Have you had it with your audience sleeping on you? Are you fed up with presenting to groans, moans, and snores? If presenting in front of a group is part of your career, it pays to know how to avoid this deadly fate.

I have to break it to you.

It could have something to do with your presentation.

If your presentation is monotone, stiff, and tedious you are part of the problem. And this isn't all bad news. If you're part of the problem, you can also become part of the cure.

Many audiences are overwhelmed and overworked. Smart people who are just too busy running from presentation to presentation to really be able to focus on what's going on.

That's where you come in.

When you give a dynamic, upbeat presentation of critical information, you can change the direction of this downward slide. The change, the cure starts with you.

Let's look at the critical pieces of shifting from dull presentation delivery - to dynamic "WOW" storytelling.

Decide To Be Dynamic

It sounds funny at first. But when you decide to be dynamic, what happens? You take charge. You're no longer willing to just give a ho-hum presentation.

Your decision and intention sets the direction. Even if you don't really know how yet, you're heading in the right direction.

Show The Visual Picture

The human brain is dominantly visual. When you show pictures, photos, charts and diagrams, you are appealing to visual understanding. Approximately 80% of the population prefers to see the picture of a solution. Are you sure you don't want to add visuals to your presenting?

Of course you do!

Don't worry. You don't have to be an artist to pull this off. If you want to be more effective in visual communicating, you can learn how right now.

One of the best online resources is a new Visual Storytelling course. It includes tons of practical tips on visual presentation design. Check it out if you want to appeal to the majority of people in your audience. It could easily help you get a fresh start on your presentation.

Vary Your Communication Style

As you know, different people like to communicate in different ways.

Some folks are highly auditory and prefer to talk things through. Others are extremely visual, and won't relate to your topic unless they see a picture. Others prefer to be hands-on, and want to work with models and prototypes.

If you only communicate in one style, you're likely to miss a lot of the people in your audience. Make the extra effort to communicate using all three modalities. This will help you connect with each person in your audience.

These are small shifts that will lead to a big change in direction. When you change how you present, you will change how people respond to you.

Just imagine: no more snoozing participants!

Find out how to keep people awake and at the edge of their seats. Guarantee your story attracts clients and prospects.

Author's Bio: 

Milly Sonneman is a recognized expert in visual language. She is the co-director of Presentation Storyboarding, a leading presentation training firm, and author of the popular guides: Beyond Words and Rainmaker Stories available on Amazon. Milly helps business professionals give winning presentations, through online presentation skills trainings at Presentation Storyboarding. You can find out more about our courses or contact Milly through our website at: http://www.presentationstoryboarding.com/