Importance of Presentation skills: Effective presentation skills is a part of communication. You need effective presentation skills to present your ideas, projects, plans, strategies and products in front of the audience, team and in front of venture capitalist online and offline. In this interaction, it’s important to have technical and non-technical presentation skills to achieve the end goal.
Communication and presentation skills are a part of each other. To be effective in communication you need presentation skills. Presentation skills help you to communicate more effectively and professionally with your audience, boss, team members, students, and teachers.
While everyone communicates online and offline in written, verbal and visual formats such as blog post, social media post, youtube video, slideshows, and seminars and in official meetings etc. to convince the small and larger audience. But not all use presentation skills and that’s why most of the people are not that much effective in communicating in a meeting, classroom and interviews etc.
So presentation skills are important to communicate more effectively so that the message is broadcast meaningfully in the mind of people and target readers/audience/viewers and customers.
In simple words, people use presentation tools and methods so that other people do not need to think, analyze and feel stress to understand the message and agenda in meeting and classroom.
Presentation skills are more popular these days due to the digital era. The goal of the presentation is to the make communication between 2 or 10000 people simple, slideshows, meaningful, easy to understand so that 2nd person listeners, viewers, readers or audience need to use less brain.
Presentation skills are not only about the knowledge of Microsoft powerpoint application, SlideShare and google slides etc. Students, freelancers, job seekers, leaders almost everyone need presentation skills. it’s because everyone has to communicate for business and career reasons.
And that needs to be meaningful, inspirational, creative, memorable and informational. That’s why presentation skills, presentation applications, images, text, videos and example, and introductory effects and appearance help to build the interests in the audience.
1. Importance of presentation skills in an interview
When you introduce yourself in an interview, you present yourself. You present your personality, behaviors, expressions, skills, knowledge, experiences so that interviewer can get you as a valuable asset for the company.
You do it in an offline interview or online interview, on Skype or google hangout or present yourself in your portfolio website and project proposal letters. The most important thing is how effectively you know about craft, ideas and yourself, your talent, strengths. Such things help to present anything to anyone effectively.
Presentation skills in front of client or interviewers matter the most for you to crack the interview or get hired for the project. That’s why presentation skills are important for job seekers and freelancers.
2. Importance of presentation skills for students:
Presentation skills are very important not only for teachers but also for students. Presentation skills help students to present in the classroom what they have learned. It is the way they can explain more deeply and study the topic. There are almost in every private school, teachers are giving homework for students to make a presentation on certain subjects or objects such as environments changes, disaster management, IT components etc.
While many students create that presentation to present in school. But the problem is when some of them visit with parents to a cyber cafe to make that presentation, due to lack of computer or internet skills or lack of time and they pay to create it. This is not good, it’s important for teachers and parents to make sure that students are doing each homework by their own is it a presentation or research works.
When students try and practice to create a presentation using powerpoint or google slideshow or other application they find and learn very creative tools such as custom animation, start and existing effects, motion effects, color sense and font selection and sizes etc. technical and official documentation skills.
These skills help them later in there career to present the facts, data, analysis through slideshows in the school competition, seminars, meetings, interviews, workplace and in business. That’s why presentation skills help students to build leadership skills, communication skills, self-promotion skills, people skills, career, and business development skills.
3. Role of presentation skills in business:
Presentation skills in business mean the way you present/introduce/explain your product and services in front of customers online and offline by using website, videos, social media and on shop counter etc.
When someone lists the product in their online store website, create, title, write description it means they are presenting the product to customers or people those are visiting the website.
Similarly, when a boss in a meeting introduced a new agenda, problem, solution or plan that is also a presentation. When a team member explaining the agenda through, powerpoint presentation is a presentation.
Every presentation is communication. And to make communication in meetings, marketing, discussion, event, and program means it’s important to have presentation skills. Presentation skills are the ingredient that converts average details/product/speech/writing into great.
4. Presentation skills are one of the leadership skills:
Every leader needs to have presentation skills. No matter they are in banking, agriculture, politics, business, and education etc. they are always communicating with people and team member, they are presenting the plans and visions in front of investors, they are giving an interview in the news channels, or they are just creating YouTube videos etc.
But they can’t do it just a formality, they have to make it effective, meaningful, educational, informational for the people they are representing. That’s why presentation skills technical and non-technical helps them to get the support for the ideas, get the investments they are looking, get more views on videos, more traffic to their blog, more likes to social media post and more conversion on their landing page.
5. Presentation skills are helpful in career development:
For the career development, everyone has to deal with leaders, clients, boss, team members, teachers, students, government authorities, interviews and most important with clients. In such things, they have to win the trust of others.
They can do it with certifications and qualification and experience but the presentation of past achievements, current project and future plans in front of potential client or employer they need effective presentation skills to make an impact.
And great presentation and communication skills can help them to get the bigger project, high salary job or promotion in the company and investment to their startup. That’s why presentation skills are important for career development.
In conclusion: Learning to present subject and object is important to build leadership skills and as well as relationships. And fort, that it is important to participate in networking events. It is important to get hired by potential clients. it’s important to increase sales and traffic to the website. And for that, all presentation skill helps in self-promotion and explanation of achievements in meaningful ways.
That’s why presentation skills are important in life, carer and in business.
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Vijay Kumar is Entrepreneur, IT Career/Leadership Skills Trainer and likes to help students, freelancers, and job seekers with his personal and professional experiences and ideas. The goal of writing is to help students to grow IT related Career and Leadership Skills.
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