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How to create a great presentation

Hello! Here are some tips about how you can create a great presentation🎤:

  1. dont put too much text on each slide and add pictures to make it easier to understand and visually appealing🌅
  2. think about who your audience is so you explain it on their knowledge level👨‍👩‍👧‍👦
  3. talk freely and dont simply read from the slides
  4. Make eye contact with your audience
  5. practice with a timer before and present in front of someone else to get some feedback and practice⌚️
  6. ask if the audience has questions
  7. If you present software, make sure it works 😀
  8. if you are nervous before the presentation, try conscious deep breathing to calm yourself down🧘‍♀️

What are your tips for a good presentation? Have a nice day. 🙂

Top comments (7)

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David Dal Busco

Thank for the share Anja 👍

I am with you specially with 1 ("don't put too much text"). I would even not be surprised, if our editor for slides was designed the way it is because I've got this somewhere in my mind 😜.

To the list we can maybe add GIFs, I guess depending of the audience.

Another tips maybe, is trying to stay "cool" (I know easier to say) if the displayed software or product does not work. Try once, twice, if still doesn't work, go on with the rest of the presentation. Sh*t happens, keeping the presentation flow going on makes easier to switch to next subject as it would have almost not failed. Don't have any metrics about this, just a personal feeling.

anja profile image

Hi David, yes gifs or something funny could be nice if it is not a customer presentation. 😄 And I agree with staying cool during mistakes, swearing looks unprofessional. ^^

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Matt Curcio

Hi Anja,
Yup, sounds like a good list to prepare.
One thing I like to do to get over the nerves is to say hello to people in the crowd. This small act makes the audience more receptive to you overall. It breaks down that initial barrier.

anja profile image

Hi Matt, yes that's a great idea to connect with a few people before your talk. 😊👍 Happy Tuesday.🍁

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Chris Boles

At the end of introducing myself during the opening, I would add that I love meeting new people and to please come say Hi after the presentation. And always show your social handles.

anja profile image

Hi Chris, I agree! This probably eliminates inhibitions for a lot of people. 👍

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