You are looking for a suitable presentation agency to support your next PowerPoint presentation. But what do you have to look out for when you want to find the right service provider? We have compiled some information to help you find the right partner for your upcoming presentation project.
When it comes to convincing important target groups, many entrepreneurs don’t want to take any risks. They want a presentation with a wow effect, which inspires and convinces the audience. If you are also toying with the idea of hiring a presentation agency to assist you with your next presentation, you probably want to know in advance what you are in for. You want a reliable service provider who will help you achieve a first-class presentation result. But where can you find the right agency and what must they be able to do? What needs to be clarified before placing the order? You should clarify these questions in advance.
1. DO I EVEN NEED A PRESENTATION AGENCY?
It depends on what goals you want to achieve and what your own capacities are. If you have a large in-house marketing department, you can of course have the PowerPoint slides created there. However, the employees entrusted with this task should be fully trained and regularly attend advanced training courses in PowerPoint presentations. The quality expectations of the audience have risen enormously in the last ten years. Nice slides alone do not make a successful presentation. External experts bring the advantage that they have specialized in this area and have a correspondingly comprehensive knowledge.
2. WHAT SHOULD THE PRESENTATION AGENCY DO FOR ME
What kind of support do you have in mind? Do you want an experienced service provider to look over your presentation and put the finishing touches on the slides? Or do you perhaps need advice in advance on the right, contemporary design? Or would you prefer to outsource the whole thing completely to an external service provider? Depending on how intensively you want to work with an agency will determine which service provider is right for you. For the fine-tuning of your slides, a good PowerPoint professional will suffice. If you want comprehensive consulting, planning, a coherent concept, a sensible target group analysis and reliable project management, you need a larger, powerful full-service presentation agency.
3. SHOULD I NOW HAVE MY ENTIRE POWERPOINT PRESENTATION PROFESSIONALLY CREATED OR WON’T A PROPER REVISION SUFFICE?
That depends entirely on your goals and your preliminary work. Good agencies can get a whole lot more out of your existing slides than the average user. Your slides will most likely look better and more professional afterwards. However, this will not compensate for weaknesses in planning, targeting and content selection. If your presentation has fundamental deficits, polishing it up by an agency won’t help you much. To be on the safe side, involve a presentation agency of your choice as early as possible. If the concept and structure are not planned professionally from the start, it will be very difficult to undo incorrectly compiled content and wrong visual language afterwards.
WHERE TO FIND AN EFFICIENT PRESENTATION AGENCY?
An initial overview of the market is provided by the search engine you trust. However, the Internet often does not provide any really clear decision-making aids. Try to make a small preselection of providers whose Internet presence you like. Research further to see if there are any customer reviews of the presentation agencies in your shortlist. Can you perhaps find interesting posts in social media? Has the agency owner made an appearance through their own publications? Once you’ve shortlisted a few agencies, make an appointment for a preliminary phone interview. Ask questions about the provider’s structure. What services does he offer overall? How many employees does he have, what qualifications do they have? Ask specifically if the answers seem too vague. Which agency did you have the best feeling with after the phone call?
Conclusion: Presentation agencies can relieve you of a lot of work and in the process achieve significantly better results for you due to their expertise. The important thing is to be clear about what exactly you want to hire the agency for. If you are looking for an all-inclusive solution, you need a full-service presentation agency. A detailed preliminary telephone conversation is particularly important in the selection process