How To Producing a Winning Presentation
Producing a winning presentation is more than just arranging a number of facts in a logical manner and conveying it to your listeners. You must engage the audience in multiple ways to successfully achieve the communication goals you should have. Sensory and emotional communications dominate the proceeding of a successful presentation. However, there must also be logical and obvious points to maintain the audience’s attention and interest.
What Will a Successfully Persuasive Presentation Accomplish?
A winning presentation will accomplish many tasks, such as:
- Persuade the audience on a particular point
- Educating the audience
- Expanding existing knowledge
- Offering a fresh perspective to a current topic
- Point out personal value
- Relate relevance of the information
- Exude importance
- Interest the listeners
The audience’s evaluation is of great importance and will improve with a broader context. If the audience is not persuaded on the point that you are targeting, their evaluation of your presentation will not likely be positive.
How to Reach Your Audience in a Way They will Receive
Presenting is all about understanding the audience, including what they expect, how they receive, process, and retain information. You must create clear presentation objectives and focus on them. Straying from your objective’s boundaries will cause an unfocused and scattered presentation.
Engage both right brain and left brain thinking. Do not simply focus on the organization, details, facts, and statistics of a presentation that cater to the left brain thinking. You must also feed the big picture, intuitive, imaginative, and holistic features of the right brain. An excellent presentation will use balanced techniques on sensory, emotional, and analytical levels.
You must make a connection on the sensory and emotional levels to add a human dimension and perspective to your analytical content. Engaging the senses aids in grabbing the listeners’ attention and improving memory recall. Emotional balance builds rapport and creates influence with the audience. Emotion is a huge driving factor when making a final decision. Use your knowledge of how the human brain receives processes and remembers information to develop and deliver a presentation that will easily lend itself to the audience.
In a Nutshell
By implementing the techniques discussed to engage whole brain thinking and address every level of communication, you will achieve positive results from your presentation. Greater productivity is reached when you focus on important issues. Clarity is achieved when information is concise and balanced. Addressing the emotional and sensory levels creates a human connection that is priceless.
By employing the techniques we have discussed to engage your audience’s senses, connect with them on an emotional level, and convey a fresh perspective on the targeted content you will be on your way to producing and delivering a powerfully persuasive presentation. Compliment that by balancing both analytical information and big picture thinking and your presentations will shine above others.