Presentation

Presentation is the process of presenting the content of a topic to an audience. But while presenting it’s not only the content but the style, the flow also matters a lot. But the most important thing would be ‘to hold the interest of listeners’ through out the presentation.But how many people should present on a topic? 1? 2? 3? Or more? Let’s see!!!

A group was presenting on a retail store. It was a retail management lecture. A lady started with a beautiful introduction of the retail store. She went on presenting around 10-12 slides. Then she passed on to a guy to present rest of the slides. No doubt the guy was also equally competent. But I lost my interest as the second presenter started. He has a different style of presenting. Both of them have their own way of presenting. My mind got use to with the lady’s presenting style. But a sudden change in the style of presenting broke down my interest.

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My View

I think there should be just one presenter who should present the whole topic. Even if the content is boring, the style of the one presenter holds the attention of the audience for a long time. Ofcourse I am assuming the presentation will be of half an hour at max.

I discussed the same thing with one of my friend Nikhil. He said, “The presentation is a team effort and it should be presented content wise. Like: a guy who is good at finance part, he should present that part of the topic; a guy who is creative should take the introduction part and so on”.
But I am saying about the STYLE of presenting the content.

The FIRST PRIORITY should not be the content. Because the Ultimate goal of every presentation is “your stuff to get heard, understood and convinced”.

What do you say, guys?

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5 responses

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  2. Well i will stick to my word that when it comes to corporate presentations its a pure team effort and sometimes it becomes difficult for one person to take the brunch of a whole presentation coz its long and one has a threshold limit. well also the fact that …. its not good make judgments at the college level presentations because the speakers are rarely prepared

    October 20, 2007 at 11:15 PM

  3. Ashu

    Presentations are not bout team effort but its all bout the communication process from the presentor to the audience.The ultimate goal should be making the audience ,understood regarding ur topic…Look …

    When u r a presentor so…ur message will be communicated to the audience after u encode the message and audience will decode it and receive the message…but here the point is change..of the presentor.So when there is a change then the process will be same but thing is how r u going to decode the message..and still receive it in the same way..

    October 20, 2007 at 11:56 PM

  4. Harmeet Kaur

    I think giving presentation is to be able to commuincate so well so that the other person listens with a keen interest and understands what is being said …….which is very important ………bt to give a comment on ur thought i would say …….presentation by one person will be little hectic for that person as if for some time if that person gets the chance to have a break in between then he/she would be able to communicate well….and the content wise …….the person presentin shud be thru with. ,…..so 2-3 persons can give presentation well ……by maintaining a flow …which has to be discussed before hand…who will lead nd who will carry on next …..//

    October 21, 2007 at 8:35 PM

  5. Abhiroop

    I can understand which presentation u r talking about & what was the reaction of all the audience at the end of the day!!! Well I would go with Nik’s statement that Presentation is a team effort. It reflects on the team co-ordination, team dynamism & how much efforts put in by each of the members. A presentation cannot be successful with the collective effort of the team members,until & unless it’s a presentation by a single person. Some points I would like to mention which according to me are very vital for making a good presentation:
    1. A presentation should neither be too lengthy nor too small. Number of slides should be just adequate to communicate your idea.
    2. slides should not be a clutter of words & pictures. It is true that we remember what we visualize but too much of visualization leaves the audience with nothing but confusion.
    3.Voice modulation is very vital for a presenter. He /She should know where to be loud & where to be soft. The person can crack relevant jokes in-between the presentation to make it interesting but he/she should not make the presentation a joke.

    October 22, 2007 at 2:38 PM

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