Short article 💬: Choose the right words in presentations to convince!
“The greatest power is the right word at the right time”. – Mark Twain
The right word at the right time can open doors, create opportunities and build relationships. It can also help you stand out from the crowd, be more persuasive and get your message across more effectively.
Especially in PowerPoint presentations, this can be of great importance.
5 tips on how to find the right words in presentations
We all know the frustration of not coming up with the perfect line in a meeting or presentation. It’s even more frustrating when we know we have the perfect solution to someone else’s problem but can’t find the right words to explain it.
Especially in presentations that are given freely, it is difficult to prepare for the right choice of words. After all, you don’t know how your audience will react or what exact questions will be asked. Nevertheless, you should try to be as professional as possible with your words. After all, you want to be convincing and not appear ill-prepared by stammering out confused words in a panic.
Fortunately, there are some measures you can take to ensure that you always find the right words at the right time:
1. Know your audience
This is key to any type of communication, whether written or verbal. Think about who you are talking to and what their needs are. What will resonate with them? Do you want to make a convincing argument? Or simply show empathy? Knowing your target will help you choose the right words.
2. Be prepared
This goes hand in hand with knowing your audience. If you are well prepared, you are more likely to hit the mark with your messages.
Presentations often involve interaction with the audience. Listen carefully to questions or comments. This is important in any conversation, but especially when you are trying to find the right words. Listen to what the other person is saying so that you can respond accordingly.
Pay attention to the person’s body language and tone of voice. This will give you clues as to what the other person is saying – and what he or she wants to hear from you.
4. Take your time
Don’t think you have to blurt out an answer straight away. Sometimes it is better to give yourself a break before you speak so that you can collect your thoughts and choose your words carefully.
The extra seconds will be worth it when you find the right word. 5.
The right word at the right time can have an incredible impact. It can change the course of events, convince someone of your point of view or even make someone feel understood.
But often it seems impossible to find the perfect word.
The more you practice speaking, the better you will be able to find the right words in any situation.
No matter what situation you are in, if you follow these steps, you will be sure to find the right word at the right time. When it comes to communicating with others, it is important that you think about what you want to say before you say it.
Next time you want to say something, could you take a moment to think about your choice of words? Choose wisely and you will be amazed at the power of communication!
Conclusion: Speak freely and choose the right words at the same time
Your next presentation or meeting is surely coming up. Until then, try to take our tips to heart and with a little practice you will see that you get better at choosing the right words every time!
Do you have questions about finding the right words or PowerPoint in general? Don’t hesitate to contact us by e-mail at [email protected]. We will be happy to help you!
Are you looking for visually supportive and professionally designed slide templates? Take a look around in our shop. Here we have numerous prepared slides for you to download on a wide variety of (business) topics. Take a look today! ► To the shop
This article might also be of interest to you: