The importance of having an excellent presentation and being a good presenter isn’t limited to the business world. If you’re running a home business, having good presenting skills can make a great difference in the outcome. A good presenter has the following characteristics:
When you have to present something, you have to be prepared. However, over-rehearsing will make it sound fake and scripted. Being prepared isn’t limited to what you’re saying. It’s also involves ensuring the equipment you’re going to use works. Ensure a backup plan is ready in case something unforeseen happens. There might be events that are beyond your control, but deal with it calmly.
Enunciate and speak loud enough and clearly for everybody to hear. Have a certain vocal range and use various gestures and facial expressions. Monotony will bore your audience.
Listening and Eye Contact
Eye contact is important as it lets you read how your audience is responding to what you are saying. If there are people in the room, scan the area and listen for chatter. If you’re near enough a group of people and you can hear them whisper comments or questions, then you can easily strengthen positive reaction and address uncertainties on the spot. It’s also important to know the facts about the company, product or service you are presenting and how they operate.
Talking about a product and presenting it comes naturally if you have passion about it. The energy and excitement you put is genuine when you are passionate about what you are presenting.
One of the characteristics of a good presenter is letting your audience answer you verbally. Doing so proves that they’re paying attention to you. Interaction also gets everybody thrilled and involved. For instance, you can convince people to send parcel to USA if you’re able to present it in a way that will encourage them. Put your audience in a place where they can relate with your service or product.
Control Question and Answer
The Q&A part of the presentation offers a great chance to reinforce and emphasize what you’ve already said. To ensure you’re the one in control, ask them what questions you can answer for them. It’s stronger than asking them if they have questions. Stop talking after asking them, make eye contact with them and wait. It’s very possible that you’ll get a question and when you do, answer it concisely and ask for the next question. After answering enough number of questions, tell them there’s still time for one more question and if you were not able to address theirs, they can email you so that you can answer them. Answer the final question and say your gratitude with a note of conclusiveness.
You can also share personal stories that your audience can be connected with. Add humor as it puts people in a positive mood and breaks any awkwardness in the room.
The presentation must be able to get rid of any doubts people might have. Listening to your audience’s feedback can help you know which areas you have to improve on. A good presenter will treat condemnation as a learning tool and apply it to come up with great presentations.