From an elementary-school classroom to a business pitch with Venture Capitalists, presenting and teaching well go hand-in-hand. To entertain and educate an audience, speakers need to carry audience members through their message with exciting and engaging materials. Here are 3 of Dog and Pony Show's favorite teaching tips to present with!
1. Show, Don't Tell
Visuals are a powerful tool in any presentation. Tastefully chosen clips, videos, images, and gifs can enhance the meaning of your presentation. Keeping your audience's attention is key to giving a successful speech
2. Share a Story
Everyone loves a good story. Make your points more compelling by interweaving them into a narrative. When data and facts are presented with a plot hill, it makes information retention and audience engagement much more absorbable.
3. Be Yourself
Authoritarian-style speaking is not your most effective tool in a classroom. Rather, present more conversationally and show your personality. Informal speaking styles will make you more relevant and remembered.
Looking for more presentation tips and tricks? Check out the Dog and Pony Show blog post on using minimalism in presentations!