This article contains almost all the basic knowledge you would ever require to deliver an efficient presentation.
- What is meant by a presentation or a business presentation?
A presentation or a business presentation is a formal talk delivered in a business contents and environment to one or more people, which present ideas or information in a clear or structured way.
- Introduction of a presentation: the term introduction refers to the opening remarks of a presentation comprising attention-getter, purpose, preview, and audience adaptation techniques.
- Conclusion of a presentation: the term conclusion of a presentation refers to the end remarks or summary of a presentation comprising a signal to the audience and a re-emphasis of the highlights.
- Thesis statement of a presentation: the central or core idea of a presentation is referred to as the thesis statement, a single statement that summarizes the message.
- Five important aspects to be considered while planning for a presentation:
- Occasion: the factors that contribute to the occasion are the facilities available for a presentation.
- Thesis: thesis can be defined as the central idea of a presentation or a single statement that summarizes the complete message.
- Material: material can be defined as the thing which we collect to elaborate the thesis.
- Various patterns in which you can organize the contents of your presentation:
The body of a presentation can be organized in six basic patterns:
- Chronological pattern: a chronological pattern is one in which the points are arranged in the way in which thy occurred or were observed.
- Topical pattern: the most commonly followed pattern is the topical pattern. Here, you divide the topic into some logical themes or categories.
- cause and effect: here, you start the presentation by discussing the cause of the problem and end up by talking about the resultant effects.
- Problem and solution pattern: this pattern divides the topic into two main sections. One that describes e problem, one that describes the solution.
- Climactic pattern: in a climactic pattern the item are arranged from the least important to the most important.
- Format of a formal presentation:
The format of a formal presentation should be as follows:
- Introduction: it should grab the attention of the audience, introduce the topic, contain a strategy for establishing credibility, preview the speech, establish rules for questions, and have a smooth transition to the main text.
- Main body: it contains all the topics of the presentation, the entire matter organised into a logical sequence
- Conclusion: it contains the highlights, summary, closing statement, a vote of thanks and invites questions.
I hope the information provided in this article helps you to deliver better presentations.