THE EASY WAY TO KEEP YOUR MEETING AUDIENCE INTERESTED

Thursday, October 13th, 2016 by Matt

Since the dawn of presentations, speakers have been looking at ways to keep their audience awake and engaged…

Vibrating seats didn’t have the desired effect…

Inbuilt Microsoft sound effects didn’t impress…

And the contamination of break-time tea pots with questionable stimulants was severely frowned upon…

Presenters needed a new way to keep their audiences tuned in to their talk.

As it turned out, talking seemed to do the trick.

Not me talk, you listen though. The key to keeping audiences interested is through interactive conversation where the presenter and audience can talk openly and freely, letting conversations flow naturally.

The problem with normal presentations…

Most PowerPoint presentation designs are linear, they start on slide 1 and the presenter clicks through slide by slide until the end of the presentation. Which doesn’t exactly go hand in hand with a conversational style approach…

Take a sales meeting as a prime example, it’s beyond awful when the sales person in this type of engagement pulls out a laptop, connects it to a portable projector and starts ploughing through mind-numbing irrelevant content with no appreciation of their audience’s flagging interest.

As soon as a presenter loses an audience in this way, it’s game over.

The answer is an interactive presentation…

An interactive presentation is different because you can set up your PowerPoint presentation to work like a website with hyperlink navigation…

Make your presentation interactive and deliver it on a tablet device and now you’re talking… literally.

This approach allows you to have a completely natural conversation with the prospect and when a new customer problem arises, you can use the interactive navigation to quickly get to the relevant solution and use the specific content to help you sell your product or service.

An offline, fully interactive presentation isn’t just the ultimate sales tool, it’s the guaranteed way of keeping your meeting audience engaged and in tune with your presentation.

Imagine for a moment you are the audience in 2 meetings…

Presenter 1 stops chatting and kills the conversation by connecting a laptop to a projector and proceeds to talk at you about content that’s not even of interest until they get the part that is…

But presenter 2, pulls out a tablet and carries on the conversation showing you the only the services and products that are going to solve your problems.

An interactive presentation just like the one here which our own sales team use every day…

Go ahead and have a click around…

Which experience would keep you engaged and focussed?

Look out for my next article, next week as I’ll be explaining How To Make An Interactive Presentation With PowerPoint’s New Tool Zoom…

Or we can give you the full lowdown on how to make presentation tools like PowerPoint and Prezi sing, just check out our brand new Presentation Technology training day…

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