Always know what you want your presentation to accomplish and what message you want to give your audience.
To achieve this, ask yourself these questions:
Every presentation is a personal performance. The more of yourself you put into the presentation, the more effectively you'll communicate your message.
Keep the audience involved by having:
Achieve these by:
Establish a positive mindset - visualise your success, accept nervous tension.
Know your material: review key ideas, and present your view (you are not necessarily the expert on the subject, but you have views that you can express in sentences such as "this is what I am thinking about..." or "from my perspective..."
Select a snappy title, and prepare an engaging opening sentence
Prepare a memorable set of closing remarks: offer a challenge; stress relevance of your presentation to the field; summarise key points.
Once you have completed your preparation, it should have the following features:
Prepare and pull together all the tools you'll need to success as far in advance as you can:
Good presentations depend on good follow-up evaluation.
Ask for and use objective evaluations from yourself and others to help you improve.
Always run through your entire presentation exactly as you plan to present it, so you'll know all the parts work together before you get in front of an audience. Think ahead about distracting elements that may take away attention from your message.
Questions you should keep in mind: