10 Rules to Improve Your Presentation Skills: In the modern work space, presentation skills can be a deal maker or breaker for any professional.
There is no bigger myth in the world than the idea that bullet points make a presentation stand out. It doesn’t add a lot to your presentation but becomes a barrier for you as presenter.
Try going old-school, avoid your computers and pads. Nothing beats the feel and vibe of writing things down on paper. It adds a lot to your preparation.
With the constant interaction with the screen, very few are left without glasses on their eyes. So in times when people don’t have a long attention span don’t test their patience with your miniature stylized fonts.
Again simplicity is key, making things fancy won’t make things better. Adding weird fancy stuff in your presentation will do no good to you.
Don’t limit yourself to the maximum or minimum number of slides. Focus on your content and needs. While making a presentation, make slides where you need to and skip where you don’t.
Don’t beat the bush, come straight to the point. Wasting yours and others time is of no use when it adds little to no value.
No information is bad but information overloaded is even worse. Don’t put in a lot of info in one slide or don’t clutter a slide with your thoughts.
People have a habit of filling up spaces with unwanted unnecessary logos. As if they are scared of empty spaces.
It’s a common misconception that adding charts adds charm to your presentation. Don’t complicate data, keep it as simple as possible.
The most important aspect of presentation is being able to present in such a manner that it seems like a fluent storytelling session.