Five Failproof Presentation Tips - Page 2
"Hiring and retaining Gen Y employees is easy if you remember that they need to feel special."
Then, later on in your presentation – everyone will really listen when you say:
"As I mentioned earlier, the bottom line is this: Gen Y employees need to feel special and here’s how to do it."
Tip #4: "This will be easy to follow."
Offering some kind of mental outline to participants at the outset keeps them on their toes. Think of adding phrases such as these:
"There are six things you must promise to Gen Y employees before they will even consider working here."
Tip #5: "Listen up - I’m just about finished."
Research shows that people perk up when they think the presentation is just about over. So it pays to let the audience know when you’re close to the end and then wrap it up in five minutes or less. Say something like this:
"Thanks for coming and thanks for listening. Now that you know how to hire and retain new Gen Y employees, I’m going to give you one last bit of advice."
It’s all pretty simple.
The key to engaging participants is breaking the illusion of separation between you and them. You want each person to feel as if you are speaking directly to him or her. When they leave, you want them to be genuinely better off in some way - you want them to look forward to your next presentation.