to help them get by with their presentation.
They might not know their material too well. Or, possibly they haven’t had much time to prepare, practise and rehearse. And, of course, you do need to practise with the technology
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Presentation Software Security
PowerPoint might help to give them security as it hides the gaps in their work. Well, that’s the theory anyway.
However, most audiences can see through this. Because you can't fool your audience this easily.
But if you know your audience really well, it could inspire you to break the bounds of PowerPoint or Keynote.
Therefore, your choice of presentation technology reflects your earlier preparation. And, of course, it reflects your research.
Because when you know your material and your audience, you will have more options for an effective presentation.
As a result, and more importantly, you will have more control over the presentation technology you choose to use.
You can learn more presentation skills and techniques on a public presentation training course. Organised to a regular schedule, so there’s something for everyone. Or, when the time is right and you want your whole team to train together, then a corporate training course might be the best formula.
"Power corrupts and PowerPoint corrupts absolutely."
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