Giving presentations to audiences, large or small, can be a difficult task. You’re going to be in front of a group of people, some of which you may know and others which are total strangers. You’re on stage and all eyes are on you. Every word, your appearance, the tone of your voice – not to mention the actual content of your presentation – will be scrutinized in every way.
Business presentations take many forms, usually extremely formal with highly detailed information. How do you make sure the audience doesn’t get lost in the detail and lose focus on the overall message? Other presentations are informal and the difficulty is in controlling the cross-talk. The ideal outcome is that when the audience leaves, they remember the information and are impressed with the overall presentation. The following offer some guidelines on how to achieve that.