Creating a Professional Presentation It is essential for a presenter to consider numerous aspects in order to make the presentation professionally outstanding. An outstanding professional presentation places an emphasis on the speaker, the message and the channel of presentation. Among the good professional presentations I have witnessed, the speakers themselves made the presentations better. According to O’Shea (2002), the motivations and the speaking or delivery styles of the speakers determined how good the presentations were. A motivated speaker feels good about communicating his or her message (Jasper et al., 2012). Additionally, the manner in which the speaker presents the message should accolade the presentation’s aims. A well-written presentation can be weak if it is poorly delivered.
The message is the other aspect that determines how good the presentation is (Webb, 2011). An excellent presentation offers in-depth information on the topic, and the researcher should be well versed. Among the excellent professional presentations I attended, the presenters seemed to have researched on their topics and had decided on how much to say and how to say it. The content of the messages considered the audience’s desires and time factors. The sequence of the message makes the presentation interesting. In reference to Webb (2011), excellent professional presentations have a structure that consists of the introduction, the body and conclusion. In the presentations, the presenters introduced their presentations before getting into the main points, and then summarize the points when concluding. Lastly, a good professional presentation employs visual aids such as diagrams, pictures, objects and graphs to make the presentation interesting.
However, in effective presentations are typified by a presenter with a bad attitude towards the audience, low motivation levels, a disgusting tone and a little research on the topic. O’Shea (2002) asserts that a not-so-good professional presentation does not put into account the needs of the audience and may dwell on what the presenter feel is important and interesting to him or her. Lastly, a not-so-good professional presentation lacks visual aids that would make it attractive thus capturing the attention of the audience.
Jasper, M., Rosser, M., Mooney, G. P., & Jasper, M. (2013). Professional development, reflection, and decision-making in nursing and health care. Chichester, West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell.
OShea, K. L. (2002). Staff development nursing secrets. Philadelphia: Hanley & Belfus.
Webb, L. (2011). Nursing: Communication skills in practice. Oxford: Oxford University Press.