When studying business communication and presentation, you are looking to develop and enhance your skills necessary to effectively present, portray and talk to an audience confidently, all the while engaging them in the topic at hand.
We’ll highlight some of the key characteristics of an effective, communicative presentation for you, giving you an idea of what’s expected, before you explore our digital library for further information!
Always relate your presentation message or aim so it’s relevant to the audience you are presenting to! Analyse the needs, age, educational background and culture of the target audience!
Concise and on topic - never move off-track or risk losing your audience’s attention.
Transform your fear or nervous energy into positive energy! Stay calm and relax. Before you start, take in the audience and develop eye contact. Take a look around the room and familiarise with it. It will help you stay more focused.
Use visual aids such as diagrams, charts and pictures to help communicate the desired information. Each slide should contain concise and relevant information only. Face the audience, not the screen! As the speaker, you should certainly not block what you are there to show your audience.
A good presentation must always be planned. State your objectives and what you hope your audience will learn at the beginning. Rehearse and practice should go without saying as it will increase your confidence greatly, and help you be much more self-assured going into the presentation aiding your communication skills.
Use positive quotes and maybe even humour to maintain your audience’s interest. What’s the point in presenting to people who aren’t even paying attention!
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