Did you know what is an agenda in a presentation.

I have seen people confused between agenda and table of contents.

There is a difference and you should know it to make a winning presentation.

Always remember to add an agenda slide in a presentation after the cover slide. It means it should be the the second slide in a presentation.

You have heard of the saying “first impression is the last impression”. The same is true for the presentations.

Let’s first talk about the table of contents.

Practically, it is less useful then an agenda slide.

It’s important and you can add it if your presentation is very long like more than 20 slides.

I personally never added table of contents and it never affected me from business point of view.

Now let’s come back to the “elephant in the room” the agenda.

Go through the complete presentation, and summarise it in 4-7 bullet points. Each bullet point should not have more than 5 – 7 words.

The content you will write in the agenda should be highly impactful and help the viewer to understand “what’s in it for me”.

If you are able to convince the viewers at this slide then your presentation has more chances of success.

Here is the sample agenda slide content.

  • Business objectives
  • Key components of the business
  • Major challenges in the report
  • Our design thinking process
  • Our strategic approach
  • Milestones and timeline
  • Scope of work
  • Cost

This sample agenda is just to help you understand how you can create your agenda slide.

This agenda can be used for 100 slides presentation for one agenda item there could be 5 to 10 slides.

So today you have learnt about the power of agenda in a presentation.

Start adding the agenda slide in your presentation and you will definitely witness the change in overall feedback and the results of the business proposals.

And do you remember what I said in the beginning of this post, first impression is the last impression. Agenda slide creates the first impression.