Make your presentation relevant. This is the presentation tip that just can’t be ignored. Whether it’s a trade show presentation, a corporate presentation or a PowerPoint presentation. Because you have to make your presentation relevant to your audience. That’s why it’s the main presentation skills advice.
How To Make Your Presentation Relevant Every Time
If there’s anything worse than listening to a tedious and unimaginative presentation then it has to be actually giving that tedious presentation. Because it’s not that you can sense the boredom of the audience. You can actually see it in their entire body language. Restless limbs. Turning heads and eyes looking elsewhere. And that’s before the yawns start. Because PowerPoint makes audiences sleep. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Because if you know your audience and what makes them tick you are on your way to making an effective presentation.
So here are ten simple measures you can take to make your presentation relevant:
- 1Work out what your audience expects.
- 2Segment your audience and then, address each segment.
- 3Understand the theme of the main event.
- 4Review other presentations at your event.
- 5Then, provide the right level of detail.
- 6Use examples or case studies for illustration.
- 7Then, tailor your examples for your audience.
- 8Mention names familiar to your audience.
- 9Cite examples known to your audience.
- 10Refer to topical issues involving the audience.
Plan Ahead For Relevance
So, for an approach to your presenting that can make your presentations relevant, then plan ahead. That’s not exactly rocket science. So, knowing your audience is a good place to start. The next step is to anticipate their needs. Finally, you want to meet their needs, in an engaging and captivating way. Just remember that those needs are not complex. The MH17 team presentation proved highly relevant with its very clinical execution.
Your audience wants to learn, know, understand or believe something new. And it’s your job to make it happen. When you keep your presentation relevant to your audience you are well on the way to presenting success.
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