TIP: Be a BETTER PowerPoint Presenter: The Real Person's Guide


About this lesson

This training video addresses the common pitfalls and misguided advice found online about giving effective presentations, emphasizing that not everyone can or should try to be a comedian or entertainer. Instead, it offers a practical approach for ordinary professionals who need to present information clearly and effectively. The focus is on creating engaging presentations by understanding your audience, defining clear goals, and crafting slides that support your message without relying on gimmicks or lengthy speeches.

The video highlights seven key factors for successful presentations: knowing your audience, setting clear goals, building relevant content, editing ruthlessly, leveraging your strengths, adding personal sparkle, and practicing diligently. It stresses the importance of authenticity, relatable language, and concise messaging, ensuring that each slide contributes directly to the presentation’s objective. The presenter advises against trying to emulate others’ styles and instead encourages presenters to harness their unique strengths and expertise.

Practical tips include projecting confidence through posture and voice, maintaining eye contact to engage the audience, and handling unexpected questions with composure. The video also recommends using PowerPoint’s Presenter Mode for managing notes discreetly and visiting the presentation room in advance to get comfortable with the setup. Overall, the training aims to equip viewers with realistic and actionable strategies to enhance their presentation skills and deliver compelling, goal-oriented content.

Questions Answered

02:32 What is the difference between public speaking versus slide show presentation
03:08 What are the seven keys to being a better PowerPoint presenter
09:56 Learn how to speak with confidence
10:07 How to Raise Your Voice Volume
10:36 How to Manage Posture and Movement While Presenting
11:10 Where to Put Your Hands When Presenting
12:03 How to Engage with Your Audience
13:42 How to Use Your Voice as an Instrument
15:08 How to Handle Questions During Your Presentation

Topics

00:00 Why The Internet Wants to Destroy Your Presentation
01:05 Why You Can Learn to Excel at Presenting
02:32 Public Speaking versus Slide Deck Presentations
03:08 The Seven Keys to Presenting
03:33 Step 1 – Know Your Audience
04:30 Step 2 – Know Your Goals
05:20 Step 3 – Build Your Slide Deck
05:59 Step 4 – Edit Your Presentation to be SHORTER
07:11 Step 5 – How to Identify Your Strengths and Weaknesses
09:04 Step 6 – How To SPARKLE When Presenting
09:56 Tip to Speak with Confidence
10:07 Tip to Raise Your Voice Volume
10:36 How to Manage Posture and Movement While Presenting
11:10 Where to Put Your Hands When Presenting
12:03 Engage with your Audience – Eye Contact
13:42 Your Voice as an Instrument – Enunciation
15:08 How to Handle Questions During Your Presentation
16:34 Step 7 – Stand Up and Deliver Your Presentation
17:01 Should I Use a Script?
18:52 Time to Stand Up and Present – What do I do?

Details

Subject Microsoft PowerPoint

Software Compatibility All Versions

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Learn to be a Better Presenter Transcript

This training video addresses the common pitfalls and misguided advice found online about giving effective presentations, emphasizing that not everyone can or should try to be a comedian or entertainer. Instead, it offers a practical approach for ordinary professionals who need to present information clearly and effectively. The focus is on creating engaging presentations by understanding your audience, defining clear goals, and crafting slides that support your message without relying on gimmicks or lengthy speeches.

The video highlights seven key factors for successful presentations: knowing your audience, setting clear goals, building relevant content, editing ruthlessly, leveraging your strengths, adding personal sparkle, and practicing diligently. It stresses the importance of authenticity, relatable language, and concise messaging, ensuring that each slide contributes directly to the presentation’s objective. The presenter advises against trying to emulate others’ styles and instead encourages presenters to harness their unique strengths and expertise.

Practical tips include projecting confidence through posture and voice, maintaining eye contact to engage the audience, and handling unexpected questions with composure. The video also recommends using PowerPoint’s Presenter Mode for managing notes discreetly and visiting the presentation room in advance to get comfortable with the setup. Overall, the training aims to equip viewers with realistic and actionable strategies to enhance their presentation skills and deliver compelling, goal-oriented content.