Did you know that an estimated two million+ presentations take place every day across the world?
Each day, presenters reach out to audiences intending to engage them, challenge them and get them thinking. These presenters have an innovative idea to share, and they want their audience to share their passion and enthusiasm. If all presentations were successful, think of the impact two million of them would have on our society each and every day.
But, the success of presentations is often brought into question. Think about it: when was the last time you attended a presentation that really inspired you; that challenged you and really got you thinking? When was the last time you fully grasped the presentation’s message and walked out thinking that it was worth your time? Chances are you probably can’t remember.
A great presentation has some simple, yet essential steps that need to be adhered to. However, these key steps are still being ignored by presenters, resulting in presentations that are nothing more than a waste of effort, time, resources and money.
Eager to communicate their ideas, presenters are missing out on the fundamental basics of presentations, which mean they fail to have the intended impact. A presentation is considered a simple way of reaching out to an audience; but actually, an effective presentation is extremely difficult to achieve. And this is because presenters are not familiarising themselves with – or using – the key, basic steps.
If creating and delivering effective presentations was simple, then we wouldn’t have such negative opinions of them. But, by familiarising themselves with the key steps, presenters can change that perception – all they need to do is get back to basics.