How to transform your presentation into a sure-fire success:
Pitching your business in a snappy, confident way can be the difference between a sale and a snub.
Be confident, smile, make eye contact with your audience. Maybe you want to open your presentation with the joke. Seeing smiling audience will not only help you relax, but it would also assist in creating a trusting bond between you and your audience.
Engage your audience immediately and keep them engaged. Have a catchy title, use intriguing phrases, quotes, emotive adjectives and verbs, ask a question, tell a story and deliver it with lots of energy.
Encourage a two-way dialogue. After your initial pitch, invite questions from the audience. The best presentation feels like conversations, so never ignore the opportunity to foster the sense of interaction.
Show awareness of your market and acknowledge competitors. Inspire confidence with facts, not fiction. Differentiate your business and be clear, brief and to the point.
Make it shorter and more interactive. Never finish late, even if the audience seems to love what you are saying. Create an ending that invites a “Call to Action” and hand out business cards and marketing material.