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Development and Skills Conference 2013: Kenton Lewis - tricks of the trade
 

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    • Tricks of the trade becoming a confident conference presenter Kenton Lewis E kenton.lewis@heacademy.ac.uk @kenton_lewis
    • Crisis moment – Heathrow Airport, 1998 @kenton_lewis
    • Key themes  Find your voice presenting is a learned skill which will improve with practice  Engage your passions only present on topics you’re enthusiastic about  Clarify your message communicate your big ideas(s) through what you say AND how you say it @kenton_lewis
    • Exercise 1 I worry about… On a single post-it note, write down the one things that worries you most about public speaking @kenton_lewis
    • Find your voice We’re probably talking too fast and breathing too little Movement is freeing, both for you and the audience You control the energy in the room @kenton_lewis
    • Top tips - Find your voice Slower and stronger is better and better The bigger the room, the slower you speak Applied modulation (pace + volume = emphasis) @kenton_lewis
    • Positive self-speak When good things happen: Internalise Consider as permanent Generalise “I did that well” “I now know how to do this” “Things are working out well” When bad things happen: Externalise Consider as temporary Isolate “Bad weather reduced attendance” “That was a tough crowd” “THAT slide was confusing, but…” @kenton_lewis
    • Positive self-speak Externalise / Consider as temporary / Isolate @kenton_lewis
    • Exercise 2 Positive self speak… All the power in this room… …is in my chest All the purpose in this room… …is in my legs All the intelligence in this room… …is in my head @kenton_lewis
    • Engage your passions Passion and enthusiasm are contagious let it out, don’t hide it away If you’re not passionate, why are you presenting? Attention spans are c20 minutes (on a good day) - mix up your methods to help the audience @kenton_lewis
    • Exercise 3 Gestures… In turn, you will each deliver a short “sales pitch” about an interest or hobby to your group (10-20 seconds) You will use big / over-the-top gestures @kenton_lewis
    • Clarity of message Rule of three  This is what I’m going to tell you  This is me telling you it  This is what I’ve just told you @kenton_lewis
    • Clarity of message “If I had more time, I would write a shorter letter.” Mark Twain Can you explain your presentation in 15 words or less? “Helping colleagues build their confidence in public speaking” @kenton_lewis
    • Top tips - Preparation Visual aids and hand outs  Travel logistics and arrival  Room layout and size  Technical challenges/support  Stage and space  Blowing hot, not cold - getting your voice going  Positive self talk  @kenton_lewis
    • Top tips - PowerPoint W B Ctrl P turns the screen white (W to return) turns the screen black (B to return) turns the pointer into a pen (E to erase) Fancy transitions / multimedia Sometimes good for waking up the audience – key question is, why are they asleep? @kenton_lewis
    • Positive self-speak Addressing your worries, sharing your ideas @kenton_lewis
    • Exercise 4 I commit to… Individually, identify three key commitments related to presenting. I, Kenton Lewis, commit to:  reducing my use of PowerPoint slides as notes  ending my presentations at the end  singing more to strengthen my voice @kenton_lewis
    • Key themes  Find your voice presenting is a learned skill which will improve with practice  Engage your passions only present on topics you’re enthusiastic about  Clarify your message communicate your big ideas(s) through what you say AND how you say it @kenton_lewis
    • Tricks of the trade becoming a confident conference presenter Kenton Lewis E kenton.lewis@heacademy.ac.uk @kenton_lewis
    • I worry about… Being heard Warm up your voice (mutter, hum, sing, speak, anything!) Keep your chin up Punch out the end of the sentence Speak to the person sat at the back Dealing with a dry mouth Have, and sip, water Gently bite the end of your tongue to produce saliva Engaging the audience Only talk when you have eye contact Move between eyes at the end of a phrase Minimising anxiety (by slowing down) Insert, and breathe at, commas and full stops Breathe, and speak, from the diaphragm, not the chest Use silence for audience attention, and to think and breathe Always speak in your own accent @kenton_lewis