Tips On Effective Business Presentations From Your Strategic Thinking Business Coach

What are the real keys to effective business presentations? Many presenters believe they must be entertaining, witty, and authoritative and use all sorts of technical bells and whistles in Power Point presentations or other medium. However, there is some evidence that contradicts and states that audiences really have five basic requirements for business presentations. And those basic requirements are: a focus on a single relevant message; support of the message with convincing evidence; organized presentation of information in comprehendible amounts; clear and enthusiastic articulation; and a limited number of visuals.

There are many tips for creating and delivering effective business presentations. Here are ten (10) tips your strategic thinking business coach has chosen to share with you.

1. Engage your audience instead of lecturing to them.

2. Present opportunities for the audience to discover something for your presentation instead of telling them directly.

3. Encourage and promote feedback from your audience. Provide opportunities for the audience to interact with the presenter.

4. Be aware that 7% of the presenter’s message will come from words; 38% will come from tone of voice and 55% will come from facial expressions and body language.

5. Avoid information overload.

6. Select 3 or 4 key points and use key phrases about those points throughout the presentation.

7. Minimize the number of slides to ensure that the presentation will not become too long.

8. Select and use a few powerful props to demonstrate points in the presentation.

9. Give the audience the unexpected. This could be something obscure or contradictory that will get them thinking and stimulate discussion.

10. Rehearse! Rehearse! Rehearse!

Your strategic thinking business coach encourages you to use strategic thinking in the development and delivery of business presentations. If you would like to learn more preparing and delivering effective business presentations and how a strategic thinking business coach can facilitate and guide you in that endeavor, please contact Glenn Ebersole through his website at or by email at [email protected]

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