HOW TO Give a Great Presentation - 7 Presentation Skills and Tips to Leave an Impression

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pay practitioners today I'm going to be

teaching you with the help of my friend

Dana Blouin the top seven tips for a

great presentation

Dana blue and as an entrepreneur

currently living in Bangkok Thailand

where he is a co-founder and CEO of a

company called mango labs anyways here's

some of his tips we all have to give

presentations at different points in our

life that might be for school or work or

an organization that you weren't

involved with no matter where we give

the presentation or to who we want to

make sure that it has the impact on the

audience and that it's memorable these

are seven tips that are going to ensure

that you nail the presentation and leave

a lasting impression on your audience

number one know your audience the first

step in preparing for any presentation

should be to get a better idea of who

your audience is knowing your audience

will allow you to understand the type of

content they are going to be expecting

with regards to depth and technical

detail you wouldn't want to give the

same presentation to a group of high

school students who are interested in

entrepreneurship that you went to a

roomful of startup founders and CEOs

because their expectations and level of

understanding will be on completely

different levels dig up as much as you

can about who your audience is what

industries they work in and what

positions they generally hold this

allows you to really tailor the content

and delivery of the presentation in a

way that will really make it stand out

and be 'rememorable too many times

people give killer presentations at one

venue to a group made up of their core

audience and then bomb on the same

presentation to a different group

because they didn't make the changes

they needed to better address the new

audience just because you kill it in one

audience doesn't mean the same exact

content will replicate the reaction with

all audiences number two use structures

to build on ideas if you stand up and

give a presentation and all the points

you want to make are just tossed around

randomly and they don't make any sense

not too many people are going to enjoy

your presentation and if they remember

it it's likely that it's not for the

reasons that you want them to however if

you structure your presentation in a way

that each idea each section builds on

the one before it you help your audience

connect with the content and create

logical links between the concepts this

is a great way to make more complex

ideas easier for the audience to

understand and remember

number three use visuals another great

tool to cement those ideas in the mind

of your audience is to use visuals like

charts graphs and infographics to

illustrate and communicate a concept as

many as 65 percent of people are

considered to be visual learners so if

you don't take this approach in your

presentation you are going to ignore the

vast majority of the population using an

image regardless of if it's a picture

graph or chart can be a much more potent

conveyor of information and has a much

more powerful impact on the audience a

single image can convey so much

information just like the old saying

that a picture's worth a thousand words

it really is think of the impact this

can have when explaining data or results

in a presentation if you had to stand

there in front of your audience and go

through every data point verbally it can

get bad quickly and this is much more

common of an occurrence than you might

think but if you're able to visualize

that data for your audience with a graph

or chart you instantly make it much more

understandable and memorable showing

someone 200 percent growth with a graph

is much more exciting than explaining it

while they're looking at the raw data

for example if I took away the screen of

this video and all you saw was black it

wouldn't be near as exciting number four

repetition is your friend having a bit

of structure in your presentation goes a

long way in keeping the audience engaged

because they can follow the information

from step to step but even more than

just structuring the flow of the

presentation you also want to build in

repetition this encourages people to

remember the key points of the

presentation and helps it stick which

again makes it and you more memorable a

classic way to go about repetition is

something Dana learned early on when he

started his public speaking career

another speaker at a big regional tech

event came up to him after a talk and

complimented Dana on is delivery in the

depth of the material but asked why he

didn't use more repetition Dana was a

bit stumped because he never really

thought about that before the other

speaker suggested that Dana start

telling the audience what it is he

wanted to tell them just to give them a

brief rundown of the key points after

that move right into the body of the

presentation and tell them exactly what

was highlighted at the beginning but

obviously with more detail and extra

elements that you add in to make the

presentation stick then in the

presentation by telling them what you

just told them reminding them of the key

points and a brief summary for final

repetition using this technique helps to

reinforce the main points of the

presentation at least three times at the

beginning middle and end the key is to

find a way to do this that it feels

natural and not overly scholastic and

that takes practice which we'll talk

about later on tip number five have a

story to tell

the difference between an average

presentation that people zone out of and

a great presentation that keeps them

engaged is how you convey the

information to the audience

a great way to convey the information or

key points of your presentation is to

use a story

using a story preferably an interesting

one you get your point across and you're

creating a moment in the presentation

that is memorable and easier for the

audience to recall later it's also

hopefully going to be something that

catches their attention pulling them in

to what you were saying one of the keys

here though is that it has to be a story

you can tell with commitment and it has

to be true always be honest with your

audience because because if you're not

they will know and you will have lost

all credibility tip number six be

relatable being relatable is actually

one of the most important factors of

your delivery you want to be someone

that your audience can relate to but

they would feel comfortable with talking

to even when giving a talk as an expert

on a topic you want the audience to feel

the relation it helps them mentally

engage with your content and remember

you and your talk

most people don't feel comfortable going

up and talking to a stern authority

figure and no one wants to listen to

someone with no confidence so there's a

fine balance you need a strike and

here's how the most important thing you

can do to come across as more relatable

is to be authentic be yourself another

great way to accomplish this is to work

on coming across as relaxed which can be

difficult if you're not used to

presenting but this goes a long way to

helping people see you as relatable the

final way you can be a more relatable is

to be enthusiastic about your

presentation your enthusiasm will

transfer to your audience and now that

you have enthusiasm in common you will

begin to see is more relatable if you

get all three of these techniques

mastered you will be well on your way to

making it to your audience relate to you

tip number seven build your confidence

with practice this might be the last tip

but it is by far the most important one

out of these seven confidence and what

you do is by far the most important

element of your presentation having

confidence adds an authority to

everything you say during your

presentation but you're not going to

develop the confidence you need if you

don't practice and practice a lot

whatever Dana gives a talk or

presentation he practices he says for

hours they don't wants to make sure he

has the timing down that he knows every

slide so he doesn't have to read off

them he knows what the next slide is so

he can smoothly transition between them

so that he will sound natural and

authentic and can explain the concepts

and tell the stories with confidence and

this all comes with practice when you

are practicing a presentation it's not

enough to sit in front of your computer

and go through it you have to practice

it in front of other people invite some

friends over and have them give some

feedback on your presentation and make

improvements based on their feedback no

one gets it right the first time but

practice will

get you towards perfect with these seven

tips you should be able to put together

and deliver a masterful presentation

that will wow your audience and make

sure that they remember you and your

topic if you guys like this

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and self-development I hope you guys

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thanks so much guys