How to improve your Presentation Skills?
Knowing how to present an idea or information is a key to your success in any role. Life Skills Coach PiyushMahajan shares some handy tips to improve your presentation skills, be it in terms of content or the delivery. Good presentation skills will also help you to advance your career and excel in your professional life as well.
Knowing how to present an idea or information is a key to your success in any role.
How would you feel looking at nervous presenter whose is not dressed properly, has unimpressive body language, not using proper words, unclear presentation, fonts are not legible, presentation colours make no sense etc?
How will you feel if the presenter is confident, energetic, expressive, is clear on his ideas and message that he wants to share, interactive, dressed appropriately and is comfortable with using visual aids like ppt. Wouldn’t you admire him and want to be like this presenter?
If your answer is yes, then you are going to love these tips to soon find yourself in the 2nd category. I feel there are 2 key components to presentation – content and delivery.
Preparing the Right Content
As a good presenter, you must prepare your content in a way that is engaging and interesting for the audience. Here are a few pointers that will help you prepare the right content for the right audience.
Define Purpose of the Content
The first step in preparing the right content lies in defining the right purpose of the content. The content that you intend to present should answer the following key questions:
Answer to these questions will help you define the purpose and also find out effective ways to present the content in an effective and engaging manner.
Design Content Outline
The second step in preparing the right content for your presentation lies in designing the outline of the content that you want to present. You can design content outline using the following steps:
Delivery of Presentation / Content
Merely preparing the right content is not going to help you become a good presenter. In order to deliver an effective presentation, you must also work on the delivery of content / presentation. One of the key points in presentation delivery is taking care of kinesics which means movement, and refers to the study of hand, arm, body, and face movements. These include: Posture, Gesture, Eye contact, Facial expressions and Appearance.
The following tips will help you improve the delivery of your presentation:
Other Points to Keep in Mind
Apart from the tips discussed above, you can also consider the following tips to add more value to your presentation and improve your presentation skills:
These were the few important tips that can help you improve your presentation skills and emerge as an effective and engaging presenter. For more tips, tricks and information to improve your personality and professional skills, visit www.jagranjosh.com.
About the Expert:
Ms Piyush Mahajan is a certified life coach and soft skills facilitator. She has over 11 years of experience in the GeoSpatial industry where she worked as a senior data specialist. Having found her life’s calling, she gave up a promising career as a Data Specialist and decided to become a life skills coach.