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Best In Show Presentation Design Trends and Techniques

Event planning professionals need to be conscious of how a keynote speaker’s presentation techniques will affect their audience. The most important step is choosing the right keynote speaker for the event in the first place. After that, explore new presentation design trends and techniques to create an immersive experience that will drive your desired audience response.

The use of compelling and persuasive presentation techniques by your keynote speaker can accentuate your best qualities and keep your audience engaged. However, in a world where bits and pieces of information are flying at you at breakneck speed, it’s difficult to communicate your message clearly and succinctly to ignite a desired action. If you’re trying to get your message across to your audience in new and exciting ways, take a look at our favorite presentation trends and techniques that are guaranteed to start the ball rolling.

Engage your audience

Asking questions is one of the best ways to involve your audience and amass feedback. A lively Q&A during your presentation is stimulating for your audience and can help them understand solutions quickly. However, sometimes you’re met with blank stares from your audience when asking for questions, and the room falls silent. You’re let down, and your presentation falls flat.

That’s why it’s important to get into your audience’s mind.

If your questions are too simple or familiar, you won’t get much audience participation, but if they are too complicated, they won’t ask questions for fear of saying the wrong thing.

If you’re too precise, covering everything about a particular topic, there won’t be a reason to ask questions.

Claude Levi-Strauss once said, “The wise man doesn’t give the right answers, he poses the right questions.” Just another reason why it’s best to converse with the audience, ask questions and solicit responses rather than deliver a 10-minute long monologue.

Tell relevant stories

To keep your audience captivated, a good keynote presentation incorporates much more than just narrative; it tells a personal, relevant story.

Storytelling brings personality to your presentation and create an emotional connection with your audience. Personal stories can be used to communicate product users’ journeys, build the speaker’s case and create empathy in audiences.

Of course, it’s not always easy to step out of your comfort zone if you’re not a natural storyteller, but finding a way to incorporate a personal touch can help you take a dull or analytical presentation to a whole new level.

Create immersive experiences

Your keynote speaker is tantamount to the value and meaning of your event, and creating an immersive experience for your audience is more important than ever. When thinking about immersive experiences, it’s necessary to think about how your presentation can fascinate, excite and captivate your audience. Even so, creating a truly immersive experience is not always easy.

Keep in mind that when you’re creating an experience for your audience through your presentation, you are inviting them into another world. Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) software solutions can provide an amazing experience for your audience. This technology has the power to make your presentation unforgettable for years to come. Dazzling real-life simulations, realistic product demos and interactive VR games are infiltrating presentations like never before, making ordinary presentations immersive and entertaining.

Strut your creativity with the latest presentation design trends

Gone are the days of flat graphs and charts. Typographically enriched infographics and projection mapping of 3D models are the current trends sweeping the presentation world. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with using a spruced-up PowerPoint, but when it comes to engaging your audience, there’s nothing better than creative and new presentation technology. To grab attention, take a look at these new technologies:

  • Prezi helps you to create visually appealing slides.
  • Projeqt helps you to add powerful multimedia elements to PowerPoint presentations.
  • VideoScribe helps you to create amazing whiteboard videos.
  • Powtoon allows you the freedom to create awesome videos and presentations.


Still not sure where your presentation will take you? Connect with ESG. We are a team of highly creative individuals who handle everything (and we mean everything), from planning your stage design, to coaching your keynote speaker, to making sure your event runs smoothly on-site and measuring your success. Let’s create something amazing.