Have you ever been in that situation when you’ve forgotten what your next point was in your presentation?
Every presenter wants a professioanl presentation and everyone has different techniques and tools to help them remember everything they need to talk about. They range from having the old fashioned A4 sheets of paper, to reference cards and even writing on their hands.
We have come across one so simple and so effective that we just had to share it with you. At the recent Annual Presentation Summit held in New Orleans, Rick Altman shared a smart way for presenters to remember their presentation content.
This brilliantly simple tool comes in the form of a clock and works for any length of presentation.
How it works
You simply go through your presentation and choose the 12 key points in the order from beginning to end, then plot them against the numbers from 1 – 12. We recommend choosing words familiar to you to assist with recall. You could even make a poem or song out of it which would be even more powerful.
Using this method will support your working memory and when you’re out there in the thick of it, looking out at your eager audience, your brain will only have to track back to a few keywords that are familiar to you instead of paragrpahs of text or writing on your hand that’s half rubbed off due to the sweaty palms!
To make sure you look professional in your next presentation, the helpful team at Presentation Studio have created a free PowerPoint template.