Thursday, July 5, 2012

Presentation is Communication

Communication is the imparting or exchange of information, ideas or feelings. It is a two-way process, so a message must be received in order for communication to take place. Presentation is a structured communication based on the audience’s needs in order to achieve a certain purpose within a given duration, and the aims are to provide information and to promote ideas.

presentation and communication
"Presenting is communicating"
Presentations are a form of communication, and if we can communicate effectively presentations cease to be difficult. But they are far from being simple communication, and they frequently require additional skills of persuasion and influence.

Ensure your speech will be captivating to your audience as well as worth their time and attention. Videotape your presentation and analyze it. Emphasize your strong points during your presentation.

Be solemn if your topic is serious. Show your spirit if you are about to motivate your audience. Make your sound confident if you are about to inspiring them about something. Present the desired image to your audience. Appear relaxed, even if you feel nervous. Establish rapport with your audience. If a microphone is available, adjust and adapt your voice accordingly.

Use audio-visual aids or props for enhancement if appropriate and necessary. Master the use of presentation software such as PowerPoint well before your presentation. Persuade your audience effectively. Speak loudly and clearly.