In this article, I want to explain how we can write a presentation script.
As we all know, talking can be tough and we may forget what we wanted to say. Public speaking is the most challenging one. So we need to have a script to prevent this from happening.
Let’s review the most typical ways of memorizing or writing a presentation script.
Some people write the whole script, word by word. When they start to present, they read from this script like they are reading a book, but the fact is that reading the exact words exhausts the audience.
The audience will say: well, give us the paper, we can read it for ourselves. Reading from the script word by word will decrease the speaker’s position.
Another mistake that some speakers make is that they write a presentation script and then memorize it.
They read it a thousand times to be able to say it in the presentation. But when they want to present it in front of the audience, they keep forgetting things and use filler words like “um” and “uh” to kill the time and remember their sentences.
At this moment when one of the audience asks you a question you get nervous and you can’t remember what you were saying.
So it’s best if you don’t read from the presentation script and do not memorize it.
It’s only necessary to write the titles. When you see the title, you remember the whole paragraph you had rehearsed before. And you can talk about them in your simple words. But you have to write the titles with large handwriting.
Because when you have a presentation, you become nervous. It results in increasing adrenalin, and it widens your pupils, and we can’t read things from a close distance.
Your presentation script needs to be readable. It’s embarrassing to say “wait, what did I write here?” in front of the audience.
Sometimes you can use software to do so — for example, PowerPoint, Prezi, some recorded files, mind map and any other thing you can use.
Imagine you want to present this article on a video or in front of people. Its presentation script example will be like this:
You can stick this script beside the camera so that you can see it easily when you are talking, and if it’s a presentation, you can stick the notes on the ground ( so that you get a glimpse while you walk) or put the notes and handouts on the stand.
I hope you can have the best presentation script using these methods.