The Essentials of Options – 101

Things to Remember to Become a Master of Presentations

In creating an effective presentation, there is actually no secret, you just need to establish a clear objective, plan and organize your materials and use the appropriate visual aids. You need to know your objectives first to have a successful presentation because your objectives will drive your presentation and move your audience toward your end goals. Your end goals may either result to your attendees taking a particular action, adopting a new perspective or responding to the facts and information. In order to establish and meet these goals, you need to carefully plan and determine your objectives because these are the foundation of the content, organization and visual aids of your presentation.

It is also crucial to take into consideration the expectations and needs of your audience part of setting your objectives and analyzing your own goals. You are able to choose the appropriate points of emphasis in your presentation, develop an effective and useful level of detail, select and prepare appropriate visual aids, and create a tone that is sensitive to the circumstance of your audience, through understanding of the expectations and needs of your audience. Your next step must involve careful planning and organizing of materials to help you in tailoring your approach, and selecting the appropriate visual aids allow you to build effective one-way or two-way communication to your audience. When you plan your material, don’t wait the time you can prepare your presentation but rather take notes of the ideas that come to your mind from the moment you were given the task, create an outline, analyze your audience and choose appropriate presentation style and visual aids.

It is important to prepare effective displays or visual presentation by making it simple and avoid using fancy design, characters or logos that can shift the attention of your audience from the important things you need to let them know. It is important to have a readable material so everyone in the room can clearly read you material, and never use a photocopy of a standard printed page as a display. Per slide share, limit the content up to eight lines and the number of words should be kept at a minimum level. It is useless having a good content but poor legibility, so it is better to sacrifice content for legibility. Don’t use a lot of curves in your text, rather use easily readable fonts such as Arial and Sans Serif which are easier to read than Times Roman or Monotype Corsiva. Use light letters such as white or yellow on a dark background like dark blue or navy green, use equations sparingly and don’t fill up the slide.

Print your handouts on a wide format printer so you can use bigger sheets of paper and you can use them as a backdrop as well. You can use digital materials such as Powerpoint presentations for a more advanced and state of the art presentation.