When presenting an idea, especially one dealing with modern technology or current hot topics, there are a number of factors that will contribute to success, and many of those are factors have nothing to do with the topic itself. You can be charismatic, passionate, well-informed, and have the best idea in the world, but if you don’t have some other environmental factors organized as well, all the ideas in the universe are going to fall on deaf, uncomfortable ears. Three of these major factors include having the right presentation board, giving your presentation in the right kind of room, and being very careful to have the right timing.
The Right Presentation Board
There are a great number of different options when it comes to a presentation board. If you’re renting a room, you’re going to be stuck with what’s already there. However, if you have a choice in a matter, be sure to contact a specialty board company to find out what might match with your topic the best. Between magnetic boards, white boards, dry erase boards, and chalkboards, one of these options is going to convey your attitude the best, and if you have accessories that are magnetized, may even be vital to the flow of your presentation anyway. For research, look to see what presenters in your category have used in the past, and how the audience reacted.
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The Right Room
Have you ever been to a presentation where the room does not meet the vibe of those gathered, or the topic at hand? An intimate presentation would feel extremely out of place in a huge conference room. If you trying crushing too many people into a comfy office space, claustrophobia will set in immediately. By thinking about presentation room options ahead of time, you’ll be able to set the tone you need and get people in the right mindset before you’ve even said a word.
The Right Timing
One final thing to consider about presentations is their timing during the day. Specifically, you want to pay attention to mealtimes that are close by, and being too early in the morning or late in the day. If you have to combat hunger, thirst, sleepiness, or restlessness during your presentation, you’re going to be fighting a losing battle. Even a short presentation will not go over well if people are distracted by their physical needs. If you have any kind of choice in the matter, pick the right time for you audience. Do some research ahead of time to find out what times are ideal for this kind of presentation, and do your absolutely best to get it handled. Countless opportunities have been lost simply because this factor was not taken into consideration.