So every story has logical parts, rules and necessary composition structure. All this helps you to speak better and more interesting (to get your result) and helps them to listen carefully and know more (their result). Your presentation is your story which you are going to tell to your audience. The same composition laws and rules work in this case.
How to compose your presentation better?
First you need to chose a topic. How to do it in a right way, you can see in our previous article. How To Find A Great Idea For Your Presentation
You've got a topic? Brilliant! Now you can think about the composition. The composition means an emotional and interesting way which you are going to follow with your attendees together during your presentation. Every presentation, even a very boring one or full of facts, causes people to feel something, evokes their emotions.
What parts does a good story or presentation have?
- We show a problem.
- We show its importance and meaning to our audience.
- We show a decision.
- We prove the decision.
- We show how this decision can help our audience to solve their problem.
These parts may be repeated for several times, but you need to keep the sequence and the emotional logic.
Start from introducing yourself and welcome your audience here.
Tell them what is your presentation topic and problem.
Use a main part of your presentation to tell about points of your topic and message. Don't speak too much and fill them up with lots of facts.
Summarise shortly your topic and points you've told them about.
Say thank you.
Finish in a positive way, shortly and strongly.
You can also use a WWH model. What does it mean?
W – What?
What you are going to tell to your attendees. This is not about specific words. This is about your mission and key messages. Think in advance about your audience, what do they need to hear during your presentation, what do they learn from your words, what is their most important interest or point to discuss. What results will they gain when you finish your speech? What can they do with their new knowledge or emotions they've felt at your performance. What is your own benefit and expected result? Measure and write down these factors.
W – Why?
This means you must understand why you are here and why they are here. When you talk, your attendees think about your words. They already know what you are telling and what they want to remember. And now they are thinking about – why we should follow his advice, why we should do what he says, why we should believe this fact is true, and so on. Answer these questions and think how to do it clearly and correctly. You must be good in a topic you are speaking about and you must feel and behave confident to stay here and to talk to your audience. "Why" question can help you to earn your audience's trust.
H – How?
How you can provide your message to people who are here to listen to every your word? How do they get all the necessary information? How do you can communicate and interact them more and more to discuss all your common topics and questions? How they will achieve their results when your presentation is finished? How you will see that the presentation was effective and your audience is satisfied? All-in-one presentation systems may help you to get a full real time feedback – so you can control what is happening now, is your discussion productive and interesting. Try it and you will see the results.
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