- CHOOSE NOT MORE THAN 5 POINTS
- Make sure you are clear about the key points that you want to make and repeat and emphasize them in the course of your presentation.
- Transition from one point to another should be seamless.
- Use facts/analogies / statistics / opinions (provide reasons for the same)
- Talk, instead to reading
- Stand up & Move around. Make eye contact with your audience & Don’t only look at one side of the room
- Do not use complete sentences. Only bullet points.
- Follow the 6 x 6 rule: not more than 6 lines (max) per slide, not more than 6 words per line.
- Points should appear one at a time, using animation – helps to elaborate.
- Do not use more than three colour’s on your slides. If you have to, then keep the shades the same.
- Ensure clear visibility of content through good contrast and big fonts. Dark background, light font.
- Use effective titles/headings
- Lucid/self explanatory content on slide. If not, elaborate.
- Talk to audience and not to the visual. Draw attention whenever you want them to see.
- Don’t do the death by power point act. Use flip charts and the white board too.
- Have a great last slid and NEVER use Thank You on a slide. Say it.
- Dress to suit occasion, weather, your personality
- Err on the conservative side when uncertain!
- Avoid too much jewellery
- Hair- neat, combed, gelled
- Ladies: Pin those dupattas & palloos
- Use gestures to complement your speech
- Avoid putting your hands in your pocket
- Do not use exaggerated gestures that come up to the level of your face.
- Avoid clasping, fig leaf position etc.