Once you have conceived your presentation as visual story, it’s time to bring it to life.
Visualizing your story involves two parts:
Before you jump into creating slides, look at your presentation holistically. Take time to choose the right tool for your message and determine the right length of your presentation. Then, develop supporting collateral to help your audience grasp your idea before, during, and after your talk.
Creating slides isn’t just about making them beautiful; it’s about making them effective. By thinking like a designer, you will learn to clarify your data, turn words into diagrams, avoid visual clichés, and arrange visual elements to create slides that are both powerful and pleasing to the eye.
After you’ve crafted a compelling message and visualized your story, it’s time to share it with your audience!
Presenting effectively involves two aspects:
This includes all the ways you prepare for your live presentation, and bring your visual story to life through a great delivery.
The other important, but often neglected, aspect of presenting is…
The best presentations don’t end after the applause. It’s important to use tools to–facilitate the adoption of your idea, measure the impact of your message, and follow up with your audience to keep your idea alive, even after your presentation has ended.