Ideas
Explore the world's #1 largest database of ideas and innovations, with 467,470 inspiring examples.
Trend Reports
Discover why 1,264 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join 315,061 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
How to Hunt
Learn more about how to hunt megatrends, ideas, patterns and opportunity.
Consumer Insights
Uncover major shifts and emerging opportunities with our exclusive PRO research.
Trend Reports
Discover why 1,264 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join 315,061 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
How to Hunt
Learn more about how to hunt megatrends, ideas, patterns and opportunity.
Advisory & Services
Accelerate innovation and ignite disruptive thinking with our award-winning programs and research.
Trend Reports
Get fast, customized trend reports, presentations and deep dives 20x faster than traditional research.
Plans
Get started today with a free consultation, our self-serve tools, or a dedicated program.
Articles & Magazine
Get inspired with our 4,211 innovation strategy articles, keynote, videos and innovation tools.
Innovation Awards
Trend Hunter’s Innovation Strategy Awards recognize the best innovation tactics gathered from our interviews with some of the world's most notable business leaders, authors and change makers.
Advisory & Services
Accelerate innovation and ignite disruptive thinking with our award-winning programs and research.
Innovation Assessment
Enhance your innovation potential with a deeper understanding of your unique innovation archetype and how your organization benchmarks.
FuturistU
Prepare for the years ahead with 100+ lessons, tactics, tools and frameworks with our full learning database.
Innovation Books
Join 20,000,000 people getting better and faster with our New York Times Bestselling books and keynote videos.
Jeremy Gutsche
Ignite your event or virtual event with our CEO, a NY Times Bestselling Author and one of the top innovation keynote speakers.
Our Team of Speakers & Virtual Presenters
Inspire your group with our most popular speakers on innovation, trends, change and futurism.
Custom Training & Events
Bring the Future Festival experience directly to your team or co-hosted custom event.
Custom Masterclasses
Join the world's leading brands who leverage our custom programs to accelerate innovation.
FuturistU 5-Day Program
Become a Futurist with our immersive 5-Day program at Future Festival World Summit.
Online eLearning
Learn the fundamentals of futurism and trends with 100+ online courses about innovation.
How to Hunt
Learn more about how to hunt megatrends, ideas, patterns and opportunity.
Contact
Get in touch to learn more, ask a question or submit a tip.
About Us
Learn more about Trend Hunter and how we accelerate innovation.
Follow-Us
Join our 3,500,000 social media followers, on the cutting edge.
How to Hunt
Learn more about how to hunt megatrends, ideas, patterns and opportunity.
FAQ
Get answers to common questions about Trend Hunter.
Community
Stay on the cutting-edge with the help of the Trend Hunter community.
Team
Meet the team trusted by hundreds of leading businesses worldwide.
Jobs
Find opportunities to accelerate your career with the #1 Trend Firm.
News
Catch up on noteworthy Trend Hunter news and media mentions.
Join
Build a portfolio and put your trend-spotting abilities to the test.
Advertising
Supercharge your marketing by partnering with Trend Hunter.
Portfolio
Visit your public portfolio and browse your past articles.
Add a Trend
Write up an article and showcase your trend-spotting skills.
My Trends
Edit your articles and see how they stack up on the leaderboards.
Settings
Edit your profile, connect your social media accounts, and more.
Add a trend, customize your dashboard, or track topics.
Future Festival
Innovation Events
Join the world's top innovators at our in person events.
Free Webinars
Learn to innovate through chaos, navigate the new normal and maintain work culture from home.
Custom Training & Events
Bring the Future Festival experience directly to your team or co-hosted custom event.
Search our database of 467,470 cutting edge ideas.

Supercharged Presentation Techniques to Keep Audiences Engaged

Jamie Danielle Munro
October 10th, 2012
One of the many skills needed in a leadership role includes the ability to convey ideas concisely and effectively. These presentation techniques will help people engage audience members.

Don't use text-heavy slides. A presenter who tries to speak about a slide with sentences on the page automatically risks losing the focus of an audience. Instead of listening to what you are saying, many people will start reading these slides instead and not digest the information as effectively. Try an entire presentation based completely on pictures and see what happens. Think of your slides as backup illustrations to the points you will make, instead of using this space for words that cause distraction.

Break down your presentation for an audience. When Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone in his 2007 presentation, he first spoke about the three things he was going to accomplish: the iPod, phone and Internet. More broadly, he discussed how he was going to merge these items into one device. By giving the audience an outline as to what will be covered, speakers allow audiences to achieve small goals. Upon completing each section of the speech, they feel as if an accomplishment has been made through listening.

Be animated. If you are not regularly an animated person, presenting in an energetic way may come across as insincere. However, animation does not have to mean jumping up and down on stage to gain an audiences' attention. Passion and conviction about what one is talking about will convey a sense of animation in itself, and also ensure you are being consistent with your personal brand.

These presentation techniques can provide speakers with a more focused technique to keep audiences engaged. For more innovations in the field of presentation, check out our Business Trend Report.
References: trendreports