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No one likes being lectured, not unless it’s worth your attention. Research shows that humans have an average attention span of 12 seconds, which has dropped down further over the years to 08 seconds! Eight seconds!! That’s almost a blink and a miss, and literally all the window that you have to grab the attention of your audience.
So, what do we do to make the first big impact? Words count, but after a while the monotony makes you start counting the words instead. So, before the monotony kicks in, technology gives us the added advantage of using visual aids and stimulating experiences to enhance the experience of a plain lecture.
Power-point is the most powerful tool in your kitty. Knowing how to create a perfect presentation that’s loaded with sensory ticklers, including vivid images, bright colors and audio-video clips is an art worth exploring. Making a presentation text-heavy takes away the attention from what is being said, and quite often from the whole presentation itself. Learning how to bullet your points, and explaining them with voice-modulations, gestures, posture and a bright smile is what makes for an articulate elocution.
But technology isn’t your only best friend. Try out posters, puppets, props and similar simulating accessories for an all-rounded experience. Confused about how to do so? Chatterbox tells you how…sign up for a class and explore the world of using a lot more than your voice to make a presentable presentation. They’ll show you how easy it is to get all the material and required resources for a presentation, that is a combination of hard work and smart work. Knowledge without direction is like walking into a dark room without knowing what you are going to bump into next. Hence, a lot of research and collection of adequate material is required to make the visual presentation, breathtaking.
It is essential to know that one should never use these visual aids to hide behind them and avoid being noticed by the audience. Simply put, your aids and props should be a pedestal to uplift your presentation and not a curtain to hide behind; avoiding eye contact and covering your nervousness by just reading the slides that you are presenting without actually explaining them is a big NO-NO! Undoubtedly, some slides may be self-explanatory yet one has to make it a point to elaborate on the context and perspective the speaker is intending to portray.
Always remember that the aid should never be bigger than the speaker. If using a pointer one must use it only to focus on a certain point and should be put down as soon as that is done. Turn back and remember what you are here to do, and most importantly enjoy what you are doing to bring forward the best version of you while making a presentation.