How to give a successful presentation
Some presentations can be boring in spite of it’s interesting topic. That is because the speaker
unknowingly makes a number of presentation mistakes. The speaker should avoid these mistakes
and by that, he will be able to improve the effectiveness of his presentation.
There are three main factors for any presentation:
1. The speaker
The speaker should know his subject and his topic: He must searche before beginning the of
Smile: This is very important. This will give good impression to the audience. And will help the
speaker feel confident. A speaker should avoid looking down in fear.
A speaker must make sure that the audience can hear him so perfectly.
The speaker should avoid mumbling in one tone .
Fluency: the speaker must avoid words when he stops, such as “Um”, “Er”, “Like”, and
“Totally”. Saying nothing is better than saying these words.
2. The topic
To give a good presentation the speaker must find a topic that he is able to talk about in a
The speaker might try to summarize the message or main idea in one sentence. This is not
easy unless the speaker masters his subject which is the main condition to present the
When a speaker introduces his topic to the audience , he is sharing knowledge.
In the beginning of the presentation in the few first sentences the speaker could
catch the audience attention by for example asking a question or, catchy
The speaker must start slowly, then speeds up gradually.
Conclusion must be presented in clearly to regain full attention .
The speaker may end with a concluding sentence that repeats the message or
main idea of the presentation, which is called “The Take Home Message” the
audience should remember hopefully.
3. The audience
The speaker could try to imagine what type of audience he would have to include and
consider as a background information.
The speaker must present in a way that the audience will understand and remember.
4. Visual Aids
Using visual aids are very effective in delivering the message “ A picture is worth a thousand
Visual aids like:
Spreadsheets: The speaker could spread some sheets on the audience to follow the points
Overhead, projectors (transparencies, slides) Power point: they are good and preferred
aids that is so helpful in presenting charts , illustrations, or any other high lights.
Rehearse: Rehearsing before starting your presentation. The best place for
rehearsing is in front of the mirror, so the speaker can see his body language during
Avoid reading: When a speaker reads his speech to the audience they will feel bored
and easily distracted.
Dress nicely: The speaker should look professional in the way he is dressed. So
choosing the appropriate outfitters and colors that show your seriousness and
elegancy, which doesn’t distract the audience eyes.
Written by: Asmaa Alfaraj
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