Whether you are creating your first presentation or your hundredth, creating an engaging, impressive and ultimately interesting presentation should be one of your top priorities. Your presentation can convey all of the information necessary, and your key message, but if your viewers are bored by your presentation then not only will it be harder for them to maintain their concentration but it could also reflect badly on yourself and your business.
I think we probably have all sat through a boring presentation ourselves – I’m specifically thinking back to college lecturers who basically copied entire textbooks onto blank slides and expected us to sit enthralled. Or perhaps it was your last business meeting when it was obvious the presentation had been made in about 10 minutes with a definite lack of creative input.
Creating an interesting and engaging presentation does not have to take more than 10 minutes though, and it doesn’t require massive amounts of effort. With an online presentation tool like Presbee, there are tonnes of ways you can get creative with your presentations and make them interesting. We’ve collected our top 5 ways to easily make your presentation more interesting.
Shake up your structure
Did you know that it is possible to move away from the traditional presentation structure synonymous with PowerPoint Presentations to something completely new and innovative? No longer will your audience have to view one slide after the next. Using Presbee you can create non-linear presentations, which means you can move back and forth between slides and then jump to other slides when you need to access that information or highlight a point or graphic. Your audience will be forced to engage with your presentation and this inevitably makes it more interesting and memorable.
Audio in any form – music, conversation, pre-recorded interview or sound effect – adds another dimension to your presentation. Sitting and listening to a presenter speak for any length of time can become monotonous and lead to boredom. Adding audio and sound to your presentation is really easy with Presbee, and we’ve already collected our top tips on the subject so you have no excuse not to get creative.
Insert a live web page
Say you want to explain how a web page works, or illustrate your point with web based graphics, maybe in the past you would have tried to screenshot the page and insert it onto a slide. Now, with an online presentation tool like Presbee, you can instead stream a live web page as the background for one of your slides. Your viewers will be watching the most up-to-date version of the page you are speaking about and you can highlight and explain your points in as much detail as you need.
Videos will always be more interesting than still graphics and speech, as your audience can actually visualise your point, and depending on what your video is can actually be drawn into a moving story.
Using an online presentation tool like Presbee you can stream videos straight into your presentation – you no longer have to follow a URL to a separate browser – so your presentation will be interesting and also professional looking and seamless.
Add animation & transitions
Draw attention to certain graphics or images by inserting your own custom made animation. The graphic could move across the slide or enlarge as you speak, drawing the viewer’s eye and banishing any creeping boredom. With Presbee, creating your own animation is quick and easy as you can edit and create using the Custom Animation Timeline Builder. Similarly, why not insert a transition between your slides, especially if they are on the same topic or one is a continuation of the other.
With Presbee, creating your own animation is quick and easy as you can edit and create using the Custom Animation Timeline Builder. Similarly, why not insert a transition between your slides, especially if they are on the same topic or one is a continuation of the other.
So there you go, 5 different ways in which you can easily make your presentations more interesting and thus more engaging for your audience. If you can grab and keep their attention then they are more likely to receive the information or message you are trying to get across, leading to, all in all, a successful presentation.
Do you have any more easy ways to make your presentation more interesting? Are you a fan of non-linear presentations? Have you ever used any of our tips in your own presentations?
You can find out more about the benefits of Presbee here.