Just another meeting? It’s easy to get bored with the same humdrum meeting routine time and again. Using visual slides are the perfect way to spice up your presentation, inspire and engage your audience, and keep everyone interested.
In this quick LinkedIn video, Corey Gehrold, vice president of client strategy at Insight Marketing Group, breaks down the most important reasons visual slides are a must in meetings.
1. Google Slides
Using a visual slideshow with programs like Google Slides allows you to visually show everything you need to go over in a meeting. During a client meeting, you’ll be able to show examples of everything from client recaps and metrics to charts and yearly goals. It’s effortless to upload information like analytics by taking screenshots of what you need from the reporting software. Once you have the material you need, all you have to do is upload them onto slides in the order you choose.
2. People Prefer Visuals
Studies show that human brains prefer visuals over text for retaining information. In fact, the human brain can process visuals 60,000 times faster than text. Using slides gives a visual flair that keeps your audience interested and enables them to remember the information presented afterward. Using a Word file does not have the same effect and cannot hold the attention of a room of partners. Put yourself in the audience’s shoes and ask what visual would help you understand the point you are presenting.
3. Keep Your Agenda in Sight
Nothing wastes time more than a chaotic meeting. We have all been in meetings where there is no plan in place, and the topics are not well organized. Having a visual slide depicting the agenda and highlighting the points you are describing will help keep peoples’ minds on the subject at hand. This eliminates people jumping ahead to the next topic. When you only have a few minutes with a room of important partners, every minute counts. Visual slides are the answer to keeping your meeting running smoothly and efficiently.
When using visual slides in meetings, this will help attendees keep their minds on what you’re discussing and not on what they have to get at the grocery store later.