Posts Tagged ‘Stress Awareness Month’

NATIONAL STRESS AWARENESS MONTH: THE EASY WAY TO AVOID PRESENTATION STRESS

Friday, April 7th, 2017 by Matt<

Presentations can unfortunately be synonymous with stress. It’s why Eyeful, Europe’s leading presentation design company, exists. We are in business because our presentation creation service removes the stress and headaches around creating an effective presentation that gets you a result.

As part of our National Stress Awareness campaign, we are sharing some great ideas and best practices to hopefully help you deal with a little of the stress and worry associated with presentations.

Worries such as ‘will my presentation achieve its objectives?’ or ‘will it deliver the ROI results that are required?’

To make sure your concerns don’t become a reality, simply submit your presentation to the Eyeful presentation healthcheck.

Will my presentation achieve its objectives?

If your presentations aren’t delivering results, this can of course be a stressful and worrying time, and it’s important to tackle this before any further opportunities go to waste.

The first part of the Eyeful presentation healthcheck is a short questionnaire which will generate you a high-level audience heatmap…

Your heatmap will get you thinking about your audience’s needs and help you to start putting these above your own.

This means you will be on the way to creating an ‘audience centric’ message which is the key building block to any good presentation. After all, nobody enjoys sitting through soulless, horribly generic presentations that they don’t connect with – this is a key reason why presentations fail.

Delivering a presentation that speaks to your audience and gains a genuine connection with their needs is the ultimate key to presentation success. But this is only the start…

Will my presentation deliver the ROI results that are required?

To really deliver the ROI your business needs, your presentation needs to be on song in a number of ways…

It can’t simply look good but have no clear message or structure…

If you have a great message, but a poor structure and a design stuffed with text and bullet points, your presentation just isn’t going to get the traction your effort deserves.

This is why an Eyeful presentation expert with years of experience will review your presentation against the three factors that determine its true effectiveness…

Look and Feel – is your presentation designed to a professional standard?

Messaging – does the clarity of your key messages shine through?

Structure – does your story come across in a logical and easy and memorable way?

Based on the information you provide, we’ll assess your presentation’s strengths and weaknesses and feedback to you in the form of a comprehensive report.

This report will also detail any missed opportunities, which will be good ideas and best practice advice, that we in our professional opinion believe will help to strengthen your presentation and give it an even greater chance of success.

So, if you’ve ever sat there staring at a PowerPoint, getting more and more stressed as you wonder where to start…

…at least now you’ll have some firm direction in what needs doing.

Or, you could just give Eyeful a ring on +44 (0)1455 826390 and we’ll make the whole process of presentation creation a stress-free experience…

DO YOUR PRESENTATIONS STRESS YOU OUT?

Friday, March 31st, 2017 by Matt<

This April marks the 25th Stress Awareness Month and as we are well aware that presentations can be the cause of the odd anxious moment for presenters, we thought it’s only right to try and help.

“Stress Awareness Month is a national, cooperative effort to inform people about the dangers of stress, successful coping strategies, and harmful misconceptions about stress that are prevalent in our society.”

Make sure you follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook or keep an eye on this blog, as throughout April Eyeful will be releasing plenty of helpful hints and tips to make your experiences with presentations that little bit less stressful!

Later this month we’ll be launching our free presentation storyboard starter kits, which are just great for helping you to plan your presentations – and will make it a lot easier for you to create more visual presentations.

We’ll also be sharing some of the best practice advice from our In Case of Emergency presentation training module, which will reveal the secrets to preparing an effective presentation at short notice. We’ve all been there when the email from the big boss arrives asking for a presentation at this week’s meeting, certainly no pressure there then.

In the meantime, check out this recent innovation piece from one of our presentation designers who took inspiration from Stress Awareness month…