Presentation condemn to failure speeches
In this article, I want to talk about five ways that make failure speeches for 100%. If you want to destroy your speech, you don’t have a long hard way ahead of you. By doing these five things, I guarantee that your presentation will be condemned to failure.
We’ve seen this a thousand times. The speakers who only talk about themselves. They don’t care what the audience wants and keep explaining the things only they are interested in. They don’t care the audience is sitting and listening to them so they just talk about whatever comes in their mind. The audience likes to hear about his needs, problems and the solutions then they will enjoy your presentation. Otherwise, you will have failure speeches.
2- Enough knowledge
Note that I said “enough knowledge.” Some speakers think they have to be a scientist to present so that his presentations won’t be failure speeches. It’s not true. Here, I want to tell you the difference between having enough knowledge and being a scientist.
You have to have enough knowledge for your presentation. For example, in one performance you only have 5 minutes then you need enough knowledge to fill this time. Sometimes you have to talk for an hour. You have to have more knowledge to talk about the subject for an hour.
Enough knowledge means the amount of it that conveys the concept of your subject and the purpose of your presentation to the audience.
Now imagine the time that you don’t have enough knowledge. You probably have to say some nonsense words till your time finishes. This way the audience won’t enjoy at all, and your presentation will be one of the failure speeches.
3- Audience analysis
We’ve talked about the audience analysis many times.
Imagine a speaker who has to have a presentation for masters and professors of a university. He doesn’t know them, and he chooses to talk about a subject for starters that is about something the audience is perfectly good at.
Another point we should know about is to know the audience’s political and cultural aspects. You should know what their character is and consider them because if you don’t, your presentation condemns to failure.
4- Info decoration for not having failure speeches
It is a word I made for myself: info decoration. You should know that we can’t present raw information. We have to change it, decorate it, make it better, shorter or longer. You have to categorize it and even add some examples, samples of real life and so on to make it more attractive and useful. It’s a brilliant idea to show numbers and statistics in graphs. This way you can simplify the hard and raw info you had, and it will have more effect on the audience.
So if you don’t change the raw info, it will be just like reading a hard scientific book and your speech is one of the failure speeches.
5- Have a purpose for not having failure speeches
It was interesting for me when I asked some speakers that “why do you present for these people? What do you want to get out of it?” at the moment the speakers started thinking about my question.
For me, it’s like a person who doesn’t know anything about swimming and throws himself into the water and then struggles.
It’s essential to know the purpose of your presentation. What do you want to teach the audience?
If you don’t know why you are presenting, you can choose any path to finish it, and none of them will get you anywhere so your presentations will be failure speeches.
Therefore, I suggest you avoid these 5 actions so that your speech won’t be one of the failure speeches and your audience enjoy your presentation and learn from it.