Before the day of presentations, people usually fret, wondering how to make their presentations stand out, how to make it more noticeable than others. This is a problem faced by not just you alone, but many of the students out there. And of course, this problem not may be limited to just students, but also working adults who are trying to impress their bosses!
So many ask, is there any easy way to achieve this? There's only 1 piece of advice for you: to abandon the conventional way of Presentations and move out to more innovative platforms for amazing Presentations. But before using these platforms that I will introduce later, it will be good to be equipped with a few tips too!
- Make full use of colors and animation! It is necessary to capture audience's attention so that they will be focused on your presentation. Instead of using white background with black colored fonts, try varying the fonts! Research has shown that color can help to sustain audience's attention.
- Give an overview of your presentation before you start, giving audience an idea of what it is going to be about. Also before you end it off, give a wrap up, re-covering the topics that you covered in brief, helping to refresh the audience's mind.
- Make sure that it is interactive. Monotonous talking combined with bits of information after bits of information is sure to kill the audience's attention. Ask a few questions in between, that requires the audience to think!
- Making use of props may be good also to help sustain the attention of the audience. But this depends on your context too. Of course, if you are a working adult giving an official presentation, informal props may not be feasible. Always know and understand your surroundings and set the tone right.
Now back to the programmes that I am going to recommend. I have used quite a few before and one that I will recommend will be Prezi, which was only launched in April 2009. Despite its young history, it is amazing in the tools that it provide us with. It uses a single canvas instead of traditional slides. Text, images, videos and other presentation objects are placed on the infinite canvas and grouped together in frames. The canvas allows users to create non-linear presentations, where they can zoom in and out of a visual map. Just by hearing, you will know that this unconventional way is sure to attract people's attention.
If it is too fancy for you, you can also try out KooBits, which is another interactive, innovative platform for you to create according to your imagination! KooBits is capable of letting you differentiate your presentation from others and making your seemingly lifeless content visually impactful and cooler. Audiences will then be able to remember your point forever, isn't it great! Lastly, it is user-friendly and time saving. Most users will spend a great deal of time learning the software too with very little time to focus on their content but Koobits can give you double the quality in half the time!
So for people, who are IT-challenged, try out Koobits now and you will realize you may not necessarily lose out because of less refined IT skills. An amazing presentation is waiting for you to discover.
To end off, a good presentation depends on the effort you put in too. As much as these programmes can help, they are not capable of doing all the work for you! You have to be the one to put in the hard work and they will then help to enhance your presentations! Make use of these tips and programmes, and you will be sure to capture your audience's attention!