Before you can begin, you need to know why you are doing this presentation. So I am going to give you two goal setting presentation ideas.
Okay maybe you are doing this presentation because the boss told you to. Maybe you foolishly volunteered or someone volunteered you!!! It has happened to the best of us.
Whatever the reason you might as well make a good impression.
Not having clear objectives is one of the main reasons a presentation is a flop.
To create the objective and make it clear in your mind you need some guidance.
What is your presentation about?
How do you want your audience to feel about this subject?
What do you want your audience to think about this subject?
What do you want your audience to do as a result of your presentation?
Okay here is an example. I am a representative of the world wildlife fund and I am here today to talk to you about Tigers.
I am going to want you to feel sorry for the tigers. So I am going to want to ditch the information about how many people are killed by tigers each year. But I am going to want to give you lots of information about their plight in the wild.
I am going to want you to think “How can this be happening and how can I help”
And yes you have guessed it. I am going to want you to give me money, or maybe volunteer. This is what I want you to Do.
Now I want you to apply this THINK, FEEL, DO scenario to your presentation and always keep who your audience is in mind too.
You may also want to apply SMART objectives to your presentation too.
Specific : How much money do I want to raise exactly?
Measurable : Yes I can count the money or the number of volunteers.
Realistic : Do I have enough of the right people at the presentation. If not, re think the goal.
Achievable : Yes if I have considered my audience and re thought goal if necessary.
Timed : How long is the presentation and how long do they have to give money or volunteer. Note this one needs to be communicated to the audience but I will cover that in Structuring your presentation.
Have a go at applying these two methods of gaining clarity in what you want to achieve from your own presentation. It will aid you in structuring the presentation and getting what you want from it.
If you struggle, just comment below with what your presentation is about and who it is to and I will try to help you.