Either you are a student or a professional, you need to develop presentation. There is a saying it is that what you present (Jo Dikhta hain Wohi Bikta Hai). As a student I have faced a lot of problem while I was new to university, later I realized following techniques and my presentation skill improved dramatically. 

I am going to share 12 tips that can improve your presentation skill dramatically. 

Santosh K. Thapa Presenting at MUSOM Meeting Hall

Understand your audience

Before preparing your presentation, research and understand your audience's background, interests, and knowledge level. Tailor your content and language accordingly to effectively engage them. 

Define your objective

Clearly define the objective of your presentation. Whether it's informing, persuading, or entertaining, a well-defined objective helps you structure your content and stay focused. 

Plan and organize

Create a logical flow for your presentation. Divide it into sections, including an introduction, main points, supporting evidence, and a conclusion. Develop a storyboard or outline to keep your content organized. 

Engaging opening

Start your presentation with a compelling opening that grabs the audience's attention. You can use a story, a surprising fact, a relevant quote, or a thought-provoking question to create interest from the beginning. 

Visual aids

Utilize visual aids such as slides, charts, images, and videos to enhance your presentation. Keep them simple, visually appealing, and relevant to support your key points. Avoid overcrowding slides with excessive text. 

Practice and timing

Practice your presentation multiple times to build confidence and ensure a smooth delivery. Time yourself to ensure you stay within the allocated timeframe and allocate sufficient time for audience interaction or questions. 

Use effective body language

Pay attention to your body language during the presentation. Maintain good posture, make eye contact, use hand gestures naturally, and vary your voice tone and pitch to engage the audience. Avoid distracting habits like pacing or fidgeting. 

Engage the audience

Involve your audience during the presentation to keep them engaged. Encourage participation through questions, group activities, or discussions. Address their queries or concerns to create an interactive and inclusive atmosphere. 

Speak clearly and confidently

Enunciate your words clearly, speak at an appropriate volume, and avoid speaking too fast or too slow. Use a confident tone and emphasize key points effectively. Pauses can be used strategically to emphasize important ideas. 

Manage nerves

Many students experience nervousness while presenting. To manage nerves, practice deep breathing exercises, visualize success, and focus on the value you're providing to the audience. Gradually expose yourself to more public speaking opportunities to build confidence over time. 

Handle questions effectively

Be prepared to address questions from the audience. Listen carefully, paraphrase the question if necessary, and provide concise, well-thought-out answers. If you're unsure, it's better to admit it and offer to follow up later. 

Seek feedback

After your presentation, ask for feedback from your peers, professors, or mentors. Constructive criticism can help you identify areas for improvement and refine your skills. 

Remember, mastering presentation skills takes time and practice. By implementing these strategies and continuously seeking opportunities to present, you can enhance your abilities and become a confident and effective presenter.

We need these skills through out our live. We should give presentation during our university time, to pitch our ideas to investors, to get jobs and get hired, to convince other and so on. Hence you can also improve your presentation skill through these above mentioned tips.

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