Every public speaker wants their presentation to be unforgettable. The more memorable the presentation is, the better it is for you and your brand.
Even if you’re just giving a presentation for fun, making sure it’s memorable will guarantee you get further bookings and much larger crowds. The question is, how can you make it unforgettable?
In this post, you’ll discover 6 clever ways to give an impressive presentation.
1. Ensure you diversify the speech
Nothing is more monotonous than delivering a speech in the same tone of voice, with the same energy throughout its entirety. Instead, mix it up and diversify your content.
Switch up the volume, change the pace of the presentation, and deliver the information in multiple formats. This helps to keep the presentation fresh and interesting. If you’re constantly changing it up, your audience won’t know what to expect next and that is what keeps them engaged.
2. Make the first 30 seconds count!
One of the scariest things for anyone about to give a public speech is the knowledge you have just seconds to grab the audience’s attention. The good news is, there are lots of ways you can do this.
Opening the presentation by asking an interesting question is a great way to grab their attention right away. You could also start by telling them an interesting story. As long as you grab their attention right away, there’s an increased chance you’ll maintain it throughout the entire speech.
3. Interact with the audience
Very few people want to just sit there and listen to someone talk. Even if you’ve injected some good humor into your speech, audience participation is still important to your success. Interact with the audience, ask them questions. Get them to share their ideas and thoughts on the information you’re providing. The more interactive you make it, the more memorable the presentation is going to be.
4. Make use of your strengths not your weaknesses
Every public speaker has its weaknesses. You may not be great at public speaking, but instead of focusing on the things you’re not good at, focus instead on your strengths.
Are you great at putting together funny slideshows? Or, maybe you have a lot of energy you could use to divert your audience’s attention? Make up for your weaknesses by playing off your strengths instead. This is what will make you stand out from other public speakers in your niche.
5. Ensure you know your material
You’re going to find it pretty difficult to deliver a memorable presentation if you can’t even remember your materials! You need to be able to talk directly to the audience, and you can’t do that if you’re constantly looking down at your notes.
When you know exactly what you’re going to say and how the presentation will run, you’ll be able to deliver your speech much more confidently. The more confident you are, the more engaged your audience is going to be. So, always prepare well in advance and be sure you memorize your speech.
6. Give your audience a surprise free gift
By the end of your presentation, your audience will have forgotten a lot of what’s been said. They aren’t going to retain everything they’ve learned throughout. So, in order to grab their attention at the end of the presentation, why not provide them with a free gift?
This can act as a thank you for attending the speech, and it’s something they can keep to remember the day. People love getting free stuff, just make sure it’s relevant to your audience.
Overall, there is a lot to consider when you’re delivering a presentation. It’s not always easy to make it fun and memorable. However, the tips above will really help you to leave a long-lasting impression on your audience. Remember, the more memorable your presentation is, the more results it’s going to deliver.