By Ghassan Hasbani

This time-saving advisor to giving potent shows is for a person who must current their rules or promote their abilities as persuasively as attainable. With step by step directions, this handbook is designed to assist readers improve their self assurance and get their message throughout.

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Brainstorm and decide on what information can be used for the presentation and what can be filtered out. Prepare a script following the three-stage model. Don't try to cram too much information into too short a time. Page 28 3 Planning Your Talk Time is short. Planning helps you make you make effective use of it. 4 Things That Really Matter 1 DRAWING A PRESENTATION LAYOUT 2 KNOWING WHAT TO SAY AND WHEN TO SAY IT 3 AIMING TO SELL AN IDEA, NOT TO FILL TIME 4 BACKING UP YOUR MEMORY To get your message across effectively, make efficient use of the given time to address the key issues.

Use colour consistently with accepted conventions. Red, for example, can be used to indicate warning while green is connected to safety. It does not make sense if you show company losses in green. Don't use colour simply to decorate your slide. It is there to add value. Use colour to show the relationships between two items. For example, in charts colour can be used as an extra axis. Space coloured objects out and allow enough space for the colour to be visible. Use bright colours on dark backgrounds for greater effect.

All this can be confusing to both you and your audience. To avoid confusion, remember the following: Animations can help you build your slides with great effect, but don't over-use them. Check the speed of slide transitions and animations with the equipment you intend to use as sometimes they might be slower when viewed on your computer screen alone. Try to avoid random transitions and incorporate ones which follow on from the previous slide. Build slides gradually. Various sections of the slide can be added gradually at the click of the mouse button.

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