To promote a presentation requires a lot of confidence, but the whole process is much smoother if you prepare yourself well. There are a few things you can do to make sure your presentation is successful and has the effect you want.
First, think about the goal of your presentation. Do you want information or do you want to change people's opinions about something? Are you promoting a group of employees or a group of directors? The purpose of your presentation and audience should affect how you submit your information. For example, directors can only get precise facts and figures, but employees may need more promotional stuffing with stories and jokes.
It's good to keep in mind that nobody likes to sit through boring matters. This means that dozens of PowerPoint slides filled with text are out of the question and try not to just read off the screen. If you can, remember what you're talking about or use some punctuation cards to help you keep talking. If your presentation sounds natural and you can shape your voice, change your tones and come to view audience members, you'll be interested.
Practice is really the key to giving a good presentation. It allows you to study the subject well and prepares you for many possibilities. What do you do if someone asks a question while you speak? The more you practice more confidence you will sound because the presentation will be automated. This allows you to focus more on being a good presenter on stage, to predict the voice and think about your breathing.
Using props for promotion is a great way to keep your audience interesting. Pictures, flipcharts and cartoons give them something to look at and something new to focus their attention on. They can also help to emphasize the point and do what you have said memorable.
Finally, make sure you're part of the day. Some presentations, for example for students, are informal and it's okay to dress freely as audiences expect. Introduction to board members on the other hand probably requires clothes. If you work in a creative industry, the issue might look a little bit out of place. Again, think about your audience and the items you are trying to get over and dress accordingly.