Use presentation methods to gain your victory
As we all know, there are many presentation methods, but in this article, I want to talk about one of the most impressive presentation methods which is very applied. It’s called “ABCC”. A speaker can use it and be successful by knowing it and discovering his/her presentation style.
“A” is for the attention-grabbing opening. It’s essential to make the audience pay attention to you. As speakers, we only have 30 seconds in the beginning to grab the audience’s attention. But we often see the speakers start their presentation like this: Hi, I am Mr. X, and I appreciate Mrs. Y’s effort for this seminar. Before I start, I want to tell you that our company has done many types of research on this topic and I want to share some of its parts with you.”
This presentation is utterly doomed because the speaker lost his 30 golden seconds of the opening. He’s missed the audience’s attention from the beginning.
We have to start with an interesting subject by excitement and energetic mood the way the audience freeze in one second.
B in ABCC is for Body. It means the presentation script. It has a broad topic which I explain thoroughly in other articles. But I have to mention this point. You have to consider some cycles meaning whenever you think you are talking steadily; you have to add some ups and downs into it to involve the audience, for instance, you can ask a question or want them to do teamwork. Of course, it depends on the situation.
C for Conclusion is the result you and the audience get out of your presentation. You have to define your performance and what’s its result in about twenty words. For example, imagine someone says: “at the end of your presentation, I want to ask the audience one question about what they’ve learned.” It is what we call a Conclusion.
Sadly, we see most speakers forget their presentation conclusion, and when we ask what is your presentation about, they start explaining the whole thing. It’s wrong.
Clear Call to Action as one of the presentation methods
Finally, the second C in ABCC, one of the most operational presentation methods, is for Clear call to action. It’s one of the most powerful tactics in presentation and public speaking. It means we ask the audience to do something at the end of the presentation. Note that we said “Clear.” It means it has to be an obvious and Clear call.
Unfortunately, we see some speakers have an inexpressive call to action which the audience wouldn’t understand. Let me tell you an example. In a presentation about smoking, the speaker who was a friend of mine asked the audience to throw away any cigarettes they have in their pockets to a bin at the end of the hall. It was impressive. People did the exact thing, and the presentation became memorable.
I think this is one of the most effective presentation methods. Use them well and you have the victory. I hope you will be successful in your presentation by using these presentation methods.