- Plan ahead. Plan potential questions ahead, if you have a standard response prepared for certain questions, when you do find them being fired at you you can respond effectively and congruently. I usually tend to think up a set of standard responses that I can give as an answer to multiple questions. This will save the amount you need to memorize and help you focus on giving a good presentation.
- Know the format. Understanding the format of the setting you are going to present at will help you give a good presentation. If you understand the layout of the land, where you will be standing in relation to your audience will really help your presentation be good. You should also understand the format of the presentation. Will it be you be giving your business presention as part of someone else meeting or will you be having the entire session to yourself. Will you be introduced to present yourself or will someone else do it for you? Knowing these little tidbits will all help you relax and focus on delivering a quality business presentation.
- Know your Audience. To ensure you deliver a good presentation you should understand your targeted audience. By understanding your audience you can really establish some deep rapport. If you are speaking to a very refined group you may want to fine tune your business presentation to ensure you use refined tones and gestures. If you are speaking to a group of tradesmen, you would be far better off being blunt and using strong body language to put an emphasis on your business presentation.
If you follow the tips outlined here you will have much better success in delivering a good business presentation. It comes down to eliminating the what-ifs and the other details so you can focus on your content.