Join David Diskin for an in-depth discussion in this video Getting in their heads, part of PowerPoint Tips and Tricks for Business Presentations.
After deciding the purpose, make some decisions about your audience. Like any…sales pitch or marketing piece, a lot of thought goes into who is receiving the message.…Your presentation should be no different.…We need to consider some refinements based on the people that we will be speaking to.…This is more than just a simple demographic of age, gender, or income.…This is about your audience's expectations, biases, emotions, needs, and wants.…Here are some questions to ponder about your audience.…
How long will their attention span be?…Not everyone has all day to listen to you.…They have orders to fill and emails to answer and decisions to make.…You need to make sure your presentation delivers the message you need, while…conveying the benefit to them in a timeframe that's respectful to the audience.…That might mean getting right to the point or maybe you have time to build up…a great story first.…Whom do they trust?…Different audiences trust different people.…If your sales pitch is to the IT department in the morning and the HR…
- Adding whitespace
- Applying transitions
- Using photographs, colors, and fonts
- Incorporating diagrams and SmartArt
- Customizing layouts and templates
- Animating bullets, photos, and other objects
- Inserting music and audio
- Utilizing speaker's notes and the Presenter view
- Creating handouts
- Planning the program
- Dealing with distractions
- Setting up and tearing down
Skill Level Intermediate
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3. Successful Slide Design
4. Intermediate Slide Design
5. Using Technology
6. Delivering with Confidence
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