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Making Your Presentation a Little Better

pointing womanMaybe you already know how to keep the audience’s attention with your presentations. But could you still stand to improve anyway? Merlin Mann relates what in his experience can push a presentation to the next level. He says you should try to begin with a relatable anecdote that ignites interest before entering into a formal introduction. Use notes with only key ideas to keep you on track. Do not be afraid to use images and text that contradict your own words for comedic and critical effect. And finish early! Q&A afterward can be a lot of fun, and everyone hates a presentation that overstays its welcome.

About Matthew Kabik

Matthew Kabik is the former Editor of Computer Aid's Accelerating IT Success. He worked at Computer Aid, Inc. from 2008 to 2014 in the Harrisburg offices, where he was a copywriter, swordsman, social media consultant, and trainer before moving into editorial.

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