According to a recent study, 79% of people surveyed agreed that most presentations are boring. With boring presentations comes a decline in sales, team morale, and overall performance. Yet we continue to follow the same presentation mold over and over again. As a presenter, it’s your job to push back on this statistic and break the mold rather than settle for a boring, ineffective presentation.
By adding a bit of fun to your presentation, you can quickly and easily move your presentation from boring and bland to fun and engaging. That’s why we put together 3 tips for adding fun to your next presentation.
Use a pop culture reference.
An easy way to lighten the mood and add some fun is to infuse a bit of pop culture into your presentation. Add a quote, joke, or maybe even a video clip to get your audience laughing and engaged in what you are sharing. When selecting a pop culture reference, it’s important to fully research the context as well as the person or event you’re referencing. Ensure that your reference will not be offended and that the context is relevant.
According to a new survey from Clutch, 53% of your customers are more likely to remember your advertisement if it is humorous. As a presenter, your audience is your customer, which means inserting humor into your presentation can lead to an increase in your audience’s ability to remember as well as their willingness to engage with your content. It’s important to note that humor in your presentations should be appropriate, natural, and content relevant. Inserting humor is an art and requires you to read your audience; if it’s not landing well with them, move on, before your humor becomes distracting.
Insert engaging activities.
In a professional setting, many presenters shy away from activities in their presentations for fear of coming across as unprofessional. Fear not – inserting fun activities into your presentation will allow your audience a breather from being talked at to digest what you are presenting. Make sure these activities are fun and light hearted. Use this time as a chance to get to know your audience and connect with them by walking around and inserting thoughts into the discussions taking place.
Adding fun to your next presentation is a great way to break the mold of presentations and draw your audience in. When used correctly, you have the power to bring your content to life and increase your audience’s ability to retain your content. With these three tips, you have all you need to create a fun and engaging presentation.
If you’re looking for more ways to add fun and bring your content to life, contact the team at Ethos3 today to find out how we can help!
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