The journey of a hero through slides
Storytelling is a recurring theme in our blog posts. There’s a reason for that. With a PowerPoint presentation, you can tell a vivid story. Your ultimate goal needs to be engagement.
A good story engages and allows information to be retained. Bad stories, on the other hand, distract and disrupt the message flow.
Let’s look at some PowerPoint presentation tips that are effective when telling a compelling story.
Emotions play a big role in decision-making. So, build tension. Why tension you ask? Its because tension puts the audience in a prime position to perceive you as a hero.
Connect an emotional character to your audience. Describe the company journey or the journey of the product/service. Introduce challenges and solutions within the journey.
Use description wisely. Descriptive words make storytelling potent. When your presentation content is descriptive, it subconsciously transports your audience.
Add details about the story. Keep them connected through dots that make the story complete. One dot could be the hero of the story. The product could be the hero who solved a customer’s problem. The hero could be an innovative idea that became the focal point of the PowerPoint presentation.
Once the tension reaches a certain point, elevate your tone. Show excitement through your voice and body language. Enhance your body language to communicate better. Present a hero to the audience and convince them it’s a hero they deserve too.
Storytelling is a PowerPoint presentation trick that all presenters must master. It takes your audience on an emotional journey. Allow your audience to interact with you while presenting. Make the content fun, through fillers. This can be done by asking a question, taking a poll, playing a guessing game or playing relevant multimedia.
It isn’t just immediate engagement you’re after, but also build a long-term connection. Work on ways to craft an engaging story. Stories increase an audience’s connection. You can introduce them to real-time scenarios, but with characters that you set.
A ppt designer’s visuals can make the story compelling. Add compelling visuals to a compelling story. A compelling visual helps the audience to conceptualize your content. The data can turn into reality.
A simple infographic or a well-designed background slide image can work best. A visual design eliminates the need to stuff slides with too much text.
Visual representation in PowerPoint presentation keeps the slide content clean. The audience relates better and builds a connection faster.
As a presenter, your job is to speak. It’s not easy to manage the presentation’s content and your style of speaking. When your presentation tells a story by itself through content and visuals, your job as a presenter becomes less difficult.