TED presentations have made their mark on on how presentations are delivered on stage. They’re changing how people look at stage presentations and what they expect from presenters. Here are some reasons why you should care and what you can do about it.
How Important Are TED Presentations?
TED talks are delivered by professionals from different fields. The purpose is to spread a certain idea and\or to get support for different endeavors. These presentations have quickly grown in popularity to the point where people and organizations are using them as a substitute to having a live speaker on stage.
Who Watches TED Talks?
Everyone from students and teachers to employers and employees watch them. As a result, their expectations of presenters are not the same as they were before TED talks got established in the mainstream.
I Don’t Have The Same Budget as a TED Presenter
It is true that some TED presenters take extra steps to make sure their presentation will be a winner. This includes hiring professional designers to design their slides, and hiring coaches to help them rehearse the presentation.
While most presenters don’t have enough time or money to spend on their presentations; today’s audiences want more polished presentations.
What You Can Do To Make Your Presentations Better
So, what can you do to make your presentations better and more aligned with your audience’s expectations?
Make Presentations Clear and Concise
Well, you can try making your presentation clear and concise. Remove as much extra detail as you possibly can. Focus on the key points.
Use Visuals Effectively
You’ll want to use relevant visuals for your slides. Not all slides need visuals. Sometimes the most powerful visual is a black slide.
Reherse and Practice the Presentation
Practice your presentation and record it with a camera if necessary. You will notice what works and what needs improvement when you watch your recorded presentations. Remember, TED presenters use coaches for this. Be prepared to put a few hours into practicing the delivery of your presentation.