10 Tips for Presenting at the Workplace

You have to give a presentation at work. It’s nerve-wracking to present in meetings or to your boss, but it’s an essential part of project communication. Here are 10 tips to give a great presentation.

1. Know your audience
2. Prepare
Get all your data together
3. Keep it short
4. Avoid jargon
5. Both the present successes and the challenges
6. Eye contact
7. Use body language effectively
8. Get creative with your work presentation ideas
9. Present with a colleague
How do you begin a presentation with your bosses?
10. Be prepared for questions
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1. Know your audience
Know your audience first. Who are you presenting to and where are they located in the organizational hierarchy? Where are they located in the organizational hierarchy?
Even though you are talking about the same project, the presentation you give to a team member of technical system developers will be very different from the one you give to the CEO.
It is important to plan how you will tailor your presentation to the audience.
The good news is that you likely know your colleagues well, even if they are clients. Consider what they would like to know about your work and what they already know.
Pro Tip: Be aware of the setting. Are you giving a presentation inside a conference room? Are you going to be on a large stage in front 300 employees? Is it virtual? Are you going to be crammed into a director’s cubicle without a screen to present? It is virtual or physical? Knowing where you will be presenting the presentation will help determine the best format and whether printouts are necessary (and how many) Prepare
If you are thinking about how to present a presentation at work, here are some ideas:
What are the objectives for the presentation?
How can data and facts be used to illustrate your points?
What are people most interested to hear (instead of what you want to tell them)?
What do you want them do after the presentation (make a decision, etc.)?

To be able to answer questions, you must know the material. You must also know how to structure it to tell the story they want to hear.
Do they really need to know the numbers? You should focus on the numbers that have the greatest impact and the best explanations. To help convey your point, share graphs, charts, or other visual information. Be prepared to dig into the details if necessary.
Do they want to see the progress? As a one-pager, share a Gantt chart. To illustrate the larger picture, use a timeline or roadmap.
Get all your data together
Next, gather the data you will need to prepare your presentation. Your presentation flow should be planned so that you can hit the key points and give the takeaways.
Once you have identified your key objectives, you can begin putting together any slides or other materials. This will bring together your data, your objectives, and the format you plan to use for presenting.
It is also worth practicing your presentation by speaking out loud. If you are worried, you can practice your presentation with a mentor. This can help you overcome anxiety about presenting.
Do you need a mentor? Elizabeth can help. Keep it short
You are presenting in a meeting or other work setting. This isn’t an evening seminarwhere you’ve got to deliver an hour-long speech, or an after-dinner-stylehumorous lecture. Keep it short.
People appreciate short. You don’t have to go for more than 20 minutes. You will need to decide what you want to leave out if you have lots of material. However, you always have additional data available to answer questions if you don’t cover it in your presentation.
You can also print it and pass it around if you’re meeting in person. Or, you can follow up with an email with additional information if people are interested.
I like to have a brief.