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Learning 101: Presentation Skills



You will probably have to do a presentation during your time in college. Here are some tips on making it awesome

You will probably have to do a presentation during your time in college. Here are some tips on making it awesome



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  • Background information – get the audience on the same pageMotivation – why does the audience care?Information – provide them with the informationConclusion – wrap it up for themHave a take away – what is the one thing you want them to remember

Learning 101: Presentation Skills Learning 101: Presentation Skills Presentation Transcript

  • Today • • • • • Creating Structuring Engaging Visualizing Listening
  • Fear of Public Speaking • • • • • • More preparation Don’t read word for word Learn your “script” Stop tying presentation to your worth Are you nervous about your nerves? Use this presentation as practice for the next
  • Bad Presentations • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ke5_STagYbk • What were some his downfalls? • What did he do well? View slide
  • Developing Content: 5 Ws • • • • • • Who is the audience What is the topic/question? Where will you present? When will you present – how long? Why are you doing this presentation? How will you present this topic? View slide
  • Developing Content • • • • • Background information Motivation Information Conclusion What is the take away?
  • Outline/Structure • Beginning – Tell them what your going to tell them • Middle – Tell them • End – Tell them what you told them
  • Be Engaging and Professional • Use humor – to engage the audience, but keep it rated G • Use pictures – strategically, do they help the audience understand your presentation • Keep the audience interested • Use appropriate humor and pictures.
  • Engaging the Audience • • • • Make eye contact Vary your tone of voice If possible, allow for audience participation Slow down, don’t rush
  • Visual Aids • • • • • • Don’t start with your visual aid Use them with purpose Limit the words Don’t read off the slides Use appropriate pictures Be cautious with new technology
  • Visual Aids • 6 words, 6 lines • Challenge: try to not use bullet points
  • Group Presentations • • • • • • Everyone needs to participate Don’t cut off your teammates Don’t correct your teammates Choose one person to click through slides Don’t walk around a lot Make sure everyone is equally prepared
  • Being the Audience • • • • • Remember what it feels like to present Actively listen Ask a question Be supportive Put your phone away
  • Conclusion • • • • • Content: 5 Ws Use visual aids meaningfully Practice makes perfect Keep it professional Be a good audience