It’s about time you got started on that presentation. Whether you’re a twenty-something with a college assignment to finish or a fresh business prospect looking to impress, something’s got to give about that presentation of yours. Fortunately, you’ve got a lot to give in that presentation—with a powerful quote at that.
But, honestly, you can’t just copy and paste your quote onto that PowerPoint slide and call it a day. You need to do more than that nowadays—especially when everyone’s doing it.
So, that brings us here. Destitute and looking for a way to spice up that presentation due before the holiday arrives. But, don’t worry, we won’t be down for long. Here’s our take on tips to make your presentation pop with a powerful quote in tow.
Tips For Using Powerful Quotes In Your (Next) Presentation
Inspiring quotes are a wonderful tool that can really spice up a presentation. Though, they often become the crux of an otherwise good presentation if they’re not implemented properly.
Fortunately, we’re not going to let you get away with turning a rather positive quote into a real burden to your presentation. Let’s look at some tips.
1. Set the tone by choosing a quote that matches the content of your presentation.
You don’t want to select a quote that doesn’t put over your actual presentation. Like adding in an inspirational quote about pursuing happiness is fine and all, but it’s not going to work well if it’s about seizing the moment in at work.
Your quote should complement your presentation like seasoning to a good dish—so choose the ‘seasoning’ that goes well with your content.
2. Choose quotes that foster credibility in order to build a strong foundation for your presentation.
This ties in with our last tip: choose a quote that complements your presentation. Not only does it go well with your subject matter, but it also supports your subject matter. The message of your presentation will resonate with others if you select a quote that adequately supports it.
3. Tie everything together with a theme.
Once you’ve figured out what to build your presentation around, choose a quote that matches the overall theme of your work. This can be tricky because various quotes could theoretically apply to your work but, at the same time, not entirely fit. That’s why you should always take the time to figure out your theme before you match a good quote to your presentation.
Before we go, here are some inspiring quotes to get your day going. –
“Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul.” – Douglas MacArthur
“Listening, not imitation, may be the sincerest from of flattery.” – Dr. Joyce Brothers
“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Self-esteem is as necessary to the spirit as food is to the body.” – Dr. Maxwell Maltz