We’ve all been there – patiently sitting through a dull presentation, watching the clock and daydreaming about the weekend instead of listening. The sad truth is, some presentations can fall so flat that the audience are fighting to stay awake. So, how can you make your next presentation one to remember? Whether you’re presenting in a meeting or on the big stage, iMindMap has everything you need to plan and deliver your most captivating and engaging presentation yet. Let’s take a closer look at presenting with iMindMap…
Before you dive into creating your presentation, it’s always wise to map out a quick plan. With iMindMap’s Mind Map View, you can whip up a plan in no time at all. Start by identifying the essential elements of your presentation. Add main branches to your map detailing what you want to achieve, the resources you will need and a profile of the audience you will be presenting to. Do you want to sell or educate? Is it a formal or informal situation? Your Mind Map will give you a visual overview of all the key details. Once you have explored the practical factors of your presentation, your Mind Map will be your definitive guide to creating focused and engaging content.
Create a new Mind Map with your presentation topic as the central idea. Then, add main branches for the introduction, key points and conclusion of your presentation. The radiating nature of your Mind Map will link and group concepts together through natural associations, while maintaining a coherent and organised structure that’s easy to follow. Colour code your branches to categorise clear discussion points, and use Relationship Arrows to highlight any important connections with a digital string. Using single keywords per branch will trigger natural associations in your brain, drawing out new thoughts and creative connections that will help you to develop a strong argument.
Now it’s time to give your Mind Map the ‘wow factor’. Remember, if you add lots of text to your map then you are effectively giving your audience a choice: listen to me or read the text. Convey the important details clearly and concisely using single keywords. Keywords spark endless associations that are proven to aid recall. Research shows that it only takes about a quarter of a second for the human brain to attach meaning to a symbol. So, you need to make your Mind Map visually stimulating if you want your audience to remember its key take-aways. Add plenty of icons and images to emphasise your points and drive them home with your audience. Choose from iMindMap’s extensive Image and Icon Library, upload your own, or draw them straight onto your canvas using the Sketch Tool. Attach supporting information such as links, videos and notes to your branches to grab your audience’s attention. These remain hidden until clicked on so they won’t clutter your canvas.
“The brain works better in pictures. If you associate an idea with a picture, it’s easier for the brain to latch onto.” – Nelson Dellis, Memory Champion
iMindMap’s Presentation View has everything you need to build an engaging, unforgettable presentation. Get your presentation off the ground quickly by seamlessly switching from the Mind Map View to the Presentation View. Use the Auto Create feature to instantly build a presentation from your Mind Map, or manually create your own slides. Cut down your preparation time by choosing the type of presentation you want to deliver from the template options, including styles for teaching, meetings or seminars, then let iMindMap build your presentation for you. Personalise your presentations in no time with iMindMap’s variety of background options, or add your organisation’s branding to your slides. iMindMap’s visually stimulating 3D View will certainly make your audience sit up and pay attention from start to finish.
Not only can you plan and create your presentation map within iMindMap, you can use its Presentation View to deliver it. Its powerful features will do the hard work so that you can focus on one thing – presenting. Quickly preview the area of the map that you want to present using the adjustable Slide Viewer. Re-adjust the order of your slides by dragging and dropping them in the Side Panel. With iMindMap’s Presenter Screen you can flaunt your presentation on one screen and use the second screen to display additional information to aid your speaking. iMindMap’s Slide Notes can be attached to specific points in your presentation and appear on your second screen to prompt you when needed. When you’re battling with presentation nerves, the Kiosk Mode will make you feel in control – it’s like having an extra pair of hands. Choose how long you want each slide to appear for, and then stand back as iMindMap navigates through your presentation for you.
Planning, creating and delivering beautiful interactive presentations is as easy as 1,2,3 with iMindMap. The power of Mind Mapping will help you to plan your work and create captivating content in a format that’s easy to follow. A far cry from the standard form of presentations, iMindMap’s Presentation View will dazzle your audience, clearly get your point across and leave a long lasting impression.