Building an Effective Business Presentation

If you're creating a business presentation, use these tips to create strong and professional business presentations.

Planning your presentation

Visual tools such as outlines or concept maps can help you see the overall structure of a topic and how the main points are linked.

Your outline/concert map should include:

  • A purpose statement
  • An introduction
  • Each of the main points you intend to address
  • Any subpoints or issues
  • Evidence to support each point or argument
  • A conclusion
  • Any questions you would ask or anticipate from the audience

To learn more about outlines, visit the Purdue University Online Writing Lab.

To learn more about concept maps, visit Mind Tool's Mind Maps: A Powerful Approach to Note-Taking.