Presentation Tips – Putting Together an Excellent Performance

I was once asked this question…

“Could anyone give me a few tips for an excellent performance at an academic foreign policy presentation next week?”

My advice to the requester:

1. Don’t put text on a PowerPoint slide

2. Use personal stories

3. Practice, practice, and practice

First, don’t use Microsoft’s PowerPoint for text.

I know, I know. Most of the business and educational world will tell you to put together a good PowerPoint presentation. I will suggest to you to put together a good Presentation. Then if must use PowerPoint, use it for visuals. Charts, tables, and photos. Visuals do three things, in order of importance.

Photos show a thing that cannot be adequately described or must be accurately recognized. Charts give the audience a visual comparison of numbers, allowing them to see the difference. Tables give the audience a visual representation of large groups of numbers. That’s what a PowerPoint slide is good for.

However, a good presentation is an intriguing weave of words that attracts, explains, and persuades your audience like reading a good book. Remember listening to someone tell you a good story? That’s how you should make your audience feel.

Use descriptive phrases and intriguing example stories. Pull the stories from your own life experiences, professional and personal. Use the stories that you share with your friends and family in informal settings. Chances are, you’ve told them many times already. Tie them in with points in your presentation.

Most importantly… practice, practice, PRACTICE. Any athlete can tell you that the ratio of time spent in practice is phenomenally large in comparison to time in the game. If the presentation is important to you and your career, give it the time needed for you to be confident, competent, and fully comfortable in practice.

This is a quick summary on what I consider to be some of the most important points in good presentation. There are many more, such as: using the singular you, using eye contact without scanning the audience, good use of pauses (many people fear the pause).

My best advice to you… Get some help and/or coaching before you need it. But you can still put together a good presentation right now. Good Luck!”

What are some of those resources? Check out some of my recommended links at my website. But I also like the World Champions Edge for continuous coaching by experts and peers. You call also use Toastmasters International for more continuous learning opportunities.

Do you have any suggestions for someone trying to put together a good presentation? Please let me know.

Decorative Presentation Pocket Folders Vs Simple Pocket Presentation Folders

Below are the differences between decorative presentation pocket folders and simple presentation pocket folders.

Decorative Presentation Pocket Folders

  • More rich in design hence catch more attention of client
  • More expensive as customization is involved
  • Can be customized in different die cut shapes of the panels to give it a custom shape
  • Different kinds of finishing are applied to give the rich design more attraction
  • Spot UV coating is one of the major feature of the decorative company folders and gives a nice effect to the rich full color design
  • Full color printing on both sides to give more space to your message. Inside printing can be useful and present more information about your businesses while customer is opening and checking stuff inside two pocket folders
  • Sand effect is also a great effect used in decorative folders, it actually gives the effect of sand while seeing it and touching it
  • Glow in the dark ink is also used in decorative two panel folders to give them the real active look for which two pocket folders speaks for itself
  • Hexachrome printing method is used in decorative folders to give more accurate and rich color printing. Hexachrome printing is done using 6 process colors and is more advanced than the conventional 4 color process printing
  • Metalized card stock and metallic inks and also panatone colors are used to give decorative presentation pocket folders the look you want to deliver to your clients

Simple Pocket Presentation Folders

  • Simple in design and colors
  • Cost effective as no customization is involved
  • All the panels are simple rectangular and is of regular 9″x12″ folder die
  • Regular matte or glossy finish / lamination is used
  • Because of the cost effective solution only flood UV coating is used
  • one, two or three color printing is used only on the outside of the presentation folders. Also printing is not done up to the bleeds of the folder
  • No special effects are used due to cost effectiveness
  • Regular CMYK process color inks are used to reduce the cost
  • No panatone or special inks are used

IBAN Accounts (International Bank Accounts)

What are IBAN accounts?

IBAN or International Bank Account Number is basically having a global bank account. It is created internationally to identify the bank accounts across national borders and overseas countries. This is an important account because whenever you make an international payment, it is compulsory to have the IBAN. It contains both a bank account number and an identification code for the bank itself. As a matter of fact IBAN is a unique code that easily identifies a beneficiary’s bank account for the purpose, round the globe. It is not a new account number, only an ungraded version of digital system of your current account.

The IBAN consists of an alphabetical country code, which is followed by two digits, and then up to 35 characters of the bank account number. An IBAN is used to uniquely and properly identify or recognize a customer’s bank account across the world. Today, more than 54 countries are using IBAN accounts and mostly the counties of the European Union, UAE, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Germany and more are the participants.

Significant Features of using IBAN accounts

• An IBAN is a Straight Through Processing or STP of Electronic Payments system. This system minimizes delays and extra costs related to account numbers.
• The implementation of IBAN will bring more efficiency in the process of remittance related transactions. It serves to cut risk of transcription errors.
• The IBAN accounts facilitate with quicker processing of your funds transfer.
• Normally, banks are required the accuracy IBAN at the time of a fund transfer and they check only the IBAN is correct or not to make the funds transfer. This establishes the operation of funds transfer from one place of the world to another easier as well as more immediate. It is used for sending and receiving both local and international funds transfers.
• You don’t have to pay any additional charge while using IBAN, only you have to pay normal transaction processing fees.
• Now, it is easier for the IBAN customers to perform their funds transfer because of online banking facility. It reduces the monetary value and enhances the operational efficiency.

The Purpose of using International Bank Account Number or IBAN accounts
International Bank Account Number is essential for the purpose of receiving as well as sending an electronic payment from the bank. You can receive and send an electronic payment internationally or overseas and also locally, when you have a correct and accurate IBAN. If you want to send an electronic payment through IBAN to another country, it is possible only when that country has adopted IBAN facility. This means both the parties must have the International Bank Account Number or IBAN accounts to have successful fund transfer transactions.

The consequence of using improper IBAN
Due to any error or misunderstanding, you have given incorrect and forget to give the IBAN information, a certain amount of charge is applied by the receiving bank and your IMT may be rejected. The amount of charge will be deducted from your payment or else charge back. Thus, always check your IBAN properly before making fund transfer transaction.

If you wish to have an IBAN account, then go for it because it is easy to create and also a great help for fund transfer across the world smoothly.