How to Make HR Presentations Fun
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HR presentations are quite important. They're meant to change people's minds, engage staff, and provide information that departments need to function and do their best work.
All of these objectives, however, can only be met if you give an engaging and impressive presentation.
Let's be honest. The majority of business presentations are already tedious.
The majority of people simply spout statistics and figures about business policy, employee performance, and various workplace measures, which may easily bore any audience. HR presentations that are dull do no one any good.
This is why you must make an effort to improve the quality of your HR presentations. Here are some basic strategies to make your presentation more fascinating and impactful.
Make fantastic presentation designs
One of the most common mistakes people make when preparing for a presentation is putting together a PowerPoint presentation at the last minute. You'll almost certainly wind up with a poor presentation with too many paragraphs, poor font, distracting animations, and more slides than you require.
Creating great presentation designs is a critical component of making an impactful HR presentation. Images, videos, and other interactive content will be incorporated into an ordered structure in an effective presentation.
Flow charts, graphs, pie charts, and other business visuals may be required. However, limit them to a bare minimum and find a way to make them fascinating to avoid losing your audience.
Don't read from the slides
Only half of the job is done when it comes to creating amazing slides. The other half is how you portray it, which is as important.
Simply reading through each slide during an HR presentation is one of the biggest blunders you can make. The purpose of your slides is to support your points. As a result, you should avoid making the mistake of putting too much information on them.
This not only makes it wordy, but you'll be enticed to read it straight from the screen. As you speak, reading from your slides will make it difficult (if not impossible) to establish eye contact, gesticulate correctly, and use space effectively.
All of these elements are necessary for a captivating presentation.
Be aware of your target market
Try to see your presentation through the eyes of the people who will be on the other side of the table to ensure that it is both impactful and fascinating. Knowing who the presentation is for will allow you to adjust the content to their preferences, goals, and interests.
Consider who will be attending the meeting, what they are interested in, and what they already know. You'll be able to find out how to tell them what they need to know without losing their interest in the process. It's helpful if you can anticipate their inquiries and respond before they ask them.
Incorporate a sense of humour into your presentation
A lot of statistics and figures are usually included in HR presentations. However, most people quickly become bored with this, particularly if they are unable to comprehend how this relates in the real world.
Bringing the arguments as close to home as possible is one simple technique to keep folks interested in all that "boring" stuff. This can be accomplished by using engaging stories, examples, and anecdotes.
You'd want to inject some office comedy into your presentations. Of course, they must be professional and related to the presentation.
You won't drown out your audience with all the facts and stats on the screen if you inject some snark into your presentation.
Make a decision about what to communicate
One of the first things you should consider is how much information you want to provide and what should be excluded from your presentation. Keep in mind that this is not a lecture, so there's no need to give your audience all of the knowledge you have (you won't have enough time for that anyhow).
As a result, your goal should always be to provide only useful information. This can be accomplished by employing brief snippets and restricting your points to only those that are important.
If you're having problems being concise, removing the obvious elements is a good place to start. Most of the time, you're speaking to folks who have a rudimentary understanding of some of the content in your presentation.
Cut some of the "well-known" information and focus on new, relevant information. This will assist you in keeping your deck short and engaging.
In every presentation you give as an HR leader, you must communicate as a leader. This is critical to ensuring that your presentations' objectives are satisfied and that the session has the greatest impact possible.
If you want to advance in your HR job, you should start taking presentations more seriously and improve your presentation skills. This determines your personal effect and professional reputation.