How can we help?
If you’re like us, you’ve sat through your share of presentations where you wanted to eat your own arm off to relieve the boredom. Don’t do that to your audiences. If you do, nothing else matters - you might be brilliant but if you’re boring no one listens to your research, ideas, whatever…
Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be like that.
If you want to keep people awake, good for you! We’ll show you
- how to use stories to hold audiences’ attention
- tools for making even technical subjects ‘flow’
- methods to keep slides alive (if you use slides, of course!)
- tricks and tips which you can use to signpost your presentation.
What makes for an interesting presentation?
Here’s the bad news. No one is hear to listen to you. Unless you’re Bill Gates or Bill Clinton, they’re not. Sorry to break it to you. Audiences are there for one thing alone (except your mum, of course). They’re there to find out what you’ve got to say that helps them. Yes them.
Audiences sit there thinking (if they’re thinking at all) the one key question you need to answer to make your presentation work: What’s In This For Me?
To be interesting, you need to answer that question. Of course, that’s a lot easier to say than to do… :)
Something to think about
How much easier to read is a book than a mindless technical annex? Lots, because it has a story. How much harder to read would a book be without chapters and blank pages - or even spaces between the words? Lots, because these things ‘signpost’ where the reader is in the book. Signposts in presentations work the same way. ‘Chapter heading slides’ and black slides work wonders to keep your audience engaged and paying attention!
If you want to know a bit more about being interesting, drop us an email.