Seven Quick Wins: Presentation Skills

An excellent presenter has two notable qualities: appropriate skills and personal confidence. Confidence comes from knowing what you want to say and being comfortable with your communication skills. International Hotel School offers a great Online Presentation Skills Course allowing you to master all the skills that you could possibly need to make you a better speaker and presenter.

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This article will give you some ‘quick wins’ that will aid greatly in improving your presentations, if you are already an experienced presenter, hopefully this will let you achieve your pinnacle of success in future presentations.

1. Organising the Presentation Material

Be it a formal or informal presentation, your sole aim should be to give a clear and well-constructed delivery. You should know exactly what you intend on saying. When your message is clear and your ideas are organised well it will result in a lively, logical and compelling presentation.

2. Writing your Presentation

Very few people are able to give a presentation without using notes, it is a very rare gift. You will need to know your own abilities you can manage your presentation by using full text, notes on cue cards or mind maps.

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3. Using Visual Aids

The key to using visual aids is, only use them if they enhance your presentation. It is quite pointless to have videos and imagery that don’t aid your delivery, this also serves to at times distract your audience.

4. Presenting Data

Using data can be extremely useful in strengthen your message, but it is important to note bore to death your audience with statistic overload. People also find numbers and figures very hard to remember. Try keep it short and simple!

5. Managing the Event

It is always good to know how to set up and start your own presentations from learning how to set up your PA system to connecting to WIFI if you require it.

6. Coping with Presentation Nerves

It is completely natural to feel nervous or anxious before a presentation. Luckily there are some tried and tested techniques that assist in managing nerves and help you to concentrate on delivering an effective and engaging presentation to your audience here.

7. Dealing with Questions

Decide prior to your presentation whether you would like to take questions as soon as they arise or after you have finished give your presentation. Sometimes taking questions during your presentation, you might lose your train of thought.

These few skills will help you ace every presentation you have in the future. If you are looking to go more in depth then our Online Presentation Skills Course, is everything you will require to create as well as to deliver stellar presentations time and again. If you would like to know more about the course get in touch by emailing online@hotelschool.co.za or call 0861 44 33 00 today to speak to one of our consultants.

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