Don’t get me wrong. Slides are a very important component of giving a presentation, but they are not the only part. YOU are the key most integral element to giving an effective presentation. Your slides, knowledge, attire, body language, and tone of voice will all be critiqued while presenting. Therefore, it is imperative that you work on all of these components to become a powerful presenter.
Of course your slides need to be accurate and concise. They also must be grammatically correct. If you are the subject matter expert on the material being presented you don’t need to focus on the slides while presenting. This is your opportunity to show your story telling skills! Make it conversational instead of instructional.
Know your audience and dress appropriately to present to that particular audience. This may require a little research on your part but it is better to be properly prepared. After all you don’t want to lose your audience at first glance because of your attire.
Your confidence will be displayed in your body language and your voice. Non-verbal communication is of high importance when presenting. Therefore, your verbal and non-verbal communication must be in sync.
When you perfect your slides, knowledge, attire, body language and tone of voice you will become a powerful presenter. As an overall powerful presenter you will get noticed and given more opportunities to excel. Join the conversation and share your thoughts below.