The Art of Delivering the Perfect Presentation : When you are giving a presentation, you must remember that effective communication has much more to do with the use of your voice and body language than the content of what you say.
Several studies have found that body language accounts for 55% of what we carry when we sit through a presentation.
Body language makes a deep impression, so you have to do it right when giving a presentation.
Being under surveillance and getting everyone to notice you can be an uncomfortable experience. The first lesson in body language is that you shouldn’t let it show on the outside, no matter how you feel on the inside.
You can do this by “acting” as if you are a confident speaker who has spoken in front of large crowds of people many times. Visualize what a confident speaker looks like on stage or in a boardroom. Now visualize yourself doing that.
You can also watch TED Talks on YouTube and analyze what the best presenters do. If you can tap into even a small part of the personality and charisma that these people have, you will make great strides in your presentation skills.
First, you have to get the right content. Consider what needs to be included in the presentation and keep it simple. Work on all hot topics and make sure you have evidence and examples as needed.
Before your presentation, you have to practice, practice, practice! Not just once, but many times. The more practice you do, the more confident you will be about the content. Once you know the content inside and out, you can start thinking about how you’re going to present it.
You need it to look as natural as possible even though you’ve practiced to death while you’re presenting. This may sound illogical, but you’ll look more natural when you’ve taken the time to rehearse the presentation over and over.
Throughout the presentation, you need to be dynamic and energetic. You have to sound enthusiastic, like you care about what you have to say and the products or services you offer.
If you don’t care, why should anyone else? Your body language should reflect this energy. Your head should be held high, your eyes should be shining, your gestures should be high, and maybe your fists will clench when you talk about victory or victory, or you may be signaling in your heart that something means a lot to you or you. . company. Don’t get stuck in place; move over time as you change slides or topics. Inject energy into the room. There is no movement that will make the audience’s mind drift.
When you are in front of your audience, you need to be completely balanced and grounded if you stand still. Plant both feet on the floor and pull up your spine. Tuck your pelvis in and pull your shoulders down and back.
Don’t be tempted to put your weight through one hip because your audience will subconsciously perceive you as lacking backbone. Don’t fold your arms or cross your legs, as this will make you appear defensive. Try not to sway as the audience may think you’re a little unbalanced and won’t believe what you’re saying! It’s hard when you’re nervous but try to keep your body exposed and facing the audience as if you were straight and honest without hiding anything. This will help project confidence.
Interact with Your Visuals
Enabling the viewer is a no-no, and you should avoid it as far as possible. If you have a slide with a specific description, navigate to it from time to time, acknowledge its content or describe graphs and diagrams but don’t read them.
Your audience can read and have read the slides within two seconds of appearing on the screen. Instead, use visuals that will grab their attention as you present confidently, face your audience, and make eye contact. You’ve practiced so much that you don’t have to read from the screen, right?
The fact that the way you move, gesture, and use facial expressions helps convey meaning to your audience. If you say one thing, but your body language says something else, your audience will be confused. Their subconscious mind reads the presenter’s body language to understand what is being said. Appropriate gestures and facial expressions will help the audience understand.
Moving is good. It shows confidence and can show that you are wise and dynamic. Step closer to your audience from time to time but don’t get too close to them, or you’ll intimidate them.
Make sure your moves are strong; otherwise there is no point in using it. If you keep your arms locked at your sides or only move with your hands and wrists, you will appear tense in front of the audience, so relax your shoulders and let the movement flow through your arms naturally.
As a rule of thumb, the larger the audience, the wider your movement should be. In front of an intimate board meeting, you can keep your hands fairly close to your body at chest level. In front of a large crowd, you also need to move your shoulders and upper arms. If you have to raise your voice, then raise your gesture.
Not sure you can do it? Of course you can! You don’t need to create the impression of a windmill; You only need to cue certain words or phrases if you want to practice privately. Try saying ‘increase’ or ‘profit increase’ with a gesture. Try saying ‘amazing’ or ‘we will get results this way. It’s not about turning somersaults; it’s about your audience finding you attractive, interested, and attractive.
First Impressions Count!
From the moment you appear in a room or on stage, you need to take ownership and make a positive impression. Shifting towards the podium or fiddling with the equipment won’t generate much confidence among the audience. Instead, walk in front of them, head up, shoulders back, make eye contact, and smile with your eyes and face. say hello to everyone. Take a moment to calm down, take a deep breath, then launch with your opening statement.
Master the stage and pretend to be confident. In no time, you won’t have to pretend anymore!