Having to present in front of others can be a daunting prospect, preceded by actually creating the presentation, ensuring your ideas are conveyed clearly and making sure it is engaging for the audience.
Making a start on that presentation can feel like an uphill battle. But it needn’t…
Brainstorming your ideas and creating a visual diagram of what you want to include can really help you get started and improve the overall quality of your final presentation, giving you confidence when you have to think about actually presenting it.
How brainstorming will help you get started
Brainstorming and creating visual diagrams can be the easiest way to start putting together your presentation; it can help you organise relevant information and ultimately improve the whole process for you, leading to a better final presentation. And here’s how -
Turning your brainstorm into a presentation
So, you’ve brainstormed all your thoughts, organised your research and you now feel ready to put this all into a presentation. Inspiration 10’s Presentation tool can take all of this hard work and convert it into stylish slides with just a couple of clicks of a button, meaning that time spent brainstorming has actually saved you time in the long run. You can use Inspiration’s Presentation Manager to rearrange and design your presentation, including adding “snapshots”: visuals from your diagram to enhance your presentation, as well as act as visual prompts to you, so you can feel more supported while you’re presenting.
What’s more, your diagram notes will be converted to speaker notes that you can use when presenting your slideshow, which is brilliant if you feel anxious and need a prompt. Inspiration will allow you to format these notes, as well as the design of the presentation as you wish, then once you’re ready, there’s only one thing left to do…
Within Inspiration’s Online Help Manual (found in the Help tab) you can also get tips and hints on creating and showing your presentation, which should make you feel more confident and less anxious. It touches on timing, practising and necessary equipment; all helpful if presenting doesn’t come naturally to you. There’s even a Presenter Quick Reference Guide print-out, so you don’t have to rely on remembering how to do everything while you’re doing it; just keep an eye on the guide!