Merriam Webster states: A presentation is a form of public speaking and sometimes the two terms are interchanged. However, in business practice, presentation usually means presenting your point of view on a subject orally, formally and with preparation. A presentation may be to inform, argue out your case or persuade.
Answer these questions and think about the answers
Am I passionate about my message?
Could I speak without notes?
Do I have something really important to say?
Do I need to use PowerPoint or a visual or can I go live?
Do they focus on my slides or me?
Can they see what I’m showing?
Can I say it with fewer words?
Are my slides well designed… or just decorated?
All your great work on content, design and structure don’t mean a thing if no one sees it. Presentations aren’t merely documents or files; they are an experience shared between a presenter and their audience. A great presentation is only as good as the delivery, both by the presenter and by the presentation technology they use.
Delivery refers to both how the Presenter delivers the presentation and what platform the presentation is delivered on.
4 key elements:
Presentations are stories told in time, as as such they need to have a beginning, middle and end.
Presentation structure needs to be structured with the audience in mind. A great presentation is targeted to its audience, both in terms of message and content.