Presenting is hard, but it doesn’t have to be. With Scriba as your trusty presentation remote you can use these tips to elevate your presentations above the ordinary and deliver dynamic and captivating presentations to your audience.
First impressions matter. The first 30 seconds of your presentation will determine whether people sit up and listen or hit the snooze button in their mind, so it’s important. A quick story or anecdote can serve to intrigue your audience while building a rapport with them. Ask your audience a rhetorical question and then pause to allow them to process it, stimulating and engaging them. Begin with a startling fact or statistic to grab their attention. Your opening can make or break you, so make sure to craft something memorable.
Scriba allows you to seamlessly switch between delivering and annotating a presentation whilst focusing on delivering their message without distraction. Did someone give feedback you want to remember for later? Jot it down. Need to illustrate a point further for your audience? Use dynamic real time drawings as a key to understanding.
If your presentation is information heavy, remember Guy Kawasaki’s (an Apple marketing specialist for Macintosh) 10-20-30 rule to prevent it from become a slog: no more than 10 slides, no more than 20 minutes talking and no font less than 30 points. Your audience will thank you: you’re trying to tell a story, not bore them to death.
So you’ve honed down your pitch to exactly fit the 10 minutes allotted to you - you’ve timed yourself over and over to make sure. Yet, there’s still that niggling thought in your head: what if I run long? What if they cut me off and won’t let me finish. Scriba helps you keep cool under time pressure by discreetly providing you with haptic feedback vibrations when you’re running out of time. No more urges to look at the clock: you’ve got this.
This one is harder than it sounds: a lot of people have issues with steadying their voice or their hands during a presentation. Just focus on relaxing and making eye contact with individuals in the audience. Make sure to use a presentation remote so you can move away from your computer to better connect with your audience.
You’ve made a strong impression, delivered your point clearly and displayed your confidence: now it’s time to end on a high note. Refer back to the opening of your presentation, perhaps answering a question you posed at the beginning. Most importantly, call your audience to action by reinforcing your main point. Close definitively: there’s nothing more awkward than your audience not being sure whether to clap or not.
With that, taking all these tips into account, you’ll be a pro in no time. Scriba Slides, which is compatible with Scriba, is available now for download on iOS devices.
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