Presentation Essentials

In the competitive world, corporations crave agility, efficiency and continuous improvements in work processes. A business organization competes with another to project a positive image before the world. The contention between private or government organizations is in terms of profit, business deals and corporate image. A company interacts with shareholders, customers, government and media. In this whole process, its professionals have to give various presentations. These can be oral or multimedia presentations. Multimedia presentation is highly preferred in today’s world of high technology. A Power Point presentation displays information in the form of slide show. It has three major functions: The text can be inserted and formatted. It has a slide-show system to display the content. Graphic images can be inserted and manipulated. Various sounds too can be manipulated.

In order to make effective presentation, one needs to consider few points:

Conduct extensive research on the topic. All aspects of the topic should be covered. Try to cover related topics too. This is time consuming. However, it it really prepares you answer all sorts of questions of your audiences. It does not matter if you cannot answer few of the questions. You must learn to say ‘no’ and say that you will find out rather than giving false answers. An image has a story to convey. Therefore, use visual aids where the subject requires. Pictures, graphs, tables, props can be used. You should never mismatch an image and the text. Write mainly in bullet points. A viewer can grasp more and better when the information presented is short in length. Each slide should not be crammed with information and graphics or any other type of visual. Sound can also be added as effects. However, the sound should also match the theme or subject matter of the text. After preparing the presentation, you must rehearse as much as you can. This activity boosts up your confidence as you know what to speak next and how to do that.

These are few factors that should be kept in mind. In order to make your task easier, a slide show designer is also available. The tool prepares attractive slide shows with a flash. It is economical too. There are many good companies that manufacture and offer such program. You only need to ensure about its usability and cost factor. The company should have twenty-four hour technical and customer support. It should be having its physical address. It should be a certified one. If you invest some time in presentation points and certain tools you will be able to make effective presentations in future.

Presenting the Soul to God the Father

When we present our soul to God the Father, after having freely and deliberately consented to give ourselves to Him, in essence we find ourselves kneeling before His Infinite Majesty, facing Him with the soul on the palms of our uplifted hands. The Alpha and the Omega of the universe sits regally on His throne, facing us in immense splendor and Omnipotence, whereas Jesus stands closely to His right, with the Blessed Virgin Mary standing next to Jesus in turn. God the Father, Jesus, and Mary all look at us patiently, silently, but most intently, awaiting the handing over of our soul to the Father, so that it may become fully His property. Our Father radiates a most luminous and indescribable, albeit veiled, beauty that both extends and envelops all surroundings, while our soul resembles a clear orb of light that we hold up humbly and supplicatingly, both in front of and to our Father, with our hands. The degree of clarity, luminosity, and reflectivity of the orb that is our soul manifests to what extent we have been successful in re-purifying our soul from the darkness of sin, through the combined effort of grace and receptivity to our Father’s grace in our lives, including the specific graces of reconciliation, re-purification, and re-dedication to Him through consecration.

We then proceed to bow profoundly to His Majesty, approaching slowly on our knees toward the steps of the throne upon which our Almighty Father resides. With courage, humble trust, and filial love in our hearts and minds, we lift up our eyes to gaze directly upon our Heavenly Father, while concurrently stretching out our uplifted hands with the orb of our soul to give to Him, for safekeeping and tending. Our Father benignly, but none-the-less majestically, arises from His throne and graciously descends the steps of the latter to meet us, taking both for and to Himself that clear orb of light, faith, trust, and hope that is our soul. As we continue kneeling there with our uplifted faces, gazing with unearthly stillness upon our Father’s Light and beauty, God the Father then proceeds to slowly ascend back upon His throne, while very tenderly and lovingly tucking away the orb of the soul closely into His left side, to preserve it with great vigilance and joy, in, by and through His loving Presence. The above is a brief description of what it is like to give our souls to God the Father, highlighting what it is like to become a truly adoptive child of God, in a union not found elsewhere.

Change Management Presentations – If You Have to Make Multiple Points Use This Structure

If you were to listen to the advice of most keynote speakers they’d say there there’s a simple recipe for making a presentation: make and point then tell a story.

But keynote speakers don’t have to make presentations that contain data or analysis. So what do you do if you have to present complex information or make multiple points for just one slide? When this happens you more than just simple advice, you need a system.

Probably like most of you I often have to do complex analysis. Sometimes it can involve gathering data over two or three different organisations. For example a few years ago I completed an analysis for a UK criminal justice system. I had to build a picture of how three different organisations worked together and problems that resulted from the interactions.

I had to explain the consequences of the following points.

1. Some police officers have to leave the scene of the crime without gathering all the statements
2. There are frequent late submission of police reports
3. There is a lack of clarity between prosecutors and police
4. There are poor arrangements in place for the provision of legal aid
5. There are often court cancellations due to lack of preparation (I actually had 10 points to make).

Here’s how I did it.

1. Soon after opening the presentation I explained that I had 10 key points to show them about the failure of the criminal justice system. I specifically mentioned the number of points so that the senior executives could track progress through the presentation.

2. I gave each point its own slide. And in-between the points I repeated the same slide which showed a blueprint of the system. This helped the audience to remember and understand how the whole thing knitted together. It also re-grabbed their attention by moving between the picture and the points.

3. After every point I reintroduced the blueprint but with a different part of the picture circled in red. This had the effect of:

a. Drawing attention to that part of the picture

b. Moving the executives mentally through the presentation and picture.

I recently met an executive who had been at the meeting. He mentioned how much he still remembered from the day and the simplicity of the structure I used. So here’s my advice to you, steal my system, use it and refine it. If you do you’ll get more than change from your presentations, you’ll get remembered.