In any presentation, these 3 elements must exist.:
The presence of people (audience) is an important factor before you go up and give your presentations. If there is no audience, there is no need to even put up a presentation!
Having said that, it is important to know who your target audience are. You can use this checklist to help you determine your audience.
a) Who are they? eg Working adults/ School kids/ Youths?
b) What's in it for them listening to your speech? eg increase wellness, reduce debts
c) What is the Call to Action for them after your speech? eg buy your books, enrol in your classes, join your emailing list
By knowing who your audience are, it will help you prepare your content.
Once you know who are your target audience, you can then prepare your yourself as a presenter. You will have to decide two main factors - your message & the medium of delivery.
You can use this checklist below to help you determine your message and medium:
a) Is your message going to inform/ educate/ persuade/ inspire the audience?
Medium of delivery:
b) Are you using slides/videos/ music/ or just you speaking on stage?
It is important to to know the location and type of room you are going to present. Knowing the place beforehand helps you to prepare your mind and energy. A big space requires you to exude more energy as compared to a smaller venue.
You can use this checklist below to help you determine your presentation venue:
- Is the presentation going to take place at the expo/workshop room/ seminar room/ on stage/ lecture hall
Prior your next speaking engagements, ensure you have these primary information first. Hope these tips help.
Towards a successful communications and creative confidence,
Author, The Stage Fright Antidote!
Founder, The Speaking Factory Pte Ltd
From the Editor
The Speaking Factory is founded by Hazriq Idrus, Asia's Trusted Applied Creativity and Public Speaking Strategist. He is the author of The Stage Fright Antidote and co-authored four other books. His mission is to help professionals & entrepreneurs cultivate a culture of team creativity & communicate with impact to achieve organisational outcomes.
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