Creating a presentation is one of the best ways to get a message across to your customers, investors, and prospects. A great presentation should include slides and visual content to complement the spoken message. You can use a presentation to pitch a new product or service, show your employees how to do a certain task, or introduce a new initiative in your organization.
However, no matter your actual message, it’s crucial to find compelling ways to get your message across and inspire your audience. Here are ten creative presentation ideas that can help you make your presentation stand out.
1. Storytelling Presentation
Instead of sharing hard facts that your audience may not understand, create a story that shows the impact of those facts. The story could be about your personal life or your business to get your message across. Share something about the character in your story so that your audience can relate to them.
For instance, if you’re presenting to your customers, don’t just tell them about the problems your product or service solves — take them through the journey of a customer who experienced that problem. Narrate to them what it’s like to live with that problem and explain exactly how your product or service can change that experience.
2. Video Presentation
Instead of doing a basic slide presentation, you could use visuals and audio content in the form of a video. You can play a video in the background while you speak or you can play it at the beginning of your presentation and speak afterward.
However, make sure you use the videos that work best with your presentation’s flow. They should complement your whole presentation’s theme and message.
3. Photo Presentation
Do you prefer using images in your presentation? Then consider removing text in your whole presentation. This could be perfect if you’re prone to reading slides word-for-word.
Instead, use small cards that you can refer to throughout the presentation. Plus, use photos in your slides that refer to what you’re speaking about. This will give the audience some context without distracting them from what you’re saying.
4. Musical Presentation
If you want your audience to remember your presentation, try setting it to music. A catchy tune can help your presentation to stand out and it can help people remember the important parts.
Although this may need some musical talent, there are many tools out there that you can use to compose a tune and record it so you can play it during the presentation. And if you play any instruments, you can even give a live presentation.
5. Questions Presentation
Asking your audience questions can help you know them better so you are able to give a message that inspires them and makes them take the desired action. So, add questions to your presentation. You can also create a presentation which is customizable depending on their responses.
Ask questions throughout the presentation so that the audience remains involved.
6. Demonstrative Presentation
If you’re attempting to show your staff a new business tool, sharing an actual hands-on demonstration instead of just showing slides could be more helpful.
For large audiences, you can use the tool or product yourself and project your screen so everyone can see. And for smaller groups, you can have everyone use the tool themselves and you can work with them individually and answer any questions they may have.
7. Humorous Presentation
Humor is a fantastic way to relate to an audience and make your presentation memorable. Having said that, do consider your brand before making this choice because some clients may find such a presentation unprofessional.
However, if your target audience is a laid-back crowd or if you’re speaking to your team, it could be useful to use share some jokes throughout the whole experience. Or you can create a funny fake situation that helps you show off your product in a fun and lighthearted way.
8. Immersive Presentation
Your audience doesn’t have to just sit and watch your presentation. Why not get them involved?
This may work best with members of your staff or smaller groups, but you involve a few members from the audience too. Give each person a role to play, then set the scene by guiding them through a situation relating to your product, service or new initiative for your company.
9. Prop Presentation
You can ditch the slide and video equipment altogether and do something low tech. But you’ll still need some visual aids. Or you can invest in some basic props to use throughout your presentation to get your message across.
10. Animation Presentation
Instead of using live videos, you can use animation to show how to use your product or show a new business practice for your employees.
This could be particularly useful if you want to show your audience situations that could be hard to film in real life, such as a product life cycle which lasts for decades.