Skills & Techniques That Goes Into The “Presentation of New iPhone”
Steve Jobs’ presentation abilities were famous, whether you attended one in person, watched one on television, or just heard about them. Although he didn’t utilize magic, the techniques he employed are crucial if you want to make a complicated piece of technology (or a service) seductive, alluring, and impossible to refuse, as he did.
How to present like Steve Jobs does? Uncertain of what you might be missing while preparing your business presentation whilst aspiring to present like Steve Jobs? Are you looking for strategies to make sure your presentation is at its best? If you are already focused on developing the content or organizing your delivery style, it might be tedious to fill in all possible presentation gaps. There will always be that potentially debilitating voice in the back of your head wondering, “What if I miss something out?” whether you’re giving a formal presentation in a boardroom or an informal sharing to a small group.
We may not be there to support you while you get ready for that crucial presentation, but we still wanted to give you a quick guide to get you started. Every speech or presentation could contain one trap that could trip you up and make you lose confidence. According to our experience, there are certain frequent worries that our students have; these worries about their presentations may be the same as yours. Here are three key presentation questions that may be relevant to your upcoming speech to assist you in getting ready for your presentation.
Tip #1. Design skills for the interactive and eye-catchy powerpoint slides
There are two very different ways of thinking:
1) PowerPoint slides save presentations by improving audiences’ grasp of the subject,
2) PowerPoint slides being the bane of presentations since they steal the presenter’s audience’s attention.
Actually, it is both. Striking a delicate balance between using slides and preventing them from totally replacing the presenter’s role is difficult. Your audience has eyes and is able to read on their own; the presenter does not need to spoon-feed them voluminous text in its entirety. Briefly said, PowerPoint slides are intended to assist you in connecting your content with visuals (some audience members learn better visually, so it would be very beneficial), while also concealing a big portion of your content because that’s what you’re there for!
The audience itself wants a variety of interactions. They may wish to concentrate on the presenter’s feelings, voice, charm, and word choice. They may request charts, models, video storyboarding, etc. occasionally.
Here are some examples:
If presenting about a new legislature or new regulation, please don’t do this:
*** NO ***
You can’t expect to improve your delivery by just sticking a lengthy case study on a slide. Flash brief explanations that YOU can expand upon to make it more approachable and less frightening for your audience.
*** YES ***
If you’re describing a new product feature or new process/ procedure, please don’t do this:
*** NO ***
*** YES ***
If you have a last-minute presentation and require a succinct, last-minute guide for impressive presentations, check out our article – A Last-Minute Students’ Guide To Presentations | Public Speaking Academy
WATCH our quick video on – “Last-Minute” Presentation/ Public Speaking Tips | #CommunicationSkills
Tip #2. Techniques for informative speaking – making product features/ details COME ALIVE!
PS: for the full list of informative speaking tips and strategies, check out our article here – Packaging Information – How to Deliver Ideas and Information with Impact | Public Speaking Academy
A focus on your structure and material organization is necessary for an informative-style presentation. A convincing presentation, on the other hand, can call for a different emphasis in your introduction.
Informative speeches may come across as dull, monotonous, and boring, but with our tip below, you may elevate your speech to the status of a masterful business presentation in your company.
Here’s the tip: Reframe, Simplify, and Highlight
We choose to make boring business presentations of the informational variety. Although it may not have been our intention at first, being complacent by treating the presentation like a routine “formality” could result. Presentations as a result of this typically lack life or vigor. Instead, use that extra hour to go over your presentation materials and script and identify the crucial points that need to be clarified, emphasized, or reframed.
Choose a few complex or technical terminology or phrases that can be rephrased into something relevant first. For instance, transform a statistic (such as the fact that 20% of consumers complain) into a simple, accessible idea (e.g., every 5 customers we serve, 1 will complain). Second, it’s highly likely that your audience will find the subject boring if you find yourself saying, “My topic is too complicated to simplify.” Make an effort to revisit and clarify your points; consider how a 10-year-old child would understand them. Finally, keep in mind the important details that you must emphasize along the process. Presenting these ideas to your audience is necessary!
Tip #3. Body language skills of platform speaking (from Steve Jobs to Tim Cook)
We like to believe that timing your every gesture, stage position, and movement is the key to good speech presentation and body language. Various students, both children and adults, have shown an excessive fixation on artificially constructing body language patterns to make their presentations seem more lively. If you use choreographed or carefully selected body language, your presentation could come out as more of a play than a presentation. Even worse, it can completely backfire!
Body language is more than just timing your foot movements to the millisecond or refining the height or angle of your hand gestures. The first step is realizing that certain behaviors of your body language are a part of your own speaking character. These behaviors need to be addressed before they become more difficult to break, whether they take the shape of subtle tendencies or big harmful habits.
Here are two body language mistakes that either Steve Jobs or Tim Cook avoids!
Mistake #1: Swaying and Swinging to an Imaginary Tune
While giving a presentation on stage, we find it challenging to remain still or keep a firm stance. In the early stages of their development, some of our customers still have a tendency to shift around or fidget when speaking. This shows up as them standing on one leg or even swaying continually from side to side throughout their speech or presentation. It goes without saying that if this trait is not controlled, it will divert attention away from the topic of your speech.
According to our experience, the best piece of advise to give our students is a quick exercise that takes just five minutes to complete. To prepare for your presentation or speech, ease your muscles and begin experimenting with a comfortable, secure standing stance. The objective is to develop awareness so that you can keep improving your standing posture and giving a stable presentation.
Mistake #2: Heavy Hands Do Not Make Light Work
And last, one of a speaker’s more organic tendencies is to make hand movements. Beyond the particular gestures to use, the most frequent error is the speaker’s hand motions’ placement. Most new speakers prefer to gesture with their hands below their stomachs, occasionally even doing it from below. As a result, the listener is forced to alternate between the speaker’s hands and face, which is distracting.
Instead, begin to define your hand motions’ action zone and rest zone. The safe zone for hand gestures is defined as the area surrounding your body starting from the bottom up. For a friendlier stride, adopt open hand gestures by extending your hands beyond the width of your torso. Also, pay attention to how your shoulders are positioned (e.g. a higher hand gesture may tense your shoulders up and induce unnecessary pressure). Once your hands have finished making their movements, they return to the rest zone. Instead of in your pockets or the back of your body, this should be in the area of your stomach. Also discouraged are closed hand movements like folding your arms, to ensure that you continue to engage your audience.
After learning how to use hand gestures to enhance your charisma and audience engagement, learn how to exploit the stage to move like a pro presenter on stage – check out our article on – Let’s Get Physical! The Art of Using the Stage in a Public Speaking Scenario | Public Speaking Academy
Extra tip on body language WATCH our video – Body Language, Welcome Speech, Rehearsal & Singlish? | #SpeakUP Episode 004
The aforementioned techniques serve as tools of the trade and enhance effective speeches, but they cannot produce outstanding speeches on their own. On the other hand, if you have good content and you WILL NEED good content, polish it your speech content, and then animate it with engaging presentation skills, you’ll be more than just memorable and impactful—you’ll be Steve Jobs-ish!
Making anything excellent requires time, organization, and imagination, but if someone is open to hearing you deliver your ideas through a presentation, it will certainly be worthwhile!
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