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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