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  • Segueway to Youtube clip:
  • You may want to go further and consider the audience demographics – gender, generation style, culture
  • Frames create meaning – explain upfront so people understand how this relates to them, their work, the point, the context Tell’em what you are going to tell’em. Tell’em. Then tell’em what you told’em.”
  • Chronological – shows events in order Narrative – takes audience on a journey Problem/Solution – states the problems, root causes, etc. Cause/Effect Topic/Sub-topic – for some reason most people can remember 3 at a maximum Journalistic – What, Who, Where, When, Why, How?
  • What do you remember the most from your school days? Stories work, Humour works (but test it first) STAR S ituation or T ask A ction & R esult
  • Similar to waves which build, peak, crash down, there are swells in any presentation/training environment A presentation is like a dinner course – entrée, main, desert need to be digested seperately with downtime between each course The audience needs time to reflect, absorb new information – you need to pause to give them time. Do this by switching modes or by get them to discuss with each other.
  • People remember: 20% of what they read, 30% of what they hear 40% of what they see, 50% of what they say 60% of what they do 90% of what they read, hear, say and do
  • World Press Photo Winner 2009 – Moving through a home in Ohio following a foreclosure Pictures are great but don’t let them distract from your audience from hearing what you are saying Use your body movements to draw attention to, away from the picture Audiences remember your presentation best if they are allowed to digest a new slide for a few seconds At this point use PowerPoint controls to remove image – B for Black, W for White
  • Conclusion – provide closure, Can be a set of recommendations, next steps, future directions, etc .
  • To use Slide Show Presenter View Allows you to refer to your notes on-screen, anticipate what’s next on screen and keep track of your time Click on Slide Show Set Up Show Select monitors you want to use (must have multiple monitors) Check Show Presenter View Ctrl P to activate pen. Hit 9 Enter to return to Slide 9.
  • Think positively!
  • Give your handouts AFTER the presentation if possible so they won’t be reading them while you’re talking which distracts you If the lights are too dim, then audience focuses on PowerPoint slides, not you (or sleeps)
  • When you get there, if you’re nervous, then slowly clench your right fist tighter and tighter or use deep breathing techniques to slow down your heart rate
  • Teach people, not content – Rich Allen People should - be physically, socially comfortable - see the content is applicable to their work, life, etc. - feel emotionally safe We teach with people, not to people – different from school era “ No-one knows as much as all of us” If you can, get people to introduce themselves
  • Intonation – make your voice more livelier by changes in your intonation Pacing – when we’re excited or nervous, pacing might be off. Practice – and remember to Pause between concepts/modalities Never use a big word when a small word will do
  • If possible, work the room, work the audience Pause for effect – stand still to make an important point Radiate energy
  • Don’t be afraid to jump in and have fun!
  • Presenting Skills

    1. 1. <ul><li>Presenting </li></ul><ul><li>Skills </li></ul>
    2. 2. <ul><li>Agenda </li></ul><ul><li>Structure </li></ul><ul><li>Preparation </li></ul><ul><li>Delivery </li></ul>
    3. 3. This is the Slide Heading <ul><li>This is a bullet point </li></ul><ul><li>This is another bullet point </li></ul><ul><li>And so is this </li></ul><ul><li>And this! </li></ul><ul><li>How many of these should we get on the one page? </li></ul>This is the alternative Slide Heading
    4. 4. <ul><li> Structure </li></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><li>3 Basic Questions </li></ul><ul><li>What is the objective of the presentation? </li></ul><ul><li>What do I want my audience to gain? </li></ul><ul><li>What might they already know about my topic? </li></ul>
    6. 6. <ul><li>Create Frames </li></ul>
    7. 7. <ul><li>Creating an Outline </li></ul><ul><li>Determine the Outline Style </li></ul><ul><li>Group your raw data </li></ul><ul><li>Arrange into Outline format(s) </li></ul><ul><li>- Chronological - Narrative </li></ul><ul><li>- Problem/Solution - Cause/Effect </li></ul><ul><li>- Topic/Sub-Topic - Journalistic Style </li></ul>
    8. 8. <ul><li>Learning + Enjoyment = Retention </li></ul>
    9. 10. <ul><li>Modality </li></ul>Encoding If you want people to know it, get them to say it Participation Quiz Presentation
    10. 11. <ul><li>Using Pictures </li></ul>
    11. 13. <ul><li>Basic Outline Format </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Agenda </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Goals and Objectives </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Use something to get attention, to open a learning loop </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Body </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Chronological; Narrative; Problem/Solution </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Cause/Effect; Topic/Sub-topic; Journalistic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Change Modalities Frequently </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Summarise your main points </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Close your learning loops </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    12. 14. <ul><li> Preparing for your presentation </li></ul>
    13. 15. <ul><li>Writing a Session Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Separate from your slides and handouts </li></ul><ul><li>Write out: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>what you plan to do (modalities) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>your key talking points, anecdotes, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>acknowledgements </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Time each segment </li></ul>
    14. 16. Presenter View
    15. 17. <ul><li>Rehearsing Your Presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Memorise the first two minutes of your presentation so you </li></ul><ul><li>breeze through the most difficult moments </li></ul><ul><li>Visualise yourself feeling at ease with the audience </li></ul><ul><li>Remember the audience wants you to succeed </li></ul>
    16. 18. <ul><li>Handouts </li></ul><ul><li>Contact numbers </li></ul><ul><li>Time of Day </li></ul><ul><li>Directions </li></ul><ul><li>Room Acoustics, Lighting, Temp </li></ul><ul><li>Internet access </li></ul><ul><li>Water </li></ul><ul><li>Food! </li></ul>
    17. 19. <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Delivering Your </li></ul><ul><li> Presentation </li></ul>
    18. 20. Teach People, Not Content
    19. 21. <ul><li>Voice </li></ul><ul><li>Volume </li></ul><ul><li>Intonation </li></ul><ul><li>Pacing </li></ul>
    20. 22. <ul><li>Movement </li></ul><ul><li>Move to support </li></ul><ul><li>your words and </li></ul><ul><li>the Presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Use your hands, </li></ul><ul><li>arms and gestures </li></ul><ul><li>Make good eye </li></ul><ul><li>contact (3-5 secs </li></ul><ul><li>per person) </li></ul>