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Simple Questions for Presenters to Consider

“If all you want to do is create a file of facts and figures, then cancel the meeting and send in a report.”
-Seth Godin, author, entrepreneur, marketer, and public speaker

When preparing, then reviewing, a presentation, pitch, or even an online tutorial, there are some questions you should ask yourself.

  1. How passionate do I feel about this topic?
    If you’re tasked with putting together a presentation at work about something you’re not super enthused about…fake it. Passion is contagious and it will get your audience to perk up and pay closer attention. It works.
  2. What am I offering?
    If it isn’t immediately evident, inspect your topic and ask what your position is on it: are you offering a different vantage point, or a unique insight? Try to pull out an angle that will elicit an “aha!” moment from your audience.
  3. How big is my audience? How big is the room?
    If you’re delivering a pitch from across the country, you may not have the advantage of knowing this beforehand. It’s an aspect of creating presentations that isn’t often considered. Take a look at the spacing and size of your visuals – pictures, graphs, animation, and font. If it’s too busy or small, you’re going to lose your audience’s attention.
  4. Is my delivery all that it can be?
    By itself, PowerPoint® is one-dimensional and linear. The beauty of online, multi-media presentation tools like Knovio Web, Knovio Pro, Knovio Campus and Knovio Mobile is that they truly turn what would otherwise be a rather static experience into on pitch with personality. By adding voice and audio commentary to your slides, you also add texture and life.