So if you are not using a professional speaker like me, someone who makes their living on presenting to groups, at least make sure your members, vendors or other experts increase their presentation skills beginning with these five things to avoid with your presentation.
Avoid These 5 Errors When Presenting To An Audience
Not having an outline
Using over forty characters per slide. (That was thirty.)
Reading your slides outloud.
Using the underpowered projector you use in your office.
Being oblivious to the audience.
7 Tips To Increase Your Presentation Skills Training
Give them a slide with a one or two word bulleted roadmap of your presentation.
Chunk your information into no more than 3 main points and repeat them at the end.
Edit for clarity.
Find one killer picture that represents your one point.
It’s OK to have notes but use the visual to keep your audience engaged.
Keep their engagement by asking an easy question of someone who is paying attention. (If you ask it from someone on their cellphone you’ll look like a scolding parent.)
Give a wrap-up at the end.
As a speaker, whether you are a professional or amateur you must be there to entertain as well as enlighten so never forget how it feels to be in the audience and bored. Unless meeting planners make sure their presenters are engaging, you’ll find attention drop-off.
Unless your audience is preschoolers, no one wants to be in a room and read to.