PresentationQuick turn-around using “low-tech” visual aids
Beginning Steps• Get peoples attention• Welcome them• Introduce yourself• State the purpose of your presentation• State how you want to deal with questions 2
Organize Info• Visual aids enhance your information.• The best visual aid is the actual item• Visual information should be easy to understand• Use hand-outs sparingly – generally offer at end of presentation unless you need them to follow along. 3
Providing details• If a process involves something small or hard to see, provide an illustrative “map” to direct them to the item.• If possible, create an enlarged photo or diagram to eliminate confusion.• Create step-by-step instructions. Consider how you would explain it to someone who is unfamiliar with the process. (Don’t be condescending) 4
Considerations• Location – Is it busy, noisy, too small or cluttered making connecting with audience difficult?• Time limit – If this presentation is taking place during the workday, request a time limit clarification.• Audience knowledge base – Is this familiar or new information? How will you approach your presentation if it is a blended audience (both familiar and unfamiliar with concepts)? 5
Finally…• Review complicated information.• Highlight main points you want them to “take away” from the presentation• Welcome questions from the audience• Thank them for attending. 6
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