It’s been said that it takes 10,000 hours to become an expert at anything, and presentation skills sadly are no different,
Professional speakers often quote a ratio of 1.5 hours of preparation for every minute that’s spoken, so you can see, its not an easy task to become an accomplished speaker.
Most of us don’t need to become professional speakers, but want to become confident and capable at presenting. The top 3 tips are:
1. spend a third of your time thinking about your presentation, a third creating the content, and a third rehearsing.
2. understand your audience as much as possible, what do they know about the subject, and what do they want to hear.
3. create a story, use visual metaphors, and don’t bore them to death with Powerpoint!