7 Steps for Persuasive Presentations

June 24, 2013 by  
Filed under Getting Ahead

Presentations are really tempting when they make the audience curious. You want the people in the room inform, encourage thinking and convince your story. Through a catchy opening can attract attention, this only means you have seen to hold. That is of course easy to say … but how do you handle this?

Presentations are really tempting when they make the audience curious. You want the people in the room inform, encourage thinking and convince your story. Through a catchy opening can attract attention, this only means you have seen to hold. That is of course easy to say … but how do you handle this?

This is how you do it:

1. Well begun is half done

Your presentation good start is essential. In the first minute by everyone already decided whether the presentation is interesting enough in the hall. If not? Then the phones removed from the bag and begins the soft buzz in the room. Ideally, you surely want to avoid it this. So start with a good punch line ‘to join start the presentation. This can be done in many different ways. Use can be made of a beautiful quote, a short film, mentioning a shocking fact that the show, for example, a telling picture. A good punchline attracts equal attention of the audience and make the presentation lively and concrete.

2. Put your heart into it

If you do not believe in the message of your presentation you will never convince others to do so. It is not enough simply to inform the public. One must also be convinced and put food for thought. This is only possible if the speaker puts his heart into it. If you manage own enthusiasm and experience in the presentation to convey to the public, you are that you want to know more after leaving the venue and will be the subject released more slowly. Chance Are you passionate about the subject? Show it!

3. Reflect

Presentations can sometimes be a flow of information. On the one hand understandable since you want to talk much to the public on the other hand not very practical as people but to be able to store information. Relatively small percentage Much more effective is the public itself to think to put on the subject. Through strong striking facts, a visual story and beautiful illustrations is greater that the people in the room to actively think and ask questions.

4. Tell a story

Telling a story can give a better idea of ​​exactly where the presentation is about. Especially when it comes to the more complex issues can clarify this very work. Stories capture the imagination of the public and this also makes it easier to remember. It is also possible to have the public. Part of your story For example, “Suppose you are a guest at a fancy restaurant ..” In this way plunges the audience into a part of the story where you can make a point. As speaker Please note that a story should always have to cause confusion.

5. May I give an example?

If you want to make a number of examples in your presentation use is advisable to give it. Now and then personalize it This creates a bond with the people in the room and keep them involved in the presentation. By using common examples you just create some distance and may be the impression that you’ve been told many times.

6. Metaphors

Metaphors are a form of metaphorical (figurative) language and can also be used as additional support for a presentation. Metaphors speak very often to the imagination and can be both enlightening and humorous work. In a presentation to use instead of telling a story they (paragraph 3) or a reference to an example (section 4). A well-known metaphor is’ It’s a pigsty! “. This is the relationship established between a pigsty and a space that is ‘dirty’ and ‘uninhabitable’ looks (such as some student rooms).

7. Puzzle

Incorporate into your presentation a puzzle. By asking the audience at the end of the presentation to answer a question in the beginning you hold the attention of the audience longer. The audience wants to solve the puzzle. But beware, do the puzzle is not too difficult or mysterious. It may occur that therefore the message of the presentation does not come across well.

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