How To Create The Most Memorable Awe-Inspiring Presentations
Are you in college and your course requires you to do a presentation in front of your entire lecture class? Or are you a business person who travels and give presenters in numerous cities and states around the world promoting various products and services? Whatever your situation there’s no need to worry. Awe-inspiring memorable presentations done by world renown Steve Jobs, Scott Harrison’s, and Gary Vaynerchuk can move mountains. After following the top 10 lessons from the world’s most captivating presenters you will be well prepared for your presentation and able to move mountains too.
Create a Story
The first step in creating an awe-inspiring presentation is to generate a story that captures the heart and mind by incorporating stories and images. Since a presentation is essentially a visual story, make sure your story has a beginning, middle, and an end.
Emotions help to move mountains because once emotions are triggered they release dopamine signals within the brain. You should therefore lead your presentation with concepts and ideas that will trigger emotions.
The next tip is to create slides that could generate a “yes” response from your audience. This allows your audience the opportunity to answer how, what, and why questions. You should begin to explain why we should care and demonstrate how your product or service will make lives better. You should utilize language that is easy and simple to follow on the slide. Avoid using too much jargon that just clouds the screen and deters the audience from reading it.
Illustrate Your Point Clearly
The use of metaphors applies meaning to what you’re presently discussing and should be used whenever possible. The biggest misconception in presentations is to use bullet points. However, an awe-inspiring presentation permanently avoids the use of bullet points. Steve Jobs has never ever used bullet points and is considered by millions of people one of the most memorable and captivating keynote presenters in the world.
Another key lesson in creating an awe-inspiring presentation is to not simply tell your audience, but to show them. This can best accomplished through imagery since the brain tends to process images 60,000 times faster than actual words.
Just remember that you’re participating in a performance and not a presentation. You must therefore practice, practice, and practice so more. Famous awe-inspiring presenters allocate a lot of practice time into preparing for a presentation. A one hour presentation generally requires 30 hours of creating the story, 30 hours of building slides, and 30 hours of rehearsing. There is no shortcut available because excellence requires a lot of hard work and dedication.
By following the aforementioned lessons you can be one of the world’s most captivating presenters. If creating and developing an awe-inspiring presentation is your ultimate goal you must follow all 10 steps as mentioned. Move mountains just like the world’s most famous keynote presenters.