You’re facing the computer screen and open up your presentation software. The very first thing you have to do is select a slide template. Is there any rhyme or reason behind this decision? The answer is YES!
Like it or not, we must contend with stubborn and judgmental people in our audience. New ideas often bring out our aversion to change, suspicion, and even a jaded attitude. As such, it is vital to understand how adults learn best and what presentation strategies we can employ to drive new behavior.
Last week I wrote about 4 different speaker styles that are tied to our driving purpose for speaking. Knowing ourselves helps us to develop and deliver a presentation that is focused on achieving our goals. However, as I previously discussed, we are NOT the hero of the day, our audience is.
Presentation Design is more than just putting your thoughts on a Power Point and adding pretty images. I’ve written about brainstorming, storytelling and the science behind memory. But now we need to move into WHICH type of design will best suit you and your audience.