How to Deliver Effective Presentations
Ashley Shisila Bales
ORG 536 – Contemporary Business Writing
and Communication
Colo...
Preparation
Know Your Purpose
What are you trying
To accomplish?

Know Your Audience
Can you anticipate
reactions?
Is the ...
Organizing Material


Introduction
◦ Capture attention
◦ Preview main points



Body
◦ Develop main points



Conclusio...
Building Rapport
Form a connection with the audience through
different techniques
Imagery

• Analogy
• Metaphor

Verbal Si...
Visual Aids
Multimedia
Slides:
Provide a
professional
appearance

Transparencies:
Easy to
prepare

Visual aids need
to hav...
Design to Impress
Text and colors should enhance presentation
 Use tools to display information
 Organize slides with te...
Using PowerPoint Effectively
Get familiar with presentation, programs, and
equipment ahead of time
 Practice and know you...
Best Process for Presentation
Presentation
Process

Text
Special
Effects

Backgrounds

Hyperlinks

Images
Engage
Audience
...
Fine Tune Your Presentation
Choose a delivery method
 Overcome stage fright through
preparation and practice
 Remain in ...
Presentation Quick Checklist
Identify purpose of presentation and audience
Organize introduction to preview points and eng...
Reference
Guffey, M., & Loewy, D. (2011). Business communication:
Process and product. (7th ed.). Independence, KY:
Cengag...
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  1. 1. How to Deliver Effective Presentations Ashley Shisila Bales ORG 536 – Contemporary Business Writing and Communication Colorado State University – Global Campus Dr. Robert Olszewski November 10, 2013
  2. 2. Preparation Know Your Purpose What are you trying To accomplish? Know Your Audience Can you anticipate reactions? Is the presentation appealing? Is the message respectful?
  3. 3. Organizing Material  Introduction ◦ Capture attention ◦ Preview main points  Body ◦ Develop main points  Conclusion ◦ Summarize main points ◦ Provide take away information
  4. 4. Building Rapport Form a connection with the audience through different techniques Imagery • Analogy • Metaphor Verbal Signposts • Preview • Summarize Nonverbal • Appearance • Interaction
  5. 5. Visual Aids Multimedia Slides: Provide a professional appearance Transparencies: Easy to prepare Visual aids need to have a purpose, explain main points, gain interest, and act as a visual que Handouts: Increase audience participation Speakers Notes: Supplies summary for audience
  6. 6. Design to Impress Text and colors should enhance presentation  Use tools to display information  Organize slides with templates and diagrams  PowerPoint Slide Sorter will help revise the entire presentation  More information on designing: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/686/04/
  7. 7. Using PowerPoint Effectively Get familiar with presentation, programs, and equipment ahead of time  Practice and know your material  Interact with the audience to engage them  Make eye contact and move around 
  8. 8. Best Process for Presentation Presentation Process Text Special Effects Backgrounds Hyperlinks Images Engage Audience Graphics Post on Internet
  9. 9. Fine Tune Your Presentation Choose a delivery method  Overcome stage fright through preparation and practice  Remain in control throughout presentation  Engage audience after with handouts  Answer audience’s questions 
  10. 10. Presentation Quick Checklist Identify purpose of presentation and audience Organize introduction to preview points and engage audience Organize body logically by main points Organize conclusion to review main points and provide take aways Use visual aids to enhance delivery Develop presentation with tools that clearly convey a message
  11. 11. Reference Guffey, M., & Loewy, D. (2011). Business communication: Process and product. (7th ed.). Independence, KY: Cengage Learning.

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