Presentation Best Practice
With so much advice about presentations, it can be hard to know where to start. What is best practice in presentations?
A great PowerPoint presentation might be built upon an understanding of graphic design, messaging, audience psychology, memory and learning, animation, and presentation skills. Any one of those topics is enough for people to spend a life time mastering. And yet, many of us must stand up and do our best when delivering presentations as part of the “day job”. Not easy.
So, what practice makes for a great presentation? What advice should presenters follow? What hints and tips help make presentations the best they can be?
This section is full of presentation best practice advice and tips for those wanting to rapidly improve their presentations.
24th September - The corporate presentation, or credentials presentation, is hard to get right. Ten tips for those developing a corporate presentation.Presentation Theory
18th September - What makes a PowerPoint presentation effective? The seven aspects of highly effective presentations, for those who want to become better presenters.Presentation Theory
18th September - Presentation ideas for daring presenters! This list of quirky presentation ideas includes real examples from some great presentations.Presentation Theory
1st July - It can be daunting to learn you’re going to present to an entirely new audience. How can you go about impressing an audience you don’t know?Presentation Theory
27th June - FAQ: I’ve been asked to deliver a presentation tomorrow – what should I do?Presentation Theory
2nd May - How much weight should you place on the slide content of your presentation, and how much on the presenter? Which has the biggest impact on effectiveness? Presentation Theory
28th February - PowerPoint Handouts – Should you or shouldn’t you? We take a look at the pros and cons of distributing handouts, and share our best practice guidelines.Presentation Theory
23rd December - What can we learn about winning a pitch from the presentations delivered to FIFA for the right to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups?Presentation Theory
23rd December - Company logos in a presentation: Should you or shouldn’t you? m62 discusses whether including a logo on every slide has a positive or negative effect on audiences.Presentation Theory
- Corporate Presentation Tips
- Visual Aids Gone Wrong
- Seven Aspects of Highly Effective Presentations
- Presentation Ideas
- Company Presentation, Brand, and Compliance
- Improving a Sales Presentation
- Presentation Tips that Suck
- Presentation Agency Selection
- Presentation Optimisation
- The Right Visuals
- Advanced PowerPoint Training
Chris Richardson, Customer Marketing Manager, Gaymer Cider Company
When we presented to our own team at the annual conference, we had audience members afterwards commenting on how interesting it was, and mentioning specific numbers. The fact that they could remember the details showed how effective the presentation had been.