Thursday, November 5, 2015


Slow Start
·         Need to open every presentation in a way that breaks the audience’s preoccupation and causes them to be present mentally as well as physically
·         Close a presentation with a summary or a call to action

Ending Late
·         Set intermediate times in your presentation to keep on track
·         Cut out material that is not absolutely ‘need to know’
·         Don’t wait until the end to cut

Asking “are the any question”
·         Use openers like:
o   “now let’s have your questions”
o   “now it’s time to ask those questions you have”
o   “What question do you have?”

Unreadable visuals
·         Shows lack of respect for the audience
·         It’s important how the message is communicated
·         Take time to develop simple visual
·         Make visuals visual: colour graphic images, pictures, and charts communicate better than words
·         Use graphics to put pictures in your audience’s mind
·         Test visual in advance
·         Be sure visuals can be read from the back of the room without strain
·         Make it easy for the audience to take in the message

Lack of preparation
·         Practise your opening and closing
·         Practise using your visual aids and integrate them smoothly with your words
·         Practise moving and gesturing
·         Practise varying your voice to add life to your message
·         By practising, you’ll get better, more confident, and more successful

Lack of enthusiasm
·         Use your voice, stance and gestures to show excitement about your topic

Tip On How to Peak to Senior People
1.   Do your homework
2.   Look at all possibilities
3.   Plan for the unexpected
4.   Meet with audience member individually in business needs that concern them.
5.   Relate topic to business need that concern them
6.   Focus on result: cost savings, efficiencies, profit possibilities impact on customer.
7.   Understand and use their language.
8.   Make your point crisply
9.   Use graphs, charts and visuals
10.       In persuading, state what other peers are doing
11.       Show how they can look good
12.       Use neutral language to be sure no one looks bad
13.       Be structured and methodical
14.       Dress up to their level
15.       Share information, don’t lecture them
16.       Keep on time and on topic

Shared From Article by
Vithyaa Ramiah
Accontant Today.
March 2006

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