Presentations need a purpose. Setting clear objectives for presentations is the foundation for success. To set clear presentation objectives, ask what type of presentation is being delivered, who the audience is, what the audience currently thinks and does, and what you want the audience to think and do after the presentation.
Many presentations are ineffective, because the presenter doesn’t even set clear objectives for the presentation. Instead, presenters simply gather together a collection of slides from previous PowerPoint presentations they have delivered, and simply go ahead and deliver them.
Setting clear presentation objectives clarifies thinking, makes it clear what topics you need to cover, and sometimes even suggests you can do away with the PowerPoint slides entirely.
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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.