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Present like a pro
You design your Outcome
The Audience
• What does the listener need to understand?
  – Research your audience

• Best communicators focus on the Re...
The Audience continued
• Credible, Passionate and Engaged
• Show the audience that you believe in your
  message
• Show th...
Listen to your Audience



A talk to VCs?
  – find some VCs and ask, “What is the most
    challenging thing about what yo...
Strive for Impact,
not Perfection
2x




Seconds
First four Minutes
• Four minutes will Determine the remaining
  40 minutes

• Frame your talk

• Build rapport with the a...
Smile
• Smile is a universal expression
• Opening: sip from water, smile and deliver
  – Form a ritual, like Jordan bounci...
Determine Burning Questions
• Rapid Pre-wire

• Smile & Handshake

• Speak to the audience first
Idea Collector
•   Look for lessons in life
•   Newspaper clippings, the out of the ordinary
•   Movie quotes
•   A Photo
...
Use Trends
• Audiences like learning trends & anti-trends

• Research trends that can influence your
  audience’s field
Means of Persuasion

1. Who you are                    The talk

                                    Your       Delivery
2...
Simplicity comes with Mastery of your Subject
A Presentation is Always Longer
• Actual delivery will fuel extra sentences
  and even adhoc questions

• Plan ahead by cu...
Be prepared with a Back-up
• Second Presentation at least 30% shorter
Open your mouth

• Work the mike
  – Fine-tune the volume
  – Adjust your distance
  – Aim to add texture & clarity to you...
Think:   Value, Receiver, Simplicity


– Natural speaking comes from repetition and
  practice

– Jack Nicholson…concentra...
Think Quality
• Unity, lyricism, poetry, and love
  – Connect to the heart “Stay hungry, stay foolish” *1
  – Enjoy the Ex...
At the End:   Express sincere Thanks

• Show sincere interest in others

• Ask what they learned

• Or Share what you lear...
Q&A
• When someone disagrees, say “Thank you” for a
  fresh perspective.
   – Appreciate them, make them feel safe.
   – H...
Q&A
• Ask back, “That is a particular good question.
  What do you think we should do?”
  – Empower the audience
• Employ ...
Use a Checklist
IMAGE CREDITS

        “Photoshoper Art Designer”, by           “A Libyan blurred smile” by Eric Lafforgue
        marcoma...
IMAGE CREDITS

          “Conar Deployment”                                    “Lenovo ThinkPad”
          TowMeUp.com ©  ...
REFERENCES


www.christine-morlet.com
+33(0)971 222 971
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  1. 1. Present like a pro
  2. 2. You design your Outcome
  3. 3. The Audience • What does the listener need to understand? – Research your audience • Best communicators focus on the Receiver – Consider How the Message will be Received, not only on Your Message • Consider not only what you want them to Think, but also what to Feel? • Follow-up, what stood out?
  4. 4. The Audience continued • Credible, Passionate and Engaged • Show the audience that you believe in your message • Show through preparation, message and delivery that the audience is important to you. • Give both what they want and what they need • Relate to the audience’s situation
  5. 5. Listen to your Audience A talk to VCs? – find some VCs and ask, “What is the most challenging thing about what you do”? – Frame your presentation around feedback
  6. 6. Strive for Impact, not Perfection
  7. 7. 2x Seconds
  8. 8. First four Minutes • Four minutes will Determine the remaining 40 minutes • Frame your talk • Build rapport with the audience
  9. 9. Smile • Smile is a universal expression • Opening: sip from water, smile and deliver – Form a ritual, like Jordan bouncing the basketball three time before a free throw • Smile with your eyes
  10. 10. Determine Burning Questions • Rapid Pre-wire • Smile & Handshake • Speak to the audience first
  11. 11. Idea Collector • Look for lessons in life • Newspaper clippings, the out of the ordinary • Movie quotes • A Photo • Art • Graphs or a profound statistic • Or Question other’s data by asking why? • Organize your ideas for when you need them
  12. 12. Use Trends • Audiences like learning trends & anti-trends • Research trends that can influence your audience’s field
  13. 13. Means of Persuasion 1. Who you are The talk Your Delivery 2. What you say (content) You 3. How you say it The Audience 4. What they need to hear
  14. 14. Simplicity comes with Mastery of your Subject
  15. 15. A Presentation is Always Longer • Actual delivery will fuel extra sentences and even adhoc questions • Plan ahead by cutting the talk to its core
  16. 16. Be prepared with a Back-up • Second Presentation at least 30% shorter
  17. 17. Open your mouth • Work the mike – Fine-tune the volume – Adjust your distance – Aim to add texture & clarity to your voice • Use Pauses
  18. 18. Think: Value, Receiver, Simplicity – Natural speaking comes from repetition and practice – Jack Nicholson…concentration and truthful performance.
  19. 19. Think Quality • Unity, lyricism, poetry, and love – Connect to the heart “Stay hungry, stay foolish” *1 – Enjoy the Experience – Demonstrate sincere emotions "I just love the work… I love to act." -Jack Nicholson *2
  20. 20. At the End: Express sincere Thanks • Show sincere interest in others • Ask what they learned • Or Share what you learned
  21. 21. Q&A • When someone disagrees, say “Thank you” for a fresh perspective. – Appreciate them, make them feel safe. – Humility goes a long way • Never embarrass an audience member • Remember, people love hearing their names • Motivate questioners with a small reward for strong answers or questions (candy, a company pin, T-shirt…)
  22. 22. Q&A • Ask back, “That is a particular good question. What do you think we should do?” – Empower the audience • Employ a metaphor • Apply an analogy • Utilize history, “when we look at the trend-”
  23. 23. Use a Checklist
  24. 24. IMAGE CREDITS “Photoshoper Art Designer”, by “A Libyan blurred smile” by Eric Lafforgue marcomaie, upload Feb 8, 2008 © Upload Nov. 9, 2007 © Flickr Flickr “Listen&understand” by Mihaela Muntean By Young Einstein, upload Aug 7, 2006 Upload April 18, 2008 © Flickr CC Flickr “Bento Box & Japanese Dishes” by “Perfectionist” by Sarah Hobbs by Japanese Style Inc, 2006 © The Institute of Art of Chicago 2002 _ http://www.cherryblossomgardens.com/adi Upload by hanneorla on Aug 16 2007. © shes3.asp Flickr
  25. 25. IMAGE CREDITS “Conar Deployment” “Lenovo ThinkPad” TowMeUp.com © Lenovo Group © Updated on 13 April 2006, Available at: http://stucaruk.mystarband.net/Tow MeUp%20Website/Conar.html “Nicholson” by +positivecurfew, upload on May 27, 2006 © Flickr Inspired by email chain “Culture EAST vs. WEST” Anonymous “Lockheed L-1011 cockpit” by Tailspin T © Upload on March 20, 2007 Flickr
  26. 26. REFERENCES www.christine-morlet.com +33(0)971 222 971
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