Ways to Present Your Ideas Better During a Meeting

    You want to ensure that as you start presenting your ideas during a meeting, everyone’s attention will be on you. Whether you want to pitch ideas to investors or wish to give instructions to your employees, you need to command attention first. These tips will help you present your ideas better. 

    Study ahead of the presentation

    You don’t want to look like you have no idea what you’re talking about. It helps if you study your presentation well. Research important details. Apart from the details of your speech, you also have to prepare for the question and answer part. Your knowledge will get tested based on how well you respond to these questions. 

    Use props

    Don’t stand in the middle of the stage and talk for an hour. No one wants to listen to you for such a long period. You can use visual aids to help convey the information. You can also use actual objects like a prototype of the products you intend to sell. You can make yourself clearer with the help of these props. 

    Dress appropriately 

    Your clothing has something to do with the effectiveness of your presentation. To begin with, you want everyone in the room to respect you and your thoughts. Therefore, having the best outfit will help you. Another reason is that you also want to convince yourself that you deserve such respect. With the right outfit, you will feel more confident facing a lot of people.

    Inject humour

    Regardless of the nature of the presentation, you can’t be too serious. You don’t want to bore everyone in the room. Even if you have great ideas, if your manner of presentation is dry it won’t serve any purpose. You will miss the chance to relay those ideas well. You have to be cautious though. You could end up offending people with your jokes. Run them past your friends first to see how they react.

    Make sure everything is ready 

    Check the room hours before your presentation. Conduct a sound check and test all the things you need for the presentation. If there are issues, you can find someone to help out, so things get fixed. You will feel rattled especially if you experience technical problems while talking. 

    Grow your beard

    It might seem irrelevant, but it works. If you know you will soon present your ideas in front of investors or a large crowd, you have to grow your beard. It will ensure that you command everyone’s attention in the room. You will also look like a boss whose ideas are worth listening to. Use beard care products to help speed up the growth of your beard, to achieve the desired look. 

    It’s not easy to present your ideas regardless of the crowd you’re talking to. Therefore, you need to prepare well and show everyone that you have what it takes to do well. Don’t feel intimidated and show that you know all about the subject of the presentation.

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    • Tom La Vecchia

      Founder of New Theory & X Factor Media

      Founder and Publisher of New Theory Magazine and Podcast. Serial Entrepreneur who loves wine, cigars and anything that allows to people to connect and share experiences.

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