How to give a presentation people will rememberThis week, I’m going to teach you how to give a memorable presentation with one sentence. You’re going to learn a simple, but in my opinion, a really cool way to make any presentation more memorable. Will it take a bit of thinking? Yes. Will it hurt? Maybe. But good things are always worth a little suffering, no? 🙂

Why this presentation tip?

Well, I’ve shown you some ways to choose a great topic; in fact, how to choose a topic that rocks… But now that you know to choose a topic, how do you make a presentation memorable? Surprisingly, you can do it with just one sentence!

“Impossible!” you say? Let’s have a look and see how that can be done… You can watch the video below or skip down and read all about it.

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How to give an unforgettable presentation

Big Challenges

There are three real big, primary challenges with any presentation…

  • First, you have to choose the topic.
  • Second, you have to make sure the presentation’s not boring.
  • And third, you have to actually GIVE the presentation!

If you’ve made it that far and have done a good job, the next step is making your presentation memorable. It’s said that most people forget what happened in a presentation within an hour or so afterwards. If a week has gone by, you can pretty count on your presentation being a faint memory. So it’d be a good idea take the next step in your presentation, which is to make it memorable.

Sounds good in theory, but…

How the heck do you that, right? Remember how I recently talked about choosing presentation topics that rock? Sure you do! If not, shame on you… and now click here 🙂

Anyway, I’m going to assume you’re ok with choosing a topic. If not, click that link above. Once you’ve got your topic chosen, here’s how you give a memorable presentation with one sentence:

  1. Determine the main idea / point / argument / benefit / advantage / or theme of your presentation.
  2. Write that down in plain English using a simple grammatical structure; make it short and easy to repeat
  3. Put your short, simple sentence on your presentation title slide and repeat it verbally (and visually if you like), throughout your presentation.

For example: Give a memorable presentation with one sentence

Why It Works

This works because your one sentence is like a slogan in an ad. The more we see and hear it, the easier it is to remember. The best examples in presentations come from Apple…

  • The original iPod: “A thousand songs in your pocket”
  • The MacBook Air: “The ultimate everyday notebook”

If you watch the presentations introducing those two products, you’ll notice how often you’ll see and hear those phrases. And that’s what will also make your presentations more memorable, so give it a try.

Recap: How to give a memorable presentation with one sentence

  1. Determine: main idea / point / argument / benefit / advantage / theme of your presentation.
  2. Write that down in plain English using a simple grammatical structure; make it short and easy to repeat
  3. Put your short, simple sentence on your presentation title slide and repeat it verbally (and visually if you like), throughout your presentation.

Question for you…

What are the three biggest challenges people have with giving presentations?

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Carl

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