Do you dread giving presentations about benefits? Fear no more: Here are three proven ways to give your next presentation an edge.
1. Think ’10 words or less’
Most employee audiences have short, selective attention spans, so avoid making anything too complex.
One way: Work on summing up each key point in 10 words or less, and state the point both at the beginning and end of each section.
If the employees take away nothing else, they should retain those short sound bites.
2. Use direct language
The keys to an effective benefits presentation are sounding enthusiastic about the program and using direct language.
Specifically, try to avoid:
- phrases that convey impatience, such as “like I said before” and “as you should know”
- buzzwords such as “value added” and presenteeism,” and
- words that weaken your point — like “maybe” and “possibly.”
3. Put visual cues on handouts
It’s always good to have some bullet points and numbered lists on handouts. Just be careful not to overdo it. Visual cues can begin to clutter pages very quickly.
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