Utilize visuals to support a presentation

In your presentation, visual aid should be a supplement to what you are saying. It should enhance and help understand your message. For your project, you may need visual aids to persuade better or entertain your audience. It is important to note that visual aids are only applicable when employed appropriately (Selthofer, 2018). Your pitch presentation should not be centred on your diagrams, which means you organize them while preparing the presentation. They should help to clarify or provide information for your speech.


Ensure your visual aids are visible to the entire audience; your graphic should be of the right size and clarity. Many are cases where presenters get clumsy and awkward with visual aids. During the presentation, avoid covering your visual aid; allow your audience to view and follow through with the visuals. Albeit do not show your seeing for the entirety of your speech. Pick out specific points during your speech that would make sense to have your visuals and only show them during that specific part. Avoid over displaying visuals by inserting a blank slide in between your presentations.

Challenges occur all the time, especially on important days like when you need to present your project to investors. With that in mind, work on a backup second case. Create multiple ways of accessing your presentation just in case a file disappears, or the internet fails

Understanding your audienceu00a0

The content of your presentation must resonate with your audience. If you are talking to academics, you can focus on resources, including research and survey results, statistics, and sector-specific reports and findings, which may assist them with their work.

Pitching is a negotiation that requires swaying skills. Persuasive people are constantly listening to their audience and create a connection. It is easy to dismiss the speaker if you have no emotional stake in them. Making it a conversation instead of a lecture will communicate that you care about their opinions and are genuinely trying to come up with the best solution. Be purposeful in your words, be persuasive and persistent, begin with the end in mind, ask yourself what you want your audience to gather from the presentation.


You may need to tell a story and paint a picture and leave no stone unturned for your decision-makers to ponder everything that needs to flow from the start of the problem down to the customer. The costs and benefits in terms of your project’s key themes need to be expounded upon or need to be mentioned at the start and then further drill down upon throughout the rest of your project proposal. Suppose you have items that you are introducing, for example, and your deliverables that do not fit in with solving the problems you’ve identified up here will fit in with the benefits you’re going to realize. In that case, your decision-makers will look at that and start; it will cause them to think a little bit more about your proposal in terms of does this proposal, in a friendly way, communicates the objectives that it is going to achieve with it for the organization. It needs to flow; all the items here need to sort of mesh with one another and not introduce any new topics or any new items as you go along in the project document. Your project proposal is one keyway for communicating your projects, vision, and benefits to the organization. Still, a project proposal is not going to sell your project and get it funded and resource. Only you can do that. Only your champions and your sponsor can do that. The proposal will help you sell your project and get it funded and resources, but you need to be out there actively lobbying for that project and getting it off the ground.


Listening to many excellent publicu00a0speakersu00a0all seem entirely different. In their difference, we only admire the outstanding speakers. Discussed below are elements that make some presenters are more successful.


Number one, because theu00a0marvelousu00a0speaker transfers extraordinary, strange objects, we call an idea into theu00a0listeners minds. Over the course of 18 minutes, 12, people who have never seen each other can experimentu00a0same brainwave patternsu00a0if they are communicating. For these experiences to occur, the presenter must draw the attention of the listener and narrate his story as if taking the listener through a journey. People are more than the single storyu00a0if the narrator connect with the emotions of the listener. On the contrary, lousy speakers rely on stereotypes and rarely connect with their audience. the problem with stereotypes is that they disregard the difference in the audience. Ideas make world view and speaker engageu00a0them to be as reliable as possible a guide to be scary but wonderful real world out that different people’s world is completely different.


Excellent presenters alsou00a0communicate properly. They areu00a0capable of changing things around the world and shaping their actions. So, if youu00a0have an idea and segments of your audience: you need to flashback your content so that you can focus on the single idea you are most passionate about and give yourself a chance to explain that one thing properly, you must give context, share examples. Make your idea vivid to people and go through it line by line or running through your entire talk so that everything you say links back to it in some way to give your listeners a reason to care for you as that can start building things inside the minds of your audience. You must get their permission to welcome you. Use intriguing provocative questions. If you can reveal a disconnection in someone’s worldview or feel the need to bridge that knowledge gap and want to stop that desire, itu2019d be so much easier to start building your idea.

Emmanuel Addo

Emmanuel Addo is the founder of the Young Global Leaders Network, an international non-governmental organization registered in six (6) countries namely, Ghana, United Kingdom, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Democratic Republic of Congo, and South Sudan and has a membership strength of over 15,000 young black professionals, students, graduates, and aspiring leaders.

The organization also operates in 25 other African countries. Emmanuel also doubles as the chief convener and founder of the Young African Leaders Summit, one of the largest continental youth summits in Africa.  

Currently works at Kingston University as a Business Engagement Team Member in their Partnerships and Engagement Department. 

He characterizes energy, integrity, result-oriented, and ground-breaking service in each detail of strategic management, change management, stakeholder management, and leadership acquaintances.
Emmanuel owns a core background in Sociology and Psychology from the University of Ghana.

Leveraging his experience as a youth activist and a dynamic young man, Emmanuel founded the Young Global Leaders Network, a youth organization that comprises young diplomats, young politicians, and aspiring politicians, business/entrepreneurial business leaders with the aim of championing a mutual agenda for the African youth and promoting youth participation in governance as well as promoting entrepreneurial culture.
Emmanuel nurtures an environment of teamwork and has expertise in data collection and analysis as well as both quantitative and qualitative methods.

Emmanuel worked as an Associate Lecturer at the London College of Advanced Management where he delivered a wide range of business management courses that involved principles of marketing, leadership, operation management, and research methods. Emmanuel has always maintained high teaching and learning standards to ensure that his students’ stand out in academic achievements and successful progression. As a stout believer and passionate key player in volunteering; Emmanuel creates quality time to giving back gladly to his community what he has learned and to educate individuals with free consultancy on career development. He is a leader anyone would love to look up to and with great integrity, commitment, and passion to make the world a better place.
Emmanuel worked as Qualifications Manager at the Open University in the UK.

Emmanuel is also the founder of Kickstart Innovation Hub Ltd, the entrepreneurial hub of Young Global Leaders Network.