Many employees really dread giving presentations – especially if they’re basically rehashing something they presented in the past.
One way to breathe new life into any presentation: add new technology to the equation.
Here are three proven tips from communications coach Carmine Gallo:
1. Encourage ’em to text
When it comes to the Q&A portion of a presentation, shy staffers will often keep quiet – even if they do have a burning question.
To remedy this, include a slide with your cell phone number at the start of the presentation and tell employees they can also text you their questions during the Q&A. This will help get workers who don’t like speaking in public to participate.
2. Utilize video options
When you really want to drive home a point, don’t just put it on a basic slide – put in some video. The switch from static text to moving images is a proven way to re-energize your audience – especially if you just presented a lot of detailed info.
Caution: Even the best technology won’t help if the presentation content isn’t strong.
Readers, what do you do to make presentations more effective?