Is there a magic formula for preparing a self-introduction for your presentations? If you’re like a lot of the people who come to our site, you probably wish there was because so many of you want to know how to introduce yourselves. Or perhaps you wish you could make yourself disappear so you don’t have to give the presentation at all! 🙂
But what if you could learn how to introduce yourself from a presentation magician? I can hear you asking yourself, “Did he just say a presentation magician??“ Yes, that’s exactly what I said, a presentation magician! Let me explain… (more…)
In this week’s presentation tip video, you’re going to learn a very cool tip from Instructional Designer and presentations blogger Craig Hadden to help you figure out what to say to your audience when starting your presentation. Craig is going to talk about how to get into the mind of your audience with a simple technique that will help you develop your presentation content faster. The great thing is you’ll also better understand what your audience wants to hear.
Why is all this important?
Because if you can talk to your audience and say what they want to hear, then your audience will pay attention and be riveted to you and your presentation. And it’s a lot easier to persuade someone when you can speak to them and say things they want to hear.
And Craig Hadden is going to show you how. (more…)
This presentation’s purpose is to introduce a company to prospective customers. You can change this to suit your company or business. The first thing I want you to notice is the title of the presentation. I used a unique headline to get the audience’s attention and to also tell the audience how many points they will have to pay attention to. Using a specific number like this is a good way to provide a framework for the audience. (more…)
After opening the presentation with the title I then get straight to the point of the topic. This technique can be used when your audience has very little time to spare. Remember it is very important to know who your audience is so you can choose the correct technique for your opening. (more…)
This presentation uses an analogy and a story to begin. Notice that I didn’t mention the presentation’s title; instead, I started with the story to get the audience’s attention. I also used a question to engage the audience and to make them think about how ants can teach us about business. (more…)