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5 secrets of great presentations

  1. 1. secretsof greatpresentations
  2. 2. 98 out of 100 presentations…
  3. 3. ...are better off without an audience
  4. 4. The other 2% however...
  5. 5. ...inspire, persuade and move people
  6. 6. The next time you speak, be part of that 2%!
  7. 7. How do you get there?
  8. 8. Good presentations follow simple rules
  9. 9. Know your ObjectiveConnect with your OpeningHave a memorable EndUse stunning VisualsRehearse ‘til you drop
  10. 10. #Know yourObjective
  11. 11. You have to know exactly…
  12. 12. …what you want to achieve*! * with your presentation
  13. 13. Your objective should be…
  14. 14. ...Clear…
  15. 15. ...Specific…
  16. 16. ...Persuasive…
  17. 17. ...and Single!
  18. 18. Commit all your resources to thisclear, specific, persuasive and single objective...
  19. 19. ...and remove all other things.
  20. 20. #Connect with yourOpening
  21. 21. In less than 1 minute from the start…
  22. 22. ...you have to prove to your audience...
  23. 23. ...that you are worth listening to!
  24. 24. Your opening has to...
  25. 25. ...reveal your personal values...
  26. 26. ...present your view on the subject...
  27. 27. ...and be tailored to your audience!
  28. 28. When your opening...reveals your personal values, ...presents your view, ...and is tailored to your audience
  29. 29. ...you will connect!
  30. 30. #Have a memorableEnd
  31. 31. People tend to retain the best...
  32. 32. …the things they hear last!
  33. 33. You can make a memorable ending with...
  34. 34. ...a call to action or...
  35. 35. ...a summary of the 3 most important issues or...
  36. 36. “ Routes rate me, Not the other way around. ” - Andy Cairns...an inspiring quote.
  37. 37. Whatever ending you choose...
  38. 38. ...make it simple, active and clear!
  39. 39. #Use stunningVisuals
  40. 40. Your slides are not meant to help you through your presentation...
  41. 41. ...but to help your audience through your presentation!
  42. 42. Do not put your story on your slide...
  43. 43. ...but only your core message.
  44. 44. Use images to emphasize your points
  45. 45. Put less detail in your graph...
  46. 46. ...but highlight what it is about.
  47. 47. Remember:
  48. 48. ...your slides are only the scenery of your performance!
  49. 49. #Rehearse‘til you drop
  50. 50. Good actors rehearse for ages...
  51. 51. ...to be able to perform naturally.
  52. 52. ...and so should YOU!
  53. 53. REHEARSE...
  54. 54. In front of your colleagues...
  55. 55. ...your mirror...
  56. 56. ...or your camera.
  57. 57. REHEARSE...
  58. 58. ...’til you drop. ;)
  59. 59. When you prepare for your next presentation...
  60. 60. ...remember these 5 rules.
  61. 61. You might ask yourself:
  62. 62. Why go through all this trouble?
  63. 63. Because 98 out of 100 presentations...
  64. 64. ...are not worth listening to.
  65. 65. But if you make the difference...
  66. 66. ...you will inspire, persuade and move people!
  67. 67. Arthur Sevensternarthur@excellentpresenteren.nl www.excellentpresenteren.nl
  68. 68. Photo-credits:1: Bettman/Corbis: March on Washington, August 28, 1963 (www.history.com)5/66: author’s collections7/62: flickr/bradleyolin/Route Map 213: author’s collections14: flickr/Paul Sapiano/Ice Mountain15: flickr/Andrew Magill/Thread16: flickr/Jason Hargrove/Intimidation17: flickr/Ilya Schurov/Alone in the White19: flickr/wlodi/Sand Carving, Sedina Statue Base21: flickr/William Warby/Stopwatch24: author’s collection25: flickr/Dan4th Nicholas/Justice sends mixed messages26: author’s collection27: author’s collection29: author’s collection33: author’s collection34/37: flickr/Robert Thivierge/Megaphone against the SPP35/37: filckr/David Baron/Alps36/37: author’s collection44: flickr/viajar24h.com/Kids48: author’s collection54: flickr/Scott Rumery/Sunday, our final day at Startup Weekend… Boom!55: flickr/Julie Vasquez/Jonathan Practicing His Lines In The Mirror56: flickr/Andy Melton/Front view58: flickr/andreas_fischler/Abseilen beim Abstieg von der Jungfrau60: www.istockphoto.com66: author’s collection67: www.istockphoto.com & author’s collection

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