Not enough time to prepare for your presentations?
Remember these 3 H.O.T Tips that you must have as you prepare your presentations.
If you start the session by saying, "Hi, I am <your name> from <your dept/ company>, it appears normal and boring.
So, change the style. Engage the audience right from the start. Hook them. One way to hook them is to ask and get their response:
An example: Ask them to answer this question by raising their hands: "Who believes that public speaking is an important skill to have?"
We can easily get their responses and engage them at the same time.
2) Odd-numbered Topics
Break your topics into three parts (or odd numbers). This is because human brains are designed to remember odd numbers easily.
3) The Call-to-Action
At the end of the presentation, always include your call-to-action, so that the audience will know what to do next. It could be the next date of your meeting, deadlines for them to meet etc.
Apply these three tips and your audience will appreciate you.
Towards your continued success,
Business Creativity & Speaking Strategist
Author of 3 books, including "The Stage Fright Antidote"
Founder, The Speaking Factory Pte Ltd
Hazriq Idrus is Asia's Dynamic Business Creativity and Speaking Strategist. Hazriq founded The Speaking Factory with a mission is to empower operational and middle-management leaders achieve professional and organisational growth through Theatre-based & High-Energy Transformational Expriential training. He is the author of The Stage Fright Antidote and co-authored two other books.
If you would like Hazriq to speak at your organisation, or work with you in training & coaching, contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.