Tuesday Tips: 4 Secrets to Help You Nail Your Work or School Presentations
Whether you’re still in college or your second job post-grad, perfecting your presentation skills is an important skill.
Presenting isn’t something that comes naturally to everyone, so The Brand Girls are sharing our 4 secrets to help you nail your work or school presentations.
Keep it simple: One problem with a lot of presentations is they’re too complicated for the audience to follow. You want to make it as easy as possible for your listeners to connect the dots.
Get to the point: Here’s one of our quick guides to check if your presentation gets to the point:
If your friend didn’t get the point of your presentation, go back to #1 and simplify until your point is clear.
Find the WHY for your audience: Spend a few minutes thinking about your audience and WHY they should care about your presentation.
Ask yourself questions ahead of time like “How will this affect them?” “Are there any actions they need to take after this presentation?” “What questions might they have?”
You want to do as much of the work for your audience ahead of time as possible.
Practice, practice, practice: We’ve all seen a presentation that someone threw together the night before… The most important thing you can do to perfect your presentation is PRACTICE.
Pro tip: Practice in front of your mirror or take a video of yourself so you can check your body language and pace of the speech!
With The Brand Girls’ easy tips, you’ll be a flawless presenter in no time!
Written By: Jasmine Williams
Brand Girls Client + BG Blog Intern