Presentation Design 15

9 Effective Presentation Tips That Simply Work [Infographic]

presentation tipsYou see my friend, chances are that your presentations are designed to produce sales, convey ideas, educate people, or get them to make a decision.
But whatever your goal is, you’ll never succeed at reaching it if you can’t create effective presentations that have specific objectives, convey a clear message and create value for your audience. Still skeptical? Read on.
According to a new new Prezi survey, 70% of employed Americans who give presentations say presentation skills are critical to their success at work. 70% uffff… To me, this finding reflects just how important (and overlooked) making great presentations is to one’s career.
To show you how you can create great presentations, I’ve created an infographic that breaks down all the steps you need to follow.




9 Presentation Tips That’ll Juice Up Your Deck

presentation tips
Click here to view an enlarged version of this infographic
Embed This Image On Your Site (copy code below):
<!—– Copy and Paste This Code Into Your Post —->
<div style=”clear:both;”><a href=”http://www.pptpop.com/9-actionable-presentation-tips-thatll-make-you-stand-out/“><img title=”9 Actionable Presentation Tips That’ll Make You Stand Out” src=”http://www.pptpop.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/PPTPOP_Presentation_tips_infographic.png” alt=”9 Actionable Presentation Tips That’ll Make You Stand Out” width=”600″ height=”6000″ border=”0″ /></a></div><div>Courtesy of: <a href=”http://www.pptpop.com/9-actionable-presentation-tips-thatll-make-you-stand-out/“>PPTPOP</a></div>
<!—- End Embed Code —->

Conclusion – How to Make Great Presentations?

Let’s recap here… effective presentations boils down to these 9 tips:

 

1. Know your audience [Relevancy]
2. Know your goals [Relevancy]
3. Craft a compelling message [Value]
4. Create an outline [Clarity]
5. Arrange your slide elements [Clarity]
6. Pick a color theme [Design + Consistency]
7. Leverage the use of visual elements [Design + Consistency]
8. Hook your audience [Persuasion]
9. Measure effectiveness [Tracking & Improvement]
HAHA, so clearly… there’s still a bunch of work to be done.action
Too many presentations are just focused on getting people notice unimportant details that won’t fix their problems, benefit to them or help them in some way. There’s too much fluff, too much fat, and not enough meat.
So yes my friend, focus on the meat, and make sure to  deliver content that pinpoints your audience interest. Help them get more of what they want. Educate them. Get ’em to learn something that can benefits to THEM.  Always start with asking yourself:
“What are my goals + what are my audience goals?”
Start from there,  identify what needs to be covered in your deck to reach these goals, and you’ll be set to deliver effective presentations that make sense.




Infographic references

– Heath, Dan and Chip. 2007. SUCCESs Model. Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die.
– Fisher, Anne. 2013. Giving a speech? Conquer the five-minute attention span.
– Tips for Effective Presentations – Using Four Important Design Concepts». Columbia University
– Planning an effective presentation. University of Leicester.
– Weinschenk, Susan. 2012. 13 Facts Every Presenter Should Know About People.
– Teteak, Jason. 2013. How to do a presentation – 5 steps to a killer Presentation.
– Duarte, Nancy. 2008. «Designing effective slides». Slide:ology. 88, 94.
– Hyatt, Michael. 2012. 5 Rules for More Effective Presentations.
– Reynold, Garry. 2008. «Story and Storytelling». Presentation Zen. 84-87.
– McPhillips, Cathy. 2014. A Simple Plan for Measuring the Marketing Effectiveness of Content. Content Marketing Institute.
– Berryhill, Anthony and Lagunes, Paul. 2008. Public Speaking for Teachers I: Lecturing Without Fear. Yale University.

Additional resources


Like what you’ve read? Share it !

Want to accelerate your learning?

If you want to learn how to craft copy and pitches that conquer the souls, minds and wallets of your audience, subscribe to the list here. Sign up today and get instant access to The Non-Sucky Persuasion Toolkit. It includes:
  • The Non-Sucky Persuasion Checklist. Does your pitch hit the mark or are you boring people like every one else? Check out the 30 most critical elements that’ll help you convince and make a fantastic impression.
  • The 19 Human Desires and Wants that are hard-wired in every one of us… and responsible for more sales than all other human wants combined.
  • 2 Foolproof Formulas to craft intros that stick and sell. These two easy, three-step formulas will help you craft persuasive biz intros and headlines in minutes.
  • A Surprise – the only thing I can tell you is that it will help you build sexier slide decks…

You Might Also Like