How to Make Successful Business Presentations that are Effective ? These are some essential tools for your next Business Presentation .
- Don’t underestimate preparation time .
- 80% of your time should be spent on how you’re going to deliver your slides and only 20% on the content itself .
- Draw your presentation out before you start using it , to visualize the vision of the presentation before going into it .
- Presentation could be way more time consuming than actual delivery .
- Use of gestures : Use your hands to be convincing .
- Remember who your audience is and put yourself in their shoes when putting your presentation together . This includes being aware of language , visuals , timing and attitude .
- First impressions are everything . Make sure within the first 30 seconds of your presentation that you persuade them to stay along for the rest of your time .
- Use humor . If you are good at telling humorous stories, use this to your advantage because they keep your audience’s attention .
- Use high quality images and graphics to enhance your stories .
- Presentable typography
- Utilize color guide :
Red – excitement , alert
Green – growth
Yellow – confidence , warmth , wisdom
Purple – dignity , sophistication
White – professionalism , new , innocence
Blue – truth , trust , justice
Black – authority , strength
Orange – action , optimism
Brown – friendliness – warmth
Gray – integrity , maturity
- Create custom – made templates with modern designs / aesthetics .
Keep it simple yet effective .
In this case , Less is more .