Giving oral presentations is a big part of the business world...
...and today I'm gonna share with you some tips to help make your presentations a little bit better.
Whether we're talking about Bill Clinton, Steve Jobs or Anthony Robbins,...
...introductions are key to your presentations.
The first thing that you want to do is let your audience know why they're there.
Then, you wanna grab their attention.
A good way to grab their attention is by using humor.
Now for the middle and closing part of your presentation.
We're talking about the middle part, now this is the heart of your message.
What you wanna do is be clear, don't rush through and just keep it simple.
And in your closing, you want to restate your key points...
... and you want to come up with a nice conclusion.
Be aware that an average listener's attention span is six to eight minutes...
...so what you wanna do with your presentation is use some visuals such as a PowerPoint presentation or a video clip.
It'll make a world of difference.
In a nutshell, here are five things you should remember in giving an oral presentation.
The first one is be prepared.
Make sure you read, research and rehearse your material in advance.
The second one is dress the part.
Make sure you choose your clothing wisely, business attire is appropriate.
Third is use good hygiene.
For women, you could use a little bit of makeup and make sure you definitely use some lipstick.
And for men, make sure that you shave.
In your speech, don't forget to use humor and speak with clarity and conviction.