You might think presenting your MSP business is quite difficult. Presentations test elocution skills as well as focus and attention to details. You think you don’t have these abilities. Well, these helpful tips are for you:
Consider the Location of the Presentation
The setting really does make a big deal when it comes to giving presentations. Get an idea as to what the room or location is like before diving in headfirst. Knowledge of the location will make the preparation process that much easier. You will be able to imagine yourself in the setting, giving your presentation, covering all the key points and impressing onlookers.
Consider all of the details of the presentation space from tables, seating, if a dais will be available, the size of the room and so on. Bring the appropriate prototype and other materials based on the nuances of the site in which you are presenting. Keep in mind if the area is large, those seated in the back should be able to clearly see your presentation and hear your voice.
Consider the Audience
The identity and size of the audience is important. The types of people in the audience shape how you approach the preparation of your presentation. Even the formality of the presentation hinges on the type of people in the audience, so consider the crowd when crafting the details of presenting your MSP business. This way, you will prepare the presentation for the proper people.
The size of the audience also matters. If the audience is especially large, you must be more quick and direct in order to hold their attention. Try to minimize the interruptions and keep a good pace so the audience does not lose interest. If the audience is small, you can proceed with your presentation slower than usual. A small crowd provides the opportunity to pause to take questions and address concerns.
Find out exactly how much time you have to present before you start preparing. Do not assume you will have just as much time as last year’s presenter. Understand the expectations for your speech length and you will be able to fit in exactly what you desire to communicate in the available time. Furthermore, filling the allotted time makes it appear as though you had enough material, thoroughly understand this material and planned accordingly. Practice your speech several times to ensure it falls within the provided time constraints.
The Issue of Materials
Take a moment to think about the presentation materials you will need. Perhaps you have a powerpoint presentation prepared on a flash drive. Maybe you will bring your laptop. Find out if the site has the equipment necessary to hook up the devices required for your presentation. Find out if a microphone system will be available. Perhaps there is a large stage, a small podium, a dais and unique lighting. The point is you do not know about the site’s materials until you do some research and ask questions.
Is Anyone Else Presenting on the Same Day?
Find out if other presenters will be speaking before or after you. Though another speaker will not dramatically change your presentation, finding out if others are speaking will enhance your understanding of the event’s dynamics.
Will the Presentation be Followed by a Question and Answer Period?
Find out if there will be a Q&A session so you can prepare accordingly. Otherwise, you might be stunned with a question that you were not prepared for.
Take Advantage of the Opportunity to Present
Instead of considering a presentation as a potential pitfall, follow the advice outlined above and turn your public speaking skills into a strength. Consider your presentation as an important turning point for your MSP business as well as your career. Prepare accordingly, seize the opportunity and you will emerge successful.