Presentation Tips That Will Take You From Nowhere to Somewhere

Jul 19, 2023 | Presenting

Being able to present effectively is essential for many roles. Whether you’re presenting to your manager/supervisor or leader, team, company, customer, or the board, if you want to be successful in your career, how you present matters. And, while many don’t love presenting and say they aren’t good at it, I can tell you that taking your presentation game from a “meh” to a home run is not as hard as you might think it is. 

Here are some quick tips to elevate your next presentation:

1. Ignite interest

The best way to ignite interest is to make your presentation interactive. By involving the audience and having them be a part of the story you’re telling, you have a greater chance of them being engaged and remembering what you said later as they’re now invested in the information. Even if your presentation is to inform or update on something, find ways to bring your audience into the conversation throughout your time in front of them.

2. Be relevant

The most important thing about any presentation is that it needs to be applicable to your audience. How you present the year-end sales report to your team is very different from how you would present it to the board. The information presented to a new client will be different from an existing client. Who needs detail and who needs top level information? What information is important for each audience?

3. Preparation makes perfect

Practice, practice, practice. Make sure you know your slides inside and out, so you’re not looking at them all the time or worse, reading from them. If this is a big presentation with a lot on the line, rehearse it in front of a skilled, trusted advisor who can provide you with valuable and critical feedback on a few levels including content and the way you look and sound delivering it. 

Take your time as presentations are important and are a lot more fun and way more impactful when you are well prepared. 

Bonus, this all applies for all public speaking too. To book a training session, click here to fill out our contact form.

Paul Bramson

Paul Bramson

Paul Bramson is renowned as a powerhouse on keynote stages and in training arenas. He is widely regarded as being one of the most impactful speakers, trainers and C-suite coaches in the world today. Paul is recognized as a leading authority and thought leader in the areas of communication, leadership and sales boasting media mentions in Forbes, Fast Company, Fortune, BuiltIn, Yahoo, and MSN. With an extensive 25-year tenure, Paul has continually ignited and empowered professionals, leaders, and teams across all echelons. His ability to captivate and engage audiences originates from an authentic zeal, unique aptitudes, and an unyielding dedication to professional and personal enhancement.