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13 Ways to spice up your business presentation

Updated: Aug 16, 2019

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I am an Entrepreneur and Struggling for many years Now I am growing day by day. I had done many mistakes during startup and learn from them, So I don't want you to do mistakes in your life that's Why I am going to share my experiences that i had learned from Experienced peoples during Struggle.


So without Any Delay Let's Start , Here the top ways to spice your business presentations First one is

1. Think about Your Audience


13 Ways to spice up your business presentation: Before you start to design a business presentation, spend some time thinking about those who are going to receive your message. What do they have in common? What do you know about who they are? What do they feel? And how can I help them enjoy the experience? What experiences have they had? Where are they coming from? Consider, from the audience’s perspective- what is so important about what I have to say? Why should they listen? How will they benefit?


2. Connect the Audience


13 Ways to spice up your business presentation: It is more than asking questions and showing slides, it is putting something in their hands, it is incorporating movement, it is using as many of their senses as possible to get them and keep them involved.


If you are talking about something with an aroma, then work the smell into your presentation, use a candle, home baked cookies, incense, whatever it takes. Perhaps it is a sound, a firecracker, jet engine, ocean waves- find a way to duplicate it for your audience’s aural stimulation. Perhaps it is a taste, give them something to remind them of the taste, a candy bar; a drink; ice cream- be creative. Maybe it is a texture- then give them something to feel, sandpaper, a piece of cloth, a rock, use your imagination, but incorporate some type of extra sensory experience for your audience to participate with you in the presentation. Be creative and push the envelope.



3. Be Prolixity in Your Closing


13 Ways to spice up your business presentation: Once you had delivered the main thrust of your PowerPoint presentation and have involved the audience, leave them wanting more. Be concise in your closing remarks. Highlight the high points and then be on your way. Too many speakers close with their main points but continue to drag on thinking that re and re-emphasizing will make the message stick. When it is time to end, then end. Don’t keep re-covering the topics and never introduce new material. If you have considered the audience, gotten them involved, then you can make a quick recap and let their involvement continue to speak after you have stopped.


4. Tell a Story Based on Real


13 Ways to spice up your business presentation: The trick is to use a story that is short, entertaining and relevant. Economist and attorney Robert Litan does this well. He uses stories to introduce and explain concepts, establish context and to support his arguments.


You can also use stories as a way into data-heavy presentations. Supplement charts, graphs and tables with success stories about how the data was generated or used.


An open book on green grass Audiences of all ages and backgrounds respond to stories. They’re a familiar, consumable medium of communication that makes expressing a point (or dressing up a dull presentation) much easier.


5. Take benefits of Current Environment


13 Ways to spice up your business presentation: Tony Robbins, life coach and leadership expert, is a good example of how to interact with your environment. Notice how he relaxes his body and interacts with audience members. By pacing the room he keeps the focus on his movements and his words.


A notebook that says 'don't just stand there'A good presenter doesn’t hide behind a lectern or a screen.


Interacting with your environment by moving around the room, using empty space and varying the distance between you and your audience will spice up your presentation and keep people engaged.



6. Reference the current events and pop culture


13 Ways to spice up your business presentation: The key is to keep your references professional and relevant. Always make sure that you can relate the information back to your presentation material.

Referencing pop culture in particular is an effective way to inject humour into your presentation, which will keep your audience engaged. Barack Obama has been known to do this, and Chinese President Xi Jingping has done it too.


US President Barack Obama The best presenters are well read and up to speed on the news of the day. Relating your topic to recent events that are front-of-mind for your audience will make your information topical and reliable.


7. Miss the PowerPoint


13 Ways to spice up your business presentation: Skip the trouble and focus on delivering your presentation without a visual aid. Your audience won’t miss the black-on-white bullet point slides, and you won’t find yourself accidentally talking to a screen instead of others in the room.


If you need to refer to talking points or prompts, keep them on a smartphone or tablet that you can use as a prop. Offer to send your notes to your listeners after the presentation is over, so they can refer to them later. A blank notebook, a smartphone and a pen on a tableIf possible, don’t use PowerPoint in your presentation. Unless you happen to be a graphic designer, creating an engaging PowerPoint is time consuming and rarely done well. This is especially true if your content is data-heavy.



8. Simplify visual aids


13 Ways to spice up your business presentation: Ten slides. This is the optimal number of slides in a PowerPoint presentation, because the average person can’t comprehend more than ten concepts in a session.

Twenty minutes. Keep talking time to a maximum of twenty minutes. Use any remaining time for discussion and questions.

Thirty-point font. With a larger font size you reduce the amount of text on a slide. This ensures you’re communicating only essential information, and it’s easier for your audience to absorb.


A half painted wall and a foam roller If you must use a PowerPoint presentation, remember that less is more.


9. Use Fat and Slow Speak Technique


13 Ways to spice up your business presentation: It’s important, however, to not speak too slowly. Avoid sounding monotonous by varying your pace and speaking fast and slow, pausing frequently to let information sink in. A garden snail Your listeners can only hear and comprehend so much at a time.


Speaking at a steady, deliberate pace that is easy to follow will help you be more persuasive and win your audience over. Research shows that a slower pace will also deepen your listener’s respect for you, and have a calming effect on the atmosphere of the room.




10. Do Use of Colors


13 Ways to spice up your business presentation: Colors carry connotations and can be a powerful psychological tool when presenting. The color blue, for example, is associated with calm and safety while green is associated with success and activity. Men in suits showing colorful socks If you’re using a PowerPoint or other visual aid, use a color scheme that is professional and engaging.


Use colors to evoke particular feelings and responses from your listeners, but don’t overdo it. Keep it simple, avoid contrasting colors and think carefully about which colors you’ll use.


11. Encourage interaction of audience


13 Ways to spice up your business presentation: There are a number of ways to do this. Simple tactics, like pacing and making eye contact, are an effective way to interact with audience members. Posing questions to the audience or stimulating a group discussion also work well.


If appropriate, have your listeners complete short activities or give them time to pose questions to you and the group at large. A presentation that involves all people – presenter and listeners included – will be more engaging and memorable. a man writing on a whiteboard You can easily spice up a presentation by encouraging your audience to interact with you and with each other.


12. Don't forget to warm up your voice


13 Ways to spice up your business presentation: Speaking clearly and in a conversational way requires you to engage the muscles used for speech: the larynx, lips and vocal chords.


Humming scales and buzzing your lips are two ways to warm up your voice before giving a presentation. With a proper warm up, you’ll be able to utilize the full range of your voice, vary your pace and tone and avoid sounding monotonous. A yawning Golden Retriever


At last point but not the least...


13. Practice Practice Practice ....


13 Ways to spice up your business presentation: You need to train yourself to speak slowly, interact with your environment and present with confidence. Research other presentation techniques and tools and incorporate them into your own performance, or consider training with your colleagues and communications specialists.


For Example: A woman preparing to run around a track Naturally, one of the best ways to give a good presentation is to practice.

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