Even before you open MS PowerPoint to create your presentation, sit yourself down and go over the main idea of your presentation. What do you really want to convey to your audience? Write down whatever is topmost in your mind.
Now have a look at the ideas you have jotted down. This list is the most important tool you have to deliver a memorable presentation. Why? For 2 reasons
- When you work on your presentation it guides you. It helps you stay on track. It maintains the focus of your presentation, and you can use it to design your presentation structure without worrying about deviating from the topic.
- Later, when you are actually presenting, you need to share this outline or simply the outline view of your PowerPoint presentation file with your audience.
|To add to audience recall keeping your presentation
outline visible throughout your presentation
When your audience has the list in sight, it is easier for them to stay focused. They subconsciously get the drift of your presentation, and it gives them clarity on the content of your presentation. They tend to participate better too. Most importantly, they remember.