Build an Empire With Your Presentation Skills
One of the biggest problems that presentation designers have is creating a prolonged interest in the information that is being presented. When an audience doesn’t see any value in a presentation, they’ll tune out that presentation quickly. The good news is that it is pretty easy to spice up a presentation so that you can build an empire with the value your information has to provide. Here’s how your skills can help you recruit people to join your side:
Establish an Identity With Your Presentation
In order to get someone’s attention, you’ve got to establish a unique identity that tells them that your presentation is better and different that other presentations with similar concepts. One of the easiest ways to do that is to step outside of the box when it comes to your font choices. Just about everyone chooses Arial, Calibri, or the dreaded Comic Sans. Times New Roman is also a pretty common font for those who like a more traditional presentation. With literally thousands of fonts, choose a few different ones, incorporate them all, and you’ll create individuality through variety.
Use Color Schemes That Contrast Instead of Compliment
Did you know the reason why a word processing program utilizes a white background with black text as a default is because that color contrast is the easiest for the human eye to distinguish? When you want to make a dramatic point, utilize color opposites that don’t create a reading problem for people. White on black or black on white are often the best choices, though blues and greys can also be used and provide variety to a presentation as well. Complimentary colors, like shades of grey together, make for discomfort and that creates an unwillingness to listen.
Make Your Point In 3 Seconds Or Less
The visuals that you include with your presentation are going to be the first thing people see and think about. Instead of attempting to make your point through your graphic, make your point by sharing it with the words you’re saying. Use the graphics to convey the key point about what you’re saying and then you fill in the blanks of that key point instead of the graphic images you’re using. When you do that, people will stay tuned… unless they find no value in your key point, that is.
Assume That Your Audience Is Intelligent
Nothing is worse than using your graphics to communicate the fact that you feel your targeted audience are morons. Many times this is done unintentionally, but it is still accomplished! Little things, like having a presentation on “4 Tips For Success” and labeling each slide “Tip 1 of 4” or “Tip 2 of 4” will tell people “Did you remember this is about 4 tips for success? It’s not 3 tips. It’s not 5 tips. It’s just 4 tips for success.” Those fine details will make or break your presentation, so it’s always better to err on the side of intelligence.
Your presentation can recruit people to join your empire! Utilize these tips today and you’ll soon have your own army, recruited through the value you’re providing, and you’ll be able to conquer your field in no time at all. Start today!