The supporting tools/properties for presentation activities may vary depending on the needs and topics of your presentation. If you are presenting for sales introduction, it is important to consider the benefits of supporting tools for your audience.
Does the supporting tool really help?
The answer is YES! Especially if you are trying to explain a product that can be experienced directly to show the strengths. The supporting tools will help a lot in terms on explanation on the field, without need to have back and forth words. You know some old folks ever said that "seeing is believing", right?
What are the things should be considered?
- Testing - Make sure you try the supporting tools/properties as often as possible before the presentation sessions to avoid technical errors during the session. Don't make yourself look bad because of error in operating the tools that certainly might fireback your credibility and company.
- Utilize Camera - If you are presenting in a large room (estimated at more than 50 people), it would be helpful if you could prepare the camera to shoot closer the supporting tools that you are using and directly projected onto the big screen for all participants. This will pretty sure give clarity and bigger visualization for all participants within the room about the tools.
- Involve Participants - If possible, you can also ask for volunteers directly from the participants. This is also will give visibility about whether participants are interested with your topic or not. If the demonstration test requires special skills to be learned, then brief the volunteers or use the one from your organization.
If time is not possible for you to prepare the area for testing props, alternatively try setting up a video that also including direct showcasing about product (maybe you can take it from your company's reference source or various videos on internet related to your topic). At the end, supporting tools will be great to enhance message that you want to deliver to audience with real test case.
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