Published on Jul 17,2020
Latest update at Jul 23,2020
So, you’ve got to give presentation. Learn how to give good presentation. Do not be afraid, it is easy to learn from the best. DocMerit is here to help you make an impactful and effective presentation. Here are our few tips.
Conduct a thorough research on your topic. Know every minute points, this will not only help you in the content of your presentation but will also help you in the Q & A session conducted after presentation.
Break your presentation into three basic sections: introduction, body, and conclusion.
Use basic transitions and animations, avoid too many animations with sounds, avoid animations like spinning, zooming and spiral.
Include relevant images, but add too many, only there where you think images can describe the content better.
Avoid usage of technical jargon unless you are in technical presentation. Be consistent in the language of the content, keep it simple. Minimize abbreviations. Minimize definitions. Use the same terms consistently. Place words carefully.
Being consistent in the design is a sign of professionalism, do not switch between different font styles. You may use Arial or Times New Roman, with title’s font size 36-44 and content’s font size 28- or 32-point size. Font lesser than 24 should only be used as explanatory text for graphs, images, diagrams or charts.
There are two approaches, you can apply the combination you prefer, it could be either dark background and light text or light background and dark text.
Include 2-3 extra slides at the end of your presentation, these may include some facts, examples or stuffs that would be helpful in the Q&A part of the session.
There’s always a time constraint when you give presentation. Prepare your presentation keeping in mind that you’ll need cover 1 slide in 1 minute. Ideally, 10-15 slides are more than enough, 6 points on one slide is sufficient.
Making the last slide as your Thank-You slide, indicates that you are finishing the presentation and are not willing to answer the questions or do not look forward to attend similar events. So, instead of including thank you on the last slide, you can use your first slide as last slide, a blank slide or your designation and contact information.
We hope, these 10 tips would definitely be helpful when you will give your next presentation. Remember, it’s completely fine if you got fumble or nervous during the presentation or it didn’t go according to you, take it as a learning and move ahead.
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