Whether it’s high school, university or work– we’ve all had to give a presentation at some point in our life.
And let’s face it, it can cause the same amount of anxiety as bumping into your ex after gaining a bit of holiday weight.
But never fear, because I’m about to give you three simple tips for structuring the perfect presentation!
Let’s start with what makes a not-so-great presentation:
The early 2000s are dead and gone. And I say that with much delight because my eyebrows were a regrettable disaster during that era. But you know what else a was a total disaster? POWERPOINT TRANSITIONS!
You might want to re-think using the fade transition on the next presentation because the only thing that will fade is the audience’s attention!
Don’t wing it
Sure. You can wing it when it comes to getting out of staff-drinks on a Friday night or even when you’re asked for your opinion on the Brexit-situation (seriously, does anyone even understand that?).
When it comes to presentions, you must prepare! Doing the groundwork is essential. Not only will it help structure your presentation, but also, you’ll feel more confident in yourself, which in turn will allow you to exude confidence on the day you present!
Move away from text-heavy slides
This one is a big no-no. The less text, the better. If you’ve ever been sent an essay-of-an-email that could have been summed up in one line, how did it make you feel? Like you’d rather stub your toe on the corner of the couch.
Be simple, straight to the point, and by having limited text, this will make you look like you have your sh*t together.
The Three Ts
So, how do you structure a presentation that will win your audience over?
The Three Ts
- Tell them what you’re going to tell them
- Tell them
- Tell them what you’ve told them
Want to know more? Watch Front and Centre’s Director Cameron Read discuss the 3 Ts below:
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