Presentation: 3 Kinds

meeting-presentation-3218865There are 3 kinds of presentations that you might not still be aware of. They are:

  1. Stage show - This presentation is a live, stand up presentation where the speaker introduces a new concept or idea to the audience.
  2. Cold call - Typically, this refers to an email attachment or link to a website that will help grab the attention of an uninterested recipient.
  3. Decision document – This one contains a budget, a plan, a strategy, etc. which needs to be agreed upon among its members or a number of people.

Once you know what kind of presentation you’re doing, then you can tailor fit the appropriate type of slides you can use for it.

For more details about this, please head to: THERE ARE 3 TYPES OF PRESENTATIONS

 

Current Trends in Presentation Design

infographic-elements-set-vector-design-elements-flat-style-business-presentation-booklet-web-site-projects-other-46241793Trending designs for presentation use come and go. How do we know which ones will stick and stay? But before that, what are the presentation designs trending today?

  1. Infographics - one that clarifies and explains; easy to understand and concise. If you do infographics, make sure you do them well. Otherwise, make do without and just make your presentation simple.
  2. Flat Design – this design is new and considered modern. Because it’s “flat”, it is easier to make. You can combine making these with realistic designs in order to have a more interesting presentation.
  3. Photographs – when photos are used, text is usually minimal or even non-existent. This makes the audience turn their attention to what the speaker is saying and the photo helps them visualize the presenter’s ideas.
  4. Visual Metaphors – these are used to help audience understand difficult concepts.

With these things in mind, which presentation design do you think will last?

Find out more about this by heading to this link: Presentation design trends

3 Tips on How to Be a Strong Speaker

???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????Like anything in life, it takes practice to be great at something and this includes being a strong speaker.

So how does one become a strong speaker? Below are three tips you can apply to help you become more confident and strong when presenting or speaking in public:

1. Avoid using phrases that convey to the audience that the information you are telling them is coming from you. You do this when you use “just” phrases, for example, “I just thought”, “I just want to say”, etc.

2. Avoid looking surprised. A strong speaker knows his speech inside-out. There should be no surprises. So avoid saying words like “actually…”

3. Avoid diminishing the value of what you are saying. Don’t use phrases like “It just occurred to me…”, “I’m not sure but…” and the likes.

To get more insights on how to become a strong speaker, please head to this link: 3 Ways To Become A Strong Speaker

 

How to Customize Colors in PowerPoint

????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????In order to come up with better presentations, it is important to make sure that the colors you choose for your layout are not messy and you work on this on the slide master of your PowerPoint.

It is actually very easy to fix the colors and it can save you more time when you do the rest of your presentation. However, typically, default colors are used on the slide masters which are more often than not, not the colors the presentation is actually using so what you do is you change the colors manually and that takes up so much time.

So here is what you do:

In PowerPoint 2007 and 2010, click the Design tab and choose Colors. In PowerPoint 2013, click the View tab, then click Slide Master and then choose Colors.

At the bottom of the list, choose Customize Colors. If you aren’t particular about your colors — you don’t have exact specifications, you can choose one of the options on the list that is similar to what you want and then choose Customize Colors.

For the complete instructions on this, please head to:   Customize the colors in your slide master

How Can Introverts Speak Up in Meetings

???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????I’m an introvert myself and at times it really ius hard to speak up in meetings especially when I know I don’t have anything critical or important too say. However, we introverts should know, that in meetings (or any social gathering for that matter), people who speak up, even if they have nothing important to say, tend to be valued more and regarded more than those who don’t. So we better speak up! If we haven’t yet, now is the time to learn.

Below are some phrases we can use to help us ease into the conversation or at least contribute something to the discussion:

I think Jen makes a great point.

Billy, were you going to say something?

Everybody seems to agree that… [repeat what everyone seems to agree on]

Am I the only one here who’d like more time to think this over?

To build on what Jessie just said… [add support or a new detail]

Don’t they sound simple enough?

To get more insights about why and how to do this, please head to: Public Speaking Tip 61: How to Speak Up More in Meetings, Even If You Say Inconsequential Things

How to Make Great Webinars

?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????Though live presentations are much better than those done on videos, you can still do something about it to make those webinars as closely to being lively and exciting as live ones. Below are things you can do to make your interactive video presentations or webinars interesting:

Bring your own enthusiasmBe as energetic as possible. Since you don’t have a live audience right in front of you to feed off your energy from, you need to give off just the right amount of excitement be able to motivate your audience.

Don’t sit on a slide too long – Don’t talk about a single slide for a long time. It will just bore your audience.

Create some movementUse cheesy animations when and where appropriate.

Audio is a priorityUse high quality microphones that deliver high quality audio. Audio is of utmost importance when doing webinars, even more so important than the quality of the video.

Practice your timingRehearse well and keep a timer.

To get more insights about these tips, please head to: How to create a great webinar or a presentation for a video

From PowerPoint Slide to Microsoft Word

powerpoint-tips-export-powerpoint-word-300x101Have you ever thought of making a copy of your PowerPoint slides to Word? How do you do that? How do you copy a PowerPoint slide to Word? To answer this question, you must first know how you want your slides to look on Word.

1. Do you want just the text?

2. Do you want the picture of a slide?

3. Do you want to include some of the pictures of some of the slides?

If you want either of these three or all of them done, please head to this link for detailed instructions: How to copy a PowerPoint slide to Microsoft Word

 

 

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