We all know what it’s like to sit through a bad presentation. We can easily spot the flaws — too long and boring, uninformative, or indecipherable.
Here are five of the most common mistakes, along with some tips on how to avoid them.
1. Excessive Use of Information
Focus your topic and keep it simple, do not segue way into other issues. Stay precise and to the point. Redundant and irrelevant content disconnects the audience from the presenter.
2. Failing to Research your Audience
Crafting your presentation for a group strengthens your overall message. Know your audience and focus on their interests and needs.
3. Your Monotone Presentation Style is Dull
To enhance your presentation, you must keep your audience active and engaged as much as possible. Ask them to participate, build on their ideas, have visuals with you. Keep it exciting and alive.
4. Using Inconsistent Design
Make sure you follow a consistent design. Small inconsistencies like titles or text being out of place between slides will make your entire presentation look unprofessional.
5. Your Call to Action is Confusing or Vague
The Call to Action is arguably the most crucial part of your presentation. It encloses the primary purpose of your presentation through a bold statement that urges your audience to act on the ideas you shared with them.