We hope you have enjoyed our blog series on presentation skills so far. In case you missed them, our first blog focused on making your presentation more focused and impactful and our second blog helped you better understand the audience perspective.
This is part three of our presentation skills series and it looks at the importance your Visual Billboard can have on your presentation.
Background – The Visual Billboard
When used effectively, this is your storyboard. Before you create your first slide, you must determine your message / story from start to finish. To be audience effective – the creation of your message / story should take the most preparation time. Your overall story must have a logic and a flow, a start and a finish. When you create your slides, you must have a way to transition in and out of every slide. Information must pass the storyboard filter. Unrelated information must be eliminated or it will create audience confusion and weaken your message. Every slide must have a purpose with an introductory transition into the slide and an exit transition from one slide to another. All this is done before we really begin to create the presentation slides themselves. Start with your story and develop the slides to support, not the other way around. Remember, the sides are not the presentation. You are! The slides are your supporting tools.