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Chapter 1: Getting Started

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  • 1. Chapter 1 Getting Started LTEC 4121 Technical Presentation Skills
  • 2. “It usually takes more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.” - Mark Twain LTEC 4121/ATTD 5121: Developing Effective Presentation Skills; Chapter 1: Getting Started 2
  • 3. Chapter 1 Objectives You will be able to: Determine the purpose of your presentation Apply guidelines for choosing a presentation title LTEC 4121/ATTD 5121: Developing Effective Presentation Skills; Chapter 1: Getting Started 3
  • 4. Murphy’s Presentation Law #1 “If anything can go wrong during your presentation it will go wrong.” LTEC 4121/ATTD 5121: Developing Effective Presentation Skills; Chapter 1: Getting Started 4
  • 5. What is Your Presentation Topic? Think of your presentation as the delivery or transfer of information or skills from to the audience. Information LTEC 4121/ATTD 5121: Developing Effective Presentation Skills; Chapter 1: Getting Started 5
  • 6. You Might Be Presenting: Information about a new product Details regarding some new technology Information about a new manufacturing process A demonstration showing how to operate a new piece of equipment LTEC 4121/ATTD 5121: Developing Effective Presentation Skills; Chapter 1: Getting Started 6
  • 7. Planning Your Presentation The first step to planning your presentation is to clarify your topic. Answer these questions: • What is the focus of your presentation? • What is it that you want to share? • What do those who will be attending want or need to know? LTEC 4121/ATTD 5121: Developing Effective Presentation Skills; Chapter 1: Getting Started 7
  • 8. Planning Your Presentation The majority of your presentations will be knowledge-based. They focus on Information. LTEC 4121/ATTD 5121: Developing Effective Presentation Skills; Chapter 1: Getting Started 8
  • 9. Planning Your Presentation Skill-based presentations (demonstrations) focus on how to perform specific skills or procedures. LTEC 4121/ATTD 5121: Developing Effective Presentation Skills; Chapter 1: Getting Started 9
  • 10. Planning Your Presentation Skill-based topics typically involve equipment, Tools and machines. For example: •Install and start a pump •Replace hydraulic cylinders •Load computer software LTEC 4121/ATTD 5121: Developing Effective Presentation Skills; Chapter 1: Getting Started 10
  • 11. Planning Your Presentation Attitude-based topics deal with attitudes and feelings. Safety Leadership Conflict Resolution LTEC 4121/ATTD 5121: Developing Effective Presentation Skills; Chapter 1: Getting Started 11
  • 12. Planning Your Presentation Many presentations contain all three elements: Knowledge Skills Attitudes LTEC 4121/ATTD 5121: Developing Effective Presentation Skills; Chapter 1: Getting Started 12
  • 13. Guidelines for Choosing a Presentation Title My Title LTEC 4121/ATTD 5121: Developing Effective Presentation Skills; Chapter 1: Getting Started 13
  • 14. Some Guidelines: •Be honest •Be creative •Think about your intended audience •Focus on the benefits of your presentation •KISS approach LTEC 4121/ATTD 5121: Developing Effective Presentation Skills; Chapter 1: Getting Started 14
  • 15. Example: “Engineering Teams” Or improved title: “Winning Season: Building Effective Engineering Teams” LTEC 4121/ATTD 5121: Developing Effective Presentation Skills; Chapter 1: Getting Started 15
  • 16. Extra! Extra! More Example Titles! Use K.I.S.S. to change from: “How to Talk Honestly and Openly to Your Office Coworkers” TO “Workplace Communications: Tell it Like it is” To tout the benefits and target the audience, go from: “Troubleshooting Telecommunications Repair Issues” TO “Keeping Customers Connected: New Developments in Telecommunications Troubleshooting” To be creative: “The Safe Use of Storage of Hazardous Materials” TO “HAZMAT: Your Worst Nightmare of Safe Workplace Dream” LTEC 4121/ATTD 5121: Developing Effective Presentation Skills; Chapter 1: Getting Started 16
  • 17. Presentation Fact The most popular times for presentations are mid-to-late morning and mid-afternoon. LTEC 4121/ATTD 5121: Developing Effective Presentation Skills; Chapter 1: Getting Started 17
  • 18. Murphy’s Presentation Law #2 “The number of things that go wrong is inversely proportional to the amount of time you invest in planning.” LTEC 4121/ATTD 5121: Developing Effective Presentation Skills; Chapter 1: Getting Started 18
  • 19. Proper Prior Planning Prevents Poor Presentations LTEC 4121/ATTD 5121: Developing Effective Presentation Skills; Chapter 1: Getting Started 19
  • 20. Chapter Review •Define the purpose of your presentation •Select the topic based on that purpose •Develop an effective presentation title LTEC 4121/ATTD 5121: Developing Effective Presentation Skills; Chapter 2: Know Your Audience 20
  • 21. BONUS: Key Ideas to Give Key Presentation LTEC 4121/ATTD 5121: Developing Effective Nancy Duarte How To Give More Persuasive Presentations Presentation Skills; Chapter 2: Know Your Audience 21
  • 22. Chapter 1: The End To Complete: • Discussion Module 1 • Assignment #1 • Assignment #2 • Create a YouTube Account NOW! LTEC 4121/ATTD 5121: Developing Effective Presentation Skills; Chapter 1: Getting Started 22