So you’re setting out to make a PowerPoint presentation on the future direction of your company or project team. You have finalized most of the content and you’ve got the presentation storyboard in pretty good shape. You’re facing a blank, white slide. The first question looming in big, fat, bold lettering is:
How do you grab the attention of your audience?
You need to make an impact with the first slide itself. Your company or project is at a crossroads and you need the audience – stakeholders in the success of failure of the company – realize they have a genuine interest in the presentation you’re giving.
So frame a leading question and include a graphic such as one of 24point0’s businessman presenter illustrations.
You can put the question you wish to ask next to the image scaled up or scaled down for maximum impact. This will catch the audience’s attention and you can be certain that they won’t let go until the question is answered.
In fact, you can use the presenter as the theme for your whole presentation. Have him pop up at regular intervals when presenting graphs or numbers or lists of facts. His presence on the slide will definitely perk it up and give it a human dimension, metaphorically.