Presentation is everywhere. It is the art of persuasion. It is how you lay out your ideas in front of an audience and try to convince or convert them over to your side and agree with you. Most people are impressed when they see a fluent speaker, thinking that this is what good presentation skills is, but somehow it is more than just being vocal and able to pronounce words with a British/American/Australian accent. However, all these can be perfected through some presentation skills training.
Fluent speakers that brings substandard content will be unable to hold onto their audiences as their words do not carry valuable meaning and knowledge. Their so called impressive public speaking skills can only manage to deceive those who are just looking at them from a surface level, just for a short while. Good content is the crucial foundation of a solid presentation.
To be an influential speaker, not only do you need to have good content in your speech, you must have good rhetoric to move your audience at the end of your speech. Use short stories to bring out a point, play around with word combinations to make a compelling quote for your audience to bring home after listening to you, predict objections from your audience and answer it before they can ask you. Persuasion is always complemented by the use of good rhetoric.
A good presentation should always adhere to the given time and distribute their points evenly throughout their presentation timeframe. The content of the speech should also be adequately packed into the time frame, avoiding the speaker trying to drag his presentation nearing the time limit or speeding up to finish his points. Going too fast or too slow in the speech will distract the audiences’ focus as their listening patterns are frequently adjusted.