Making Effective Presentations - by Kapil Gupta, OMLogic

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What makes a great presentation great? What is the difference between making a presentation for public speaking versus a business presentation? How to prepare for making speeches? How can you be persuasive in your arguments? Should you use humour? Should you not?

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Making Effective Presentations - by Kapil Gupta, OMLogic

  1. 1. www.omlogic.comMaking Effective PresentationsKapil GuptaMar, 2012 (New Delhi)
  2. 2. www.omlogic.comGREAT SPEECHES
  3. 3. www.omlogic.com QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER?What makes a great presentation?What makes a great speech?
  4. 4. www.omlogic.com IN THIS PRESENTATION, WE WILL SEEWhat makes an effective presenterPreparing the presentation WIIFY model Example slides Business Presentation ConsiderationsDelivering Effective Presentations Do’s and Dont’s Ten Tips Non-verbal FeedbackSummary
  5. 5. WHAT MAKES AN EFFECTIVE SPEAKER
  6. 6. www.omlogic.com WHAT IS AN EFFECTIVE SPEAKER?5 Dimensions of Credibility Competence Character Composure Extroversion Sociability
  7. 7. www.omlogic.comWHAT CREATES A BAD PRESENTATION?Lack of preparationNot knowing audienceInappropriate visual aidsToo much materialUsing monotoneLacking focus
  8. 8. www.omlogic.comWHAT ANNOYS ABOUT PRESENTATION?
  9. 9. www.omlogic.com PRESENTATIONS PREREQUISITES PassionSubject Matter ExpertiseYOUR SLIDESStructure and SimplicityRehearsal
  10. 10. PREPARING THE PRESENTATION: WIIFY MODEL
  11. 11. www.omlogic.com WIIFYImportant to you because….What does this mean to you?Why am I telling you this?Who cares?So what?And… here’s the WIIFY
  12. 12. www.omlogic.comKEEP THE AUDIENCE INTERESTED
  13. 13. www.omlogic.comHOW MUCH CAN THEY ABSORB?
  14. 14. www.omlogic.com PREPARING THE PRESENTATIONOutline and Choose a FlowCreate Your StoryWrite the Presentation Opening Body ClosePrepare your slides
  15. 15. LETS LOOK AT SOME EXAMPLES
  16. 16. BUSINESS PRESENTATIONS
  17. 17. LETS TALK ABOUT PRESENTATION DELIVERY
  18. 18. DELIVERING EFFECTIVE PRESENTATIONS
  19. 19. FEAR OF PUBLIC SPEAKING• Population • No. 1 fear - Public Speaking • No. 2 fear - Death• Stage freight - Being in spotlight - Being unprepared - Being inexperienced
  20. 20. PREPARING TO SPEAK• Preparation – Research - research the subject – Format - speak on what you know – Notes - outline main points – Note cards vs. full sized paper “Most people are more deeply influenced by one clear, vivid, personal example than by an abundance of statistical data.”  Eliot Aronson, Social Psychologist
  21. 21. PRACTICE… PRACTICE… PRACTICE…“Practice is the best of all instruction.” Practice - practice makes perfect - getting timing right - making revisions
  22. 22. STAGE PRESENCE• Presence - Nervousness - fear is natural - Body language - voice/tone - gestures - eye contact - Positive attitude
  23. 23. PRESENTATION DO’S AND DONT’S
  24. 24. THINGS YOU SHOULD DO • Make Eye contact • Don’t read from notes -only glance at them • Use Appropriate gestures to illustrate a point • Use Rhetorical questions to involve the audience
  25. 25. THINGS YOU SHOULDN’T DO• Read directly from notes• Read directly from screen• Turn your back on audience• Slouch with hands in pockets• Fill pauses with um, ah, okay• Repetitive nervous gestures• Talk too fast or too quietly
  26. 26. TEN SUCCESSFUL TIPS
  27. 27. TEN SUCCESSFUL TIPS TO CONTROL THE BUTTERFLIES1. Know the room2. Get to know the audience - greet or chat with the audience before hand3. Know your material - increased nervousness is due poor preparation4. Relax your body by stretching and breathing to ease the tension5. Visualize giving your speech from start to finish
  28. 28. CONTROL THE BUTTERFLIES6. Gain experience-experience builds confidence7. Remember, people want you to succeed8. Don’t apologize - by mentioning your nervousness or apologizing9. Concentrate on message-not the medium.10. Turn nervousness into positive energy
  29. 29. NON-VERBAL FEEDBACK
  30. 30. POSITIVE NON-VERBAL FEEDBACK Smiling  Leaning forward Nodding  Sitting on edge of chair Eye Contact  Hands in open position Relaxed Posture  Legs and arms uncrossed Facing you directly Unbuttoned jackets
  31. 31. NEGATIVE NON-VERBAL FEEDBACK Dead expression  Fiddling with hands Tight lips  Turning away Frowning  Slumping posture Avoid eye contact  Sitting or leaning back Squirming  Crossed legs or arms Doodling  Yawning Fidgeting  Snoring
  32. 32. PRAYER POSITION
  33. 33. ONE HAND, TWO HAND AND GO ALL THE WAY
  34. 34. VOICE MODULATIONS SHOULD SAY IT ALL
  35. 35. IDENTIFY FAMILIAR FACES
  36. 36. KNOW THE STAGE
  37. 37. BEWARE OF TROLLS
  38. 38. ACKNOWLEDGING NOT KNOWING IS BETTER
  39. 39. LETS SUMMARISE
  40. 40. PRACTICE TAKES YOU FROM THIS..
  41. 41. TO THIS !!
  42. 42. www.omlogic.com Thank You! Ready to deliver powerful presentations? www.omlogic.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/OMLogicTwitter: https://twitter.com/OMLogicEmail: info@omlogic.com Email: kapil.gupta@omlogic.com | Phone: +91-11-98711-57980

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