Stop Boring Your Audience

How many laborious and painful presentations have you had to sit through, and how many tiresome presentations have you hosted? No matter how great a speaker you may be, chances are you’ve bored more than your fair share of audiences. Remember that people only retain 20% of what they hear, 30% of what they see, and 70% of what they hear and see.

Speaker support presentations are useful tools to help engage your audience and pique their interest. Nonetheless, in an age of information overload, it is vital to produce engaging and easy-to-digest content that meets audiences’ expectations.  Static flat Powerpoint slide presentations are a thing of the past. If you want to get your audience’s attention, whether they be colleagues, employees, other businesses, or prospective clients, you need to hook them and dazzle them with a strong and powerful presentation.

I’ve been in the business of producing audio-visual digital content for years. I used to work in a corporate environment, where I sat through some grueling presentations. Your audience doesn’t need to see the bullet point list from your speech and if you are going to share numbers at least try and make it exciting by creating an animated chart? You’re probably thinking to yourself, who has the time, right? That’s where I come into the picture.

I can help you write your copy and create a well-designed, tailor-made presentation that will engage your audience and keep them listening. For those of you who have time and the knack, and would like to try creating your own dynamic presentation, check out the sample video below. It was created using 3 different free software tools for mac users:

  • Keynote was used for the initial slide show build, with 3D charts, text, video inserts, and transitions. An mp4 can be exported from Keynote to use as a guide for soundtrack creation
  • Garage band was used for the soundtrack and syncing to the movie file
  • iMovie was used to bring together the video and audio track, and export the final .mp4 file
Video created by Maddalena Di Gregoriio

I’ll be honest with you, it takes a little practice and a whole lot of patience to get just the right timing and pace and the right look. It took me two days to get this 45-second video just right. Don’t forget to stay in line with your branding when you design presentations.

If you don’t have the time to fuss over your presentations, hire a professional freelance digital content designer.

Published by Maddalena Di Gregorio

“I kept always two books in my pocket, one to read, one to write in” Robert L. Stevenson

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