Presentations made easy
AN INTERESTING presentation is one of the biggest challenges faced by workers who have to speak in front of a group or train other staff.
Persuasive Presentations corporate trainer Sharon Ferrier says it is easy to make a presentation go from boring to exciting. USE PHOTOS A picture is worth a thousand words and is much more memorable than text on the screen,’’ Ferrier says.
Royalty-free photos can be found at www.gettyimages .com and www.flickr.com while high-quality photos start from $1 at www.istock photo.com. TELL STORIES Stories engage us not only on an emotional level but also on an intellectual level as they allow us to attach our memories and experience which increases retention,’’ Ferrier says. She says presenters can find or make up stories on any topic.
QUOTE IT ‘‘ Quotes are great for encapsulating what it is you want to say. They can be memorable, engaging, funny or flick an emotional switch,’’ says Ferrier. Just ‘‘ Quotes on . . .’’.
ON YOUTUBE Video clips can demonstrate a range of issues from occupational health and safety to greeting customers well, depending on your message.
Do an internet search on the topic but double check any copyright issues before adding it to your presentation.
TACTICS: Getting people involved with game play can keep your audience interested.