How to Make an Effective Presentation?

How to Make an Effective Presentation?


First of all, I did not have any training in presentation techniques or I do not know much about human psychology and  How to Make an Effective Presentation but I believe that what I will write here will benefit the presenter. I can say that I came to this idea with the feedback I got from my presentations. Therefore, when starting to read this article, you may think that you will learn completely practical knowledge and apply easily.

How can we prepare a more effective presentation, how can we convey what we know more effectively, and how can we regroup when people's focus is dispersed? The biggest obstacle to an effective presentation is the attention and perception of the people, which usually dissipates after 20 minutes. Our primary goal is to know how to concentrate this attention if the presentation will take more than 20 minutes. Let's start from the beginning without going into details,


How to Make an Effective Presentation?
How to Make an Effective Presentation?

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What will I make a presentation on?

The first step of an effective presentation is to understand well on which topic to present. If the content of the presentation is clear, you should review your knowledge of this content. You should be knowledgeable about the subject, and even have enough knowledge to speak and answer questions. Otherwise, it turns into a presentation that you touch on the subject superficially, far from an effective presentation. So, how will you choose the subject? The profile of the participant plays a very important role here. If the profile consists of speakers of the technical language, separate presentation content and subject should be determined if a presentation will be made to the management level. The subject of my presentation and the profile of the participant is very critical. Try to maintain this balance and avoid distractions.

Next month I was asked to give a presentation at a university. The presentation will take place within the scope of the 1-credit course required by the university for the second year students. I did some internet research and google engineering, and I realized that everyone was suffering from this course, and it was like they had to take it at gunpoint (from the comments I read). Why do you think such an impression is formed? Isn't the aim of the students to learn the new, get information and benefit from the presentation? Isn't the purpose of the lesson I'm talking about to provide this to students? Yes to all of them, but I had the impression that the students were uneasy. There can be only one explanation for this. "Content problems, perception losses and information deficiencies created by the presentations made so far". Otherwise, no student will complain about the information he or she receives on a non-technical, social issue, and should not. Unfortunately, many people do the presentations just to have them and they don't care what the other person thinks. Presentations are not about making presentations, but about conveying something to the other person and doing it most effectively. The more people you present, the more effective your presentation is, the more successful your presentation will be.


Is my choice of clothes in the presentation important?

 

It carries a lot! The choice of clothing also shows the value you give to the person in front of you. If you take off t-shirts and jeans while making a presentation to senior executives, this may turn into a disadvantage for you. How you should determine your outfit is very simple. "Be what the other person is". If the people you will be presenting are senior executives, they will probably come across with a suit. If the audience you will be presenting consists of students, they will probably come across with a more sporty outfit. The content of your presentation and the profile of the participants should change your outfit preference. An example; Considering that there are only students and the content of the presentation is a social content, I will not go to this presentation with a suit and rush to show myself different from them. A student wears whatever clothes he/she may be in, and if we go back to the first topic, I prepare and present a presentation content that will not bore them. Thus, the other group feels more comfortable and perceptions are opened. What was the goal, to open up perception and not to dissipate it. Pay attention to the dress!

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How to Make an Effective Presentation?
How to Make an Effective Presentation?

How should I start, continue and end my presentation?

 

So far, I assume that you have completed and considered the two points I wrote above very carefully. Throughout my article, I kept talking about perception and interest. I said that the presentations are one in every aspect. It is not possible to complete this integrity in the first two items and spoil it during the presentation. Let's talk a little bit about how you should behave during the presentation, what is required. A good presentation is always one that you start by introducing yourself. The chapter of introducing yourself depends on the profile opposite and the content of the presentation. If you are presenting in an academic environment, you would say you have a master's degree in business. The start of the presentation is extremely important because a presentation will go well if it starts well. If you are unable to concentrate on your attention while the presentation begins, the attendees will be distracted immediately and their perceptions will shift to other directions. For example, the plaster of the walls, the details of the clothes you wear, the word mistakes you make or deeper, subconscious :) Don't let this happen. When your self-introduction process is over, make a good introduction to the presentation content. You can give examples. You have given these examples "VISUAL" if possible. I wrote it in capital letters and quotation marks because the human brain reacts more quickly to images and visual shapes and thinks with shapes, not with words. You can add an image right at the entrance of the presentation. It ensures that the perception is immediately directed towards the presentation and the subject you are telling so that what you speak is more memorable. The right side of the brain is the creative part, and if you get the other person to use it, you can make them think and imagine and understand the subject better.

 

While your presentation continues, you should pay attention to the words, sentence structure and language and style you use. If you have a very serious profile, don't joke. If there is a more comfortable environment, be comfortable and choose your sentences accordingly. Do not include ads such as "eeee", "aaaa" in your words or sentences. Speak fluently, speak with emphasis. Highlights are very important. Besides, use your body language well. Do not make excessive hand and arm movements. If you are talking on the stage, do not stand where you are, change direction. Changing direction will cause the other person to follow you constantly and prevent distractions. Change your location with slow movements. Do not stand in front of the place where the presentation is projected, never turn your back on others. Try to maintain constant eye contact. Do not read the articles in our presentation! Do not put the information you will read in the slides, add summary information and items. If the other people wanted to read, they could already look and do it. They are there to "LISTEN" you, watch out!

How to Make an Effective Presentation?
How to Make an Effective Presentation?


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Another huge mistake made throughout the presentations is memorization! Memorizing and thinking ahead and planning what to tell is the enemy of an effective presentation. This does not mean that if the presented presentation is 20 minutes, speak for 20 minutes. Plan this, but there is no need to repeat the presentation to plan it, to do it beforehand. What I said at the beginning is to know and learn places we do not know. If you have detailed information about the presentation, you can estimate how long your presentation will take and what you can talk about. It's really simple, give it a try and you'll know what I mean. This process is also a process that improves you. It is difficult to improvise, choose words instantly and construct sentences instantly. Try to achieve the difficult and not even a piece of paper with what you have to tell. Try it yourself. During the presentation "Do you have any questions so far?" Be sure to use expressions. People may be afraid to cut you and ask questions in open and crowded environments. After the presentation, spend 10 minutes with people who will come with you and try to answer the questions they will ask one to one.

 

I said that the purpose of the presentation was to convey what we know. Another goal is if we got out there, we are going to add something to others, then why not add something to ourselves? As you give a presentation, you will overcome your fear (or rather your anxiety) of standing in front of the crowd. After a while, there are 5 people in front of you, 500 people, and it doesn't matter to you. If you have a foreign language, eg English, do not hesitate to present in that language. Making presentations in a foreign language will train your brain more and improve yourself more than presenting in your native language. The thing to watch out for here is the possibility of missing what you know. As you know, you may have trouble putting what you know into words when you do not have a native language. Don't you have to make more presentations to overcome this? Then do it!

 

How to Make an Effective Presentation?
How to Make an Effective Presentation?

During the presentation, I stated that you should pay attention to eye contact with the participants. Why is eye contact so important? You can understand the answer to the question whether the other person is only physically present or is he/she listening to you by just making eye contact. Think of the presentations as short tutorials. When you need to take a break during the training, when you need to collect the perception, you can understand these from the eyes of the participants. When you see people losing their heads, diving while looking, and counting the minutes, know that what you tell is not delivered to your address. Please pay attention to this point.

 

During the presentation, you applied what I mentioned above. So how should you end it? As you conclude, try to end the topic with collating sentences. It could be to summarize what you said. If it will take a long time to summarize, you can talk about the overall presentation and why it is important with a few sentences. Finally, you can ask whether other people have a question.

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How to Make an Effective Presentation?
How to Make an Effective Presentation?

What are the mistakes we know to be right?

 

- A presentation with lots of content, complex and information, with sentences one after the other and not ending is better.

False. The content of the presentation should always be light and keep the focus on you. The stuffing of the slides is just a distraction. Have the least possible level of content in your presentation content. Be the content, not the presentation you reflect. Let the presentation just tell you to remember the topics and what the other person is listening to. In such a situation, do not have to go back and even look at what happened inthe presentation.

-Presentations should have a long time because this way more topics can be covered.

False. Presentations should be as short as possible. If your topic is long in the presentation, it should be paused. If you are not given a situation where you can take a break, add the richest and most important parts of the presentation content in the first 20 minutes. Then try to talk about the more superficial parts. If you do not have a situation where you can do that, dwell on the perception-enhancing issues I mentioned at the beginning and try to attract the distracted attention. Keep the presentation content, duration, and even a presentation you set up for the participants short.

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