Primus Management Group’s fundraising and promotion campaigns involve giving presentations regularly. Therefore, we train all our associates on how to speak well in public. Proper preparation can make a speech more impactful and less stressful. Here are a few things you should do before making your next presentation:
• Focus on Why: First and foremost, you should develop a clear and concise statement of the value your talk is offering. Beginning your presentation with this will help engage the audience. Additionally, it will guide you in creating the rest of your content.
• Select a Few Key Points: When creating presentations, our Primus Management Group associates always select three or fewer key points. Keeping things focused on only a small number of ideas will make the talk easier to follow. The more complex your presentation, the less powerful it will be.
• Know the Audience: The most effective talks are tailored to the audiences. To realize this goal, start by understanding the people who will be listening. Focus on why they will be there. Consider what will get them excited to hear more about your message.
• Practice: Spend some time running through your presentation in advance. If possible, have a friend or colleague listen to you and provide feedback. An objective opinion can help you hone your talk. Additionally, practice will make the content come more naturally when you give your presentation.
These techniques will help you prepare for the next time you speak publicly. Like Primus Management Group on Facebook to learn more.