You have a big presentation that is coming up at work and you are not sure how you are going to get everything done. And more than anything else, you are just worried that you are not going to do a good job. You have this feeling that you are going to struggle to get your point across. And we can understand if you are having this apprehension. It is the feeling that a lot of people get when they are preparing something of this nature. If you are preparing to give a presentation, nerves are just a part of the process. You cannot get around them.
But there are ways to ensure that you are going to do a stand up job at your presentation. What you have to think about the most with a presentation is how you are going to accompany what you are saying with visuals. That is so important. When people are told they can add PowerPoint to their presentation, they almost take it as a chance to add all the information in their project onto the PowerPoint. We do not want you to do things in this way.
The reason why we do not like that method is because it ends up messy. What you want is to ensure that you are letting everyone get the gist of what you are saying through the visuals. You will want to show them some bullet points, and you will want some nice summary of what is going on. But that is not the presentation as a whole. The presentation is what you are saying, otherwise you would have no need to talk. You could just put up the slides and everyone could read them in their own time.
And what you also will want to do is make sure you are adding a timeline of some nature. Whether you are presenting about the company’s progress in a certain avenue, or you are presenting to show why you should be getting a specific project, adding an Office Timeline will help you a lot. You can make these timelines with templates that you customize, and it does not take very long. A timeline is just the best way to show how things have progressed, or how they are going to progress. As long as you can explain each point within the timeline and add to it, you are golden.
You should not fear these presentations. A lot of people fear when they have to go up and give a presentation. We do not want you to think in that way. We want you to think that you are going to have a good experience and that you are going to give a great presentation. That is what we want you to think about. So long as you are prepared and you know the material, you are all set. And if you managed to get some good bullet points, visuals and a nice timeline, you are in an even better spot.