Making an Effective Presentation...

Making an Effective Presentation  Presentations are made to serve various purposes. The presentations are of many types such as made to customer for selling a product, for demonstrating or promoting a product, for getting support for an idea or a cause, to give a status or progress report for a task, project or an activity, and for sketching the plans or strategies etc. An effective presentation is a powerful way of communicating a message or messages to a group of people and engaging the group with a two way dialogue. Giving an effective presentation is not just a matter of passion and power point. It needs concrete skills on the part of the presenter to keep the audience engaged and involved. The effective presentation is usually designed and customized for the formality of the situation and for the audience so as to keep the people focused and connected with the presenter during the presentation. An effective presentation serves the following purpose. It meets the purpose of the presentation It achieves the presentation’s objectives It conveys information It provides a forum for a discussion It helps in finding out how people are reacting to an idea or to a situation It helps in gaining commitment from the audience It persuades the audience to take a desired course of action. It helps in the problem solving Like any other activity, an effective presentation needs a thorough preparation which starts with a focused thinking. The objective of any presentation is to achieve the desired outcome such as to get the audience commitment, to the audience understand or learn what is conveyed, to persuade the audience to buy the idea or the product, and to make the audience to start a discussion or a debate etc. The presentations...