Why should I create a Presentation Brief before I begin work on my presentation?
When you set about creating a PowerPoint presentation for whatever purpose – corporate talk, elearning, sales training, or school project – you may think you have all the information you need to get started. But think again. Do you really have all the information required to deliver a top-notch presentation?
It always helps to have a crystal clear idea of the objective of your presentation, the exact target audience it is meant for, and what you aim to achieve out of the presentation. In short, you need to draft a Presentation Brief to put all this into clear perspective. Here are some great thoughts brought to you by popular PowerPoint evangelist Vivek Singh.
What is a Presentation Brief?
A presentation brief is a document that sets the objectives of your presentation and provides all the necessary information needed to start planning and creating the slides.
How will a Presentation Brief help my presentation?
Making a presentation is a three stage process:
- Planning the content
- Designing the slides &
Before you can start planning, you need to make a brief for yourself. This gives you the clarity you need to deliver a very effective presentation. Here’s a sample Presentation Brief. Fill all the information in the brief and it will make your planning process faster and easier. It will not only help you make PowerPoint slides faster, it will also give you a lot of clarity on how to make the presentation more effective.
Thanks Vivek for those wonderful ideas. To know more about how to fill in a presentation brief, read this post on Vivek’s blog ‘All about Presentations’.