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Dynamic Business Presentations in Five Easy Steps

Dynamic Business Presentations in Five Easy Steps:

Many of our clients come to us looking for tips on how to improve the success of their corporate presentations, and fast. While there’s a lot of advice out there, some of it good, some of it bad, some of it unmentionably atrocious, the good news is that you can dramatically increase the quality of your business presentations with a few simple steps.

1) Set a Goal

What do you want to accomplish with your presentation? To pitch a new idea? To close a sale? You should be asking whether each slide or point is helping you achieve this goal. If it’s not, it doesn’t belong in your presentation.

2) Be Flexible

That’s not to say that you can’t be a little flexible. If you feel like your audience isn’t getting it, or you’re losing their attention, or they seem to be more interested in a different part of your presentation than you’d hoped, try changing it up, cutting sections on the fly, or answering their questions. It’s great to be laser-focused in your preparation, but conversational and adaptable in the delivery of your corporate presentation.

3) Know Your Audience

Cater your presentation to your target audience—and that’s not necessarily every person in the room, though the room dynamic can be a powerful factor in a successful business presentation. You should keep in mind their demographic, interests, even sense of humour when putting together your presentation.

4) Visualize Your Data

Right now, you might be thinking, No problem, I’ve got this handy chart. While charts certainly can be useful, you’re missing out on a whole world of other data visualization options at your disposal if you pick a chart as your default graphic. Everyone in the business world has seen thousands of pie charts. Why not find a perfect visual metaphor, craft a dynamic animation or build a compelling infographic?

5) Make Your Slides Work For You

You rule your slides, not the other way around. It can be dangerously easy to let your slide deck dictate the structure of your presentation. Instead, figure out what story you want to tell, and build your slides to emphasize and enhance your message.

 

Need a super-cool info-graphic or custom slide show? Want to convert your old PowerPoint presentation into a dynamic Prezi? For all your presentation needs, call Presentation Geeks at 1-888-206-9525.

Ask A Presentation Expert: How A Talent Consultant Makes Her Presentations Successful — Prezi Blog

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Roberta Matuson is a sought-after presenter on leadership and business topics. Known as “The Talent Maximizer,” she is best known for her consulting expertise on the topic of talent in the workplace and has written many books on the subject including Talent Magnetism: How to Build a Workplace That Attracts and Keeps the Best. Here, she discusses her path and her top presentation tips.

Source: Ask A Presentation Expert: How A Talent Consultant Makes Her Presentations Successful — Prezi Blog

7 tips for finding a Prezi Designer

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7 TIPS FOR FINDING A PREZI DESIGNER

According to author Jennifer J Britton, 60-72% of adults are visual learners while 12-18% are auditory learners. Why jeopardize your amazing presentation, with bullet points, and blurry images. There can be immense value in using a professional Prezi Designer to help you deliver a great presentation, but how do you pick the right one for your project? Here are a few tips:

 

  1. Get Recommendations

One of the best predictors of the future is the past. Do your homework to find out other people thought of their services. Did the final product meet or exceed expectations? Was the project delivered according to the initial timeline? Did the Prezi designers keep the client up to date throughout the project?

 

  1. Do phone interviews

 

Get a feel for who you will be entrusting your project to by conducting phone interviews. Does the Prezi designer take on projects of your size? Can they provide a few examples of past clients who may have had similar needs to yours? Will the Prezi Design company outsource your project, or work on it in house? This last question is important to understand, as you will want to make sure that you are able to speak to your Prezi Designer and ensure that they fully understand your vision when developing your presentation.

 

  1. Ask for an estimate

This may seem like an obvious point, but often times people end up starting a project which one budget in mind, and the final invoice turns out to be a surprise. Ask your Prezi design company for an estimate in a few different price points so that you can compare your needs to your budget. A good Prezi Design company should be transparent with their hourly rate, and make sure that you are aware of what they can deliver for your budget. Be aware of those who promise you everything without delivering you an estimate.

  1. Look for comparable Prezis

Have a look at Prezi’s that your potential Presi Design company has already delivered. Do any of them suit your presentation style? If not, have a search on the internet for Prezi’s that you like and ask your design team if they could deliver a similar Prezi? A great prezi design company should be able to provide you with some samples or a mock up of your presentation so you can get a feel of what the end product will look like.

  1. Understand the design process

Ho do you know if your Prezi Designer is going to be able to understand your concept, and represent it well with an amazing presentation? Shouldn’t they spend some time learning about what you do? Make sure that the design process includes some time to consult and collaborate with you on your project. Ask your designer if they understand the deliverables of your presentation. Although your Prezi designer is not going to be an expert on your topic, they should at least be able digest the information you are presenting, and be able have an educated conversation once reading your material. Design collaboration is the best method of tailoring your presentation to your exact needs.

  1. Don’t let price be your guide

Throw out the lowball bid. When it comes to representing you and your company, the last thing you want to do is invest money in a contractor desperate for work. They are bound to cut corners, to try and get your presentation completed. You should feel comfortable with your choice in Prezi Designer. If you are going to pay for a service, make sure that it is top quality, and that your end product surpasses your expectations.

  1. Go with your gut

You need to be able to trust that your Prezi Designer is going to deliver your presentation on time, meet your project needs, and deliver you quality service even after your transaction has been completed. You want make sure that you are covered for any last minute changes, and even tech support needed for the big day. Finding a company to help your presentation stand out from all the others is a not an easy task. Make sure that you choose a presentation design team that eliminates your stress by communicating with you every step of the way.

Cool Illustrative Prezi

We came across this really cool illustrated Prezi in our travels.  Clean colours, solid design.  We liked it!  Geek approved!

https://prezi.com/9rnynoe-pzg3/back-up-anatomy-of-a-security-breach-in-education/

Second Most Viewed Prezi of 2014

We came across this Prezi developed by “Prezi Team” which is all about using Prezi as a presentation tool which was right up our alley.  More importantly, it was actually the second most viewed Prezi of 2014.  There’s some great tips in here as well for all you Prezi nerds.  Our best tip?  Hire the Presentation Geeks to help you with your next big presentation

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