Little Known Ways to Imply Storytelling in Your Presentation
Storytelling has always been an effective way to grab your audience’s attention and convince them of your point of view. It’s also an important skill to help people remember the stories you tell, but most importantly remember what you want them to take away from the story you’re telling in the first place. Effective storytelling can really make a world of difference in how well your message comes across and how well your presentation goes over with the audience in attendance. In order to start incorporating storytelling into your presentations, check out these little known ways to imply storytelling in your presentation.
1. Use storytelling structure
Framing your presentation with three parts (e.g., problem, solution and results) makes it easier for your audience to follow along with you. It also helps make your argument stronger—and no one will argue that a strong presentation is better than one that’s confusing or disorganized.
2. Use anecdotes
It’s easy to bore an audience with cold, hard facts and figures. To make your presentation more interesting, you should use anecdotes – mini-stories that illustrate your point.
3. Vary your voice
Varying your voice makes you seem more dynamic and interesting. Studies have shown that people pay more attention when a presenter speaks with a variety of intonations, tones, and speeds.
4. Never just read off slides
The easiest way to ruin a presentation is by turning it into a slide show. A good presentation should always have something more going on than just a series of bullet points and slogans.
5. Create mystery through body language
Body language can be used to imply a story without having to actually tell one. Pacing around, waving your hands and gesticulating help create a sense of passion and enthusiasm. This, in turn, helps keep your audience engaged.
6. It’s not just slides
It’s not enough to simply create a solid presentation, you have to engage your audience to make them feel like they are part of what you are presenting. One way of doing that is by asking them questions via Sendsteps. Sendsteps allows you to engage your audience in many different ways. You can use word clouds, quizzes and more.
In conclusion, storytelling can be a really powerful and engaging tool for your presentations. These little known ways of implying story telling in your presentation will surely draw attention and keep people engaged throughout your entire presentation.
Robert is a professional moderator, presenter and speaker coach. Robert has years of experience at home and abroad and works for a broad range of industries. He has interviewed ministers, captains of industry and even His Holiness the Dalai Lama. In his dealings with the audience, he always uses Sendsteps. With it, an audience is able to voice their opinions, whereby attendees can cast votes or send in comments to speakers and panels on stage. As such, events turn into lively dialogues with everyone being able to speak up!