Make sure you have a position in the room where you can stand so everybody can clearly hear what you’re saying. 12. Testing Your Presentation Before every single presentation that you present, be sure to set aside time to test out your presentation in the room that you’re hosting it to make sure that you’re well prepared. Test out your […]
99% of your focus should be on your audience. 11. Reading from the Presentation This is easily one of the most common mistakes that people make and guarantees an unsuccessful presentation. Always remember that your slideshow is there to accompany what you’re saying and shouldn’t be used as a script. If you’re simply reading from your presentation, this is incredibly boring for […]
If you’re representing a business or organisation, try to fit your slides to match your brand’s image. 10. No Slide Consistency While you want your slide to be engaging, eye-catching and to hold your viewer’s attention, it’s bad practice to mix up colours, fonts and text styles in your presentations. If you’re going from slide […]
ClipArt just represents a tacky presentation. 9. Using ClipArt Personally, this is one of the most annoying mistakes that people implement into their presentations. ClipArt just represents a tacky presentation and shows that you’ve either rushed your presentation and couldn’t be bothered to find images or just didn’t put enough effort into your presentation. In some cases, it may seem comical to put them into […]
Spelling mistakes, grammar errors and poorly used punctuation will stand out like a sore thumb. 8. Using a Poor-Quality Presentation This is a huge problem if you have checked over your presentation before presenting it. You need to make sure that your presentation is high-quality and free from errors, otherwise, you’ll be harming your own credibility as a presenter and people […]
Simply use hard transitions. 4. Using Poor Transitions We all know that PowerPoint comes with a tonne of built-in transitions which take you from one slide to the next. This includes fades in, fade-outs, cut-across slides and much more. However, these are simply distracting to your presentation and should be avoided at all costs. Simply use hard transitions.