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Preview, View, Review: The Three-Part Framework for Powepoint Presentations

Preview (10-15 % of time) Hook: Opening statement to grab attention
Positioning Statement: Benefits statement selling advantages of listening Overview: Key points that support positioning statement 
View (80-85% of time) Point 1: Evidence/Illustration
Point 2: Evidence/Illustration
Point 3: Evidence/Illustration
Review (5% of time) Recap: Summary of positioning statement and key points
Memorable Conclusion: Wrap up story or statement
Call to Action: Request for order/commitment

7 Steps for Powerpoint Presentations

Step 1: Define your purpose. The first question every presenter has to determine is, Why am I presenting? Is it to inform, entertain or persuade? Step 2: Profile your audience. You should always analyze your audience’s need and motivations. Step 3: Map your structure. Presenting is essentially story telling. And all good stories need structure. Step 4: Add drama and impact. Even the most boring factual presentations needs livening up with anecdotes, stories or captivating visuals. Step 5: Rehearse until perfect. The more you rehearse, the better you get. Step 6: Deliver with style. The way you deliver is as, if not more important than your content. Step 7: Review and Revise. The best presenter learn from their mistakes by continually evaluating their performance.