Some Tips You Should Know Related to Presentation Techniques

Your presentation material can be good and its tools can be available completely. However, everything will be in vain if its technique is not attractive.

If you deliver your presentation in standard way or your presentation tends to be boring, your coworkers, boss, or clients will not be eager to listen. Even, they could not understand its content. As the result, you just waste your time and energy.

The followings are several tips you should know related to presentation techniques:

1. Master the presentation techniques

Discover the specific techniques, such as how to present a presentation through multiple monitors, how to hide the presented slides temporarily to distract the audience’s attention from the screen into your conversations, how to pack its slides, so that the slides can run automatically or can be accessed via the Internet.

2. Simulate your presentation as often as possible

If necessary, use a timer facility which is available on the application of presentation to ensure the time accuracy of presenting each slide of your presentation.

3. Complete the presentation with additional material

You can print and distribute the handout sheet, distribute CD of presentation materials, and include supporting materials for the audience. This can minimize the outbreak of the audiences’ attention because they must write the points of what you have presented. This also becomes one of the distribution media for presenting the vision and mission of your presentation.

Overall, to make and present good and interesting presentation, you should pay attention to not only its techniques, but also its planning and the mastery of technical aspects. Those three aspects should be hand in hand, so you could present your ideas to the audience optimally.

Finding the Best Valentines Day Presents

Valentines day presents in this day and age should be pretty easy to pick right? If that was REALLY the case with Valentine’s day quickly approaching then there would be no need for this article. So given the approaching holiday we will cover some of the more popular valentine day ideas that you can use to pick something nice for your sweetheart. This article will focus on valentines day presents for those that have a local or long distance relationship.

Valentines Day Presents (Sorted By Relative Cost)

Internet Valentine’s Day Card
This idea will involve you uploading a personalized video or photo utilizing one of the many free services available (i.e. Google video and/or Kodak). Attach a unique thoughtful note to it and you are in business

Personalized M&Ms
Were you aware that you could even do this for the valentine holiday? The M&M’s company allows you to put a very personal touch on your favorite color of M&M’s and even put a romantic message and/or picture on them. Who says they wouldn’t eat your message right up? Lol.

I Love You Coupon Book
You can find this coupon book at the online store Essentials.com. Basically it is a book of redeemable coupons for various activities linked to romance, love or just plain old fun. In fact each and every coupon has quotes you would find inspirational and they even allow space for you to add your own!

Name a Star Service
This service has been mentioned on TV a lot recently and basically allows you to “NAME” a star for your special sweetheart at one of the star registry online websites. This is the most unique out of all of the valentine day ideas presented and one of my personal best. You might not be able to give them the world but the heavens are well within reach.

Do It Yourself Gift Basket
Since the person that probably knows what your sweetheart likes the most is you right? It also makes sense that you would use that knowledge to create a Valentine’s day gift package for your special one?

Top 5 Valentines Day Presents
The following list has been compiled from previous years of valentine day holidays and contains the most popular valentine day gifts. This list is in order of the most popular to the least popular

1) Flowers – Best if delivered to there place of work!

2) Romantic Dinner – Pick a place with an amazing view and impeccable service

3) Candy – Make sure you send something your sweetheart will enjoy

4) Scented Candles – Surprise them with there favorite scent

5) Gift certificates – Get these for her favorite spa or his favorite sporting event

Valentines Day Presents Summary
This article has presented several ideas that you can use to decide what you want to get your sweetheart for valentine’s day. They are all great ideas but just keep in mind that the best present is one that has a lot of YOU in it in thought and deed. if you can get your own unique personality into the gift somehow then you will have given them some the best valentines day presents of their lives!

How To Reduce Time for Presentations Using a Presentation Template

Most managers take anything from 4 hours to 4 days to create a short presentation. They invest a lot of time and effort in making the presentation. This happens even if the presentation itself is delivered for 20 minutes. So any time that you save in creating presentations adds to time on hand you can use for other tasks and increase your effectiveness.

Especially, if you make sales or marketing presentations frequently, but needs to present different content each time, this is of great benefit.

Reuse Presentation Structure:

Most presenters have the habit of cut-pasting content from previous presentations. You can go beyond this simple cut-paste to save time. Any presentation you make often has a typical structure. Have a presentation template that just has this structure in place. Whenever you need to make a new presentation, use this presentation template to fill in information and your presentation is ready much faster than before.

The process in detail:

The steps in creating a structure is as follows:

1. Select a topic where you make presentations fairly frequently. This could be performance reports, client proposals etc.

2. Take around 3 or 4 presentations you already made under this topic. If possible, do get inputs from colleagues who had made successful presentations for this same topic.

3. Take a blank presentation template. This could be in the prescribed company format to reduce time even further

4. Go slide by slide, and note down the broad level topics covered in the old presentation. For example, your sales slides could read as:

  • a. Slide 1 – Title
  • b. Slide – 2 Agenda
  • c. Slide 3 – Overview of client requirements
  • d. Slide 4 – Introduction to Company etc.

Add in the topics from at least 3 or 4 old presentations to ensure all possible topics are covered.

5. Save the final file as a template and you are ready with a Presentation Template.

Such a presentation template with structure ensures that you do not miss out any important points in future presentations. Creating such a template should not take more than an hour and will save you many hours in the future.

Having such a structured template format has many additional advantages:

1. It reduces your time to think as main points are already listed

2. You can get someone else to fill in some information and they can understand what you need from the format.

3. You can share this format with your team and they can present content in the same flow as yours.

If you do not have the time or skill to make the template, you can search online for sites that provide such readymade templates for you to fill in. Now you can save time easily!