Effective Presentations Skills

Effective Presentations Skills

Effective Presentations Skills Employee Development Center June 26, 2003 Chris Carter Agenda

Introduction Planning Your Presentation The Presentation Sequence Creating Effective Visual Aids resentation Techniques Practice Great speakers arent born, they are trained. Presenting is a Skill

Developed through experience and training. Source: http://www.hplearningcenter.com #1 Fear Feared More Than Death! THE FACTS: Shaky hands, blushing cheeks, memory loss, nausea, and

knocking knees NORMAL! Causes of the Anxiety Fear of the Unknown OR Loss of Control

Fight or Flight Mode No Backup Plan No Enthusiasm For Subject Focus of Attention Definitions Presentation Something set forth to an audience for the attention of the mind Effective producing a desired result Source: http://www.merriam-webster.com

Effective Presentations Control Anxiety Dont Fight It Audience Centered Accomplishes Objective Fun For Audience Fun For You

Conducted Within Time Frame Why Give A Presentation? Two Main Purposes 1. Inform 2. Persuade 3. Educate Part 2: Planning Your Presentation Planning Your Presentation 1. Determine Purpose

2. Assess Your Audience Success depends on your ability to reach your audience. Size Demographics Knowledge Level Motivation

Planning A Presentation 3. Plan Space Number of Seats Seating Arrangement Audio/Visual Equipment Distracters 4. What Day and Time? Any Day!

Morning More Planning 5. Organization Determine Main Points (2-5) Evidence Transitions Prepare Outline

Organizing Your Presentation Organizational Patterns Topical Chronological Problem/Solution Cause/Effect Presentation Outline

Keyword Reminders Conversational Flow Flexibility More Responsive to Audience Part 3: The Presentation Sequence #1: Build Rapport

relation marked by harmony or affinity Start Before You Begin

Audience members who trust you and feel that you care Mingle; Learn Names Opportunity to reinforce or correct audience assessment Good First Impression People Listen To People They Like #2: Opening Your Presentation

Introduce Yourself Why Should They Listen Get Attention, Build More Rapport, Introduce Topic

Humor Short Story Starling Statistic Make Audience Think Invite Participation Get Audience Response #2Completing the Opening

Clearly Defining Topic If Informative If Persuasive

Clear parameters for content within time Whats the problem Who cares Whats the solution Overview #3: Presenting Main Points (Solution)

Main Point-Transition-Main PointTransition-MainPoint.. Supporting Evidence Examples Feedback & Questions From Audience Attention to, and Focus on, Audience (Listening)

#4: Concluding Your Presentation Goal Inform audience that youre about to close Summarize main points Something to remember or call-to-action Answer questions Tell em What You Told em. Part 4: Effective Presentation Techniques

Presentation Style 3 Elements 1. Vocal Techniques Loudness Pitch Rate Pause Deviations From the Norm for Emphasis

Presentation Style (cont) 3 Elements 2. Body Language Eye Contact, Gestures, Posture 3. Use of Space Can Everyone See You? Movement Common Problems Verbal fillers

Um, uh, like Any unrelated word or phrase Swaying, rocking, and pacing

Hands in pockets Lip smacking Fidgeting Failure to be audience-centered 5 Presentation Tips 1. Smile 2. Breathe 3. Water 4. Notes 5. Finish On Or Under Time Part 5:

Creating Effective Visual Aids Visual Aids Enhance Understanding Add Variety Support Claims Lasting Impact

Used PoorlyA Distraction Ineffective Presentation Visual Aids - Examples PowerPoint Slides

Overhead Trans Graphs/Charts Pictures Films/Video Flip Charts Sketches Visual Aids Should

Supplement presentation Outline of main points Serve audiences needs, not speakers Simple and clear Main Point 1: The Purpose of Using Visual Aids

Visual aids support your ideas and improve audience comprehension of your presentation Visual aids add variety to your presentation by giving the audience a break from listening and letting the see something Visual aids help illustrate complex ideas or concepts and are helpful in reinforcing your ideas

Visual Aids Improve comprehension Add variety Illustrate complex ideas

Be Visible Titles should be 38-44 pt. font size Text should be 28 pt font size Use color wisely Contrasting colors

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