Presentation Skills

Members Advert

Presentation Skills
Presentation skills can be defined as a set of abilities that enable an individual to: interact with the audience; transmit the messages with clarity; engage the audience in the presentation; and interpret and understand the mindsets of the listeners. These skills refine the way you put forward your messages and enhance your persuasive powers.

The present era places great emphasis on good presentation skills. This is because they play an important role in convincing the clients and customers. Internally, management with good presentation skills is better able to communicate the mission and vision of the organization to the employees.
Importance of Presentation Skills
Interaction with others is a routine job of businesses in today’s world. The importance of good presentation skills is established on the basis of following points:

They help an individual in enhancing his own growth opportunities. In addition, it also grooms the personality of the presenter and elevates his levels of confidence.
In case of striking deals and gaining clients, it is essential for the business professionals to understand the audience. Good presentation skills enable an individual to mold his message according to the traits of the audience. This increases the probability of successful transmission of messages.
Lastly, business professionals have to arrange seminars and give presentations almost every day. Having good presentation skills not only increases an individual’s chances of success, but also enable him to add greatly to the organization.

How to Improve Presentation Skills
Development of good presentation skills requires efforts and hard work. To improve your presentation skills, you must:

1). Research the Audience before Presenting: This will enable you to better understand the traits of the audience. You can then develop messages that can be better understood by your target audience. For instance, in case of an analytical audience, you can add more facts and figures in your presentation.

2). Structure your Presentation Effectively: The best way to do this is to start with telling the audience, in the introduction, what you are going to present. Follow this by presenting the idea, and finish off the presentation by repeating the main points.

3). Do a lot of Practice: Rehearse but do not go for memorizing the presentation. Rehearsals reduce your anxiety and enable you to look confident on the presentation day. Make sure you practice out loud, as it enables you to identify and eliminate errors more efficiently. Do not memorize anything as it will make your presentation look mechanical. This can reduce the degree of audience engagement.

4). Take a Workshop: Most medium and large businesses allow their employees to take employee development courses and workshops, as well-trained employees are essential to the success of any company. You can use that opportunity to take a workshop on professional presentation skills such as those offered by Langevin Learning Services, which are useful for all business professionals, from employees to business trainers and managers.

This Post Has 64 Comments

  1. Terwase Sesugh

    It really nice to acquit your self with this skill to enable you to speak in public

  2. Daniel Okon

    This is the first factor of public speaking

  3. Usman Opeyemi

    The main thing is stage fright

    1. Nwokorobia Chinonso loveday

      I think there should be a video on this. Thanks

      1. Christian Okereke

        when you know what you want to do you will not struggle in that

      1. Arikezukde Musa tete

        Interesting presentation

    1. Precious Efiok

      I need to overcome stage fright first

      1. Omeke Kingsley

        Is good to be knowledgeable enough in your area of specialization

  4. Amarachi Gracious

    Number 1 is key we must research our audience

  5. Rabiu Toheeb

    This number 3 and 4 are so fantabulous,keep working

  6. Olajide Sherif

    Informative article.?️?️?️?️

  7. Abdulazeez Imran

    To be an MC is not an easy task, I will start practicing by doing tutorial to my students, thanks for this

      1. Peter Peroh

        If you don’t have confident, you can’t able to stand in public.

  8. Ebelechukwu Ndubuisi

    I don’t even know but I will try. I have stage fright.

  9. Ifeanyi Ikenga

    Thanks this is really helpful to me

  10. Anastasia Okorie

    You said it all, implementing it is all that remains
    Thanks for sharing

  11. christiana shola

    This are very good tip for presentation

  12. Oyedapo Emmanuel Ishola

    Thanks this is really helpful to me

  13. Taiwo Oyalude

    This is helpful information

Leave a Reply