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Few simple tips for better presentations
- Not everyone speaks to an audience easily
- Or has much experience
- Or is native English speaker
- Therefore some simple tips that may help
- Not every item might be equally relevant for every room, presentation
- Presentations with extensive advice are available all over the net; here we just aim to give basic tips
- Before you start: check the microphone
- Ask someone else: is the volume OK?
- What distance to your mouth is best?
- Microphone broken? Ask the organisation!
- Beginning your presentation
- Ask the audience if they can hear you
- During the presentation
- Mind volume and distance
- Where do you stand?
- Can people still see your slides?
- Can all people see you?
- Can you see the audience?
- Try to speak in the direction of the audience
- Try to look at various parts of the hall/room/group of people
- If you do not want to look at people straightly, you can look just over the heads
Slides – general
- Better is more slides with less info on a slide
- Do not read out your slides word for word - your audience can read :-)
Slides – technical presentations
- Little info/text often is no option
- Exact information is useful
- And needed for reading afterwards
- What can be done though:
- enlarging or highlighting part of the text
- add slides with highlights / summary
- Repeat the question, so that all attendees know what is asked
- Try to answer to the whole audience
Help from colleagues
- There are always colleagues around
- Ask one to help
- To bring the microphone to someone with a question