Hello, I am looking for business presentation ideas. Also, I am confused about how to manage all the data and present it in a way that everyone gets my idea. If anyone could share their ideas and thoughts it will be helpful for me. Do Presentation templates help? If yes then name those templates.
In my opinion, the two most important steps to a successful presentation are:
1 – get clear on the story you are trying to tell
2 – refine through iteration
Start with a one or two sentence summary of what you are trying to convey to the audience. This is harder than it sounds. don’t start on the presentation until you have that primary or problem statement defined. Once you have that, every slide should have a specific purposed regarding telling that story. If it doesn’t, modify or delete it.
Once you have the story you are trying to tell defined, put together a high level presentation. It’s ok to have a lot more information included in the beginning that you think you will need. The main point is to get started. Continue to refer back to your story and refine your presentation. Get coaches/mentors/friends and run the presentation by them. Take the feedback and refine your presentation. It should get more refined, streamlined and shorter as you go until you have a very specific and precise presentation that represents the story you are trying to tell.
side note, don’t fall in love with data. If it doesn’t help tell the story drop it.