How To Use Facts In Your Presentations


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One way is to use random facts in your PowerPoint presentation. If you’re not sure how to go about doing this, keep reading. We will discuss a few random facts and how you can use them in your PowerPoint presentation.

Let’s start with the obvious, the common and the unexpected. The first one is the unexpected fact. PowerPoint is great for presenting basic information that you’d like the general public to know. This can include dates, prices and the weather.

Something very funny is when you present a funny fact and the audience responses are, “What?” or “That’s hilarious”. It’s funny because it’s something they hadn’t considered before. In other words, your slides will get your audience’s mind whirling!

One Good Technique Is To Use A Question

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Speaking of audience responses, it’s important to consider how you are going to trigger their imaginations. One good technique is to use a question or problem that doesn’t immediately lend itself to a solution. Let’s say, during a presentation on flood control, a question comes up about putting an alarm on your home. The audience’s response is, “I don’t think I’ll be able to put that off.” If you start a slide with, “You’ll have to buy an alarm”, it will instantly bring up the problem, and your audience will begin thinking, “Oh no! What do I do now?”

A good presentation needs to have the ability to build upon itself. If the previous slide is something like, “The most expensive part of your house”, this can be used as the topic for a new slide. If you change the focus to something like, “How about those new wheels on your car” you’ve instantly changed the presentation from a two-minute overview to a ten minute lesson. Just keep in mind that there are limits to how much a single point can add to the presentation, so keep the points targeted toward something that will help your audience.

Got My License In California

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Now, on to some actual examples. During a presentation at a real estate company, I often talk about flipping houses by using a realtor. However, before I talk about flipping houses I usually mention that I was an agent for 25 years, got my license in California, sold more than a thousand houses, and had helped many people get into their first home. Then I usually explain how the average person would use a realtor, and then I’ll mention some random facts, such as how we have a rapid decline in residential property inventory. This pulls out some of the audience’s attention right away.

Another way to use facts during a speech is to simply include them as a background, almost like an article you’d read from a newspaper. You don’t need to go into great detail, just give your audience some quick information that you’ll quickly summarize. You might pull a quote or an advertisement from a website and then summarize it with your own information. Just be sure not to leave out relevant information. You don’t want to be accused of not providing enough information.

Conclusion

Of course, using facts during a presentation is best used in a way that doesn’t distract the audience. Try to remember that the audience isn’t looking for a geyser of information; they just want you to listen to them. In other words, try not to use facts as a way to grab their attention too much. Instead, use them to draw out a particular conversation, or even to help the audience to do their own research. Remember that your goal is to educate your audience, not confuse them. Use facts, as you see fit!

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