Are you a lefty or a righty when it comes to giving a presentation? Which side scores the most ticks for you?
|How most people make a presentation||How people make the most of a presentation|
|Worry about being nervous||Acknowledge the nerves and put them to one side|
|Introduce yourself with your name and talk title||Grab attention – do something unexpected but in line with your talk|
|Use colourful templates to add interest||Have a consistent design layout|
|Use bullet points on their slide||Use visual aids which are visual and aid understanding|
|Use small a font to include all the detail||Use big fonts to make big statements|
|Ramble – or structure it so people know exactly what you are going to say next||Structure your presentation so audience can see where you have come from but not where you are going, maintain some suspense|
|Talk about themselves and their achievements||Talk about their audience’s wants and needs|
|Use clip art and unrelated images||Use pictures that create strong mental images|
|Read the slides||Lead the presentation, with slides as an aid|
|Use a monotone voice||Be emotional, give a performance|
|Talk at their audience||Talk with their audience|
|Forget to summarize||Summarize the 3 key points|
|Give copies of slides as handouts before||Give detailed handouts after|
|Stop talking when you have run out of things to say||Finish with a call to action before your audience stop listening|
If you scored more lefts than rights the right thing to do is to come on a presentation skills course.
If you scored more rights, well done, keep up the good work and keep spreading good presentation practise.