No matter the topic, giving a memorable presentation can seem daunting.
When your topic is boring, it can feel even more challenging. Perhaps you think that because your industry or profession is highly technical and data-heavy you are doomed to put your audience to sleep.
Though it might not be easy, you can turn a boring topic into an engaging presentation. If you are passionate about your topic, you can inspire your audience. However, if you think your “job” is to get a bunch of boring information across to your audience, you’re sabotaging your efforts and you should start thinking differently.
1. Understand your objective.
Your first step to an engaging presentation is to get your mindset right. Giving a presentation is not about sharing information; it’s about persuasion. Once you know what you are trying to get your audience to do, summarize it in one brief sentence. For instance, “I am going to convince my audience that eating a plant-based diet is a healthier option and will save them money on medical bills down the road.”
Once you know this, you can begin to craft the most effective presentation possible.
2. Solve a problem.