10 steps to a great presentation

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10 steps to a great presentation

  1. 1. 10 STEPS TOCRAFTING A GREATPRESENTATIONBy Dr. Curtis R. Rogers, CommunicationsDirector
  2. 2. 1. Prep time – outline yourthoughts
  3. 3. 2. Keep the end goal in mind What is the real purpose of your talk? Why is it that you were ask to speak? What does the audience expect?
  4. 4. 3. Learn about your audience Who is the audience? What is the purpose of the event? Why were you asked to speak? Where is it? When is it?
  5. 5. 4. Tell a story Good presentations include stories. The best presenters illustrate their points with the use of stories, most often personal ones.
  6. 6. 5. It’s all about content No matter how great your delivery, or how professional and beautiful your supporting visuals, if your presentation is not based on solid content, you
  7. 7. 6. Plan for engaging theaudience  Depending on the topic, plan an exercise or ask directed questions to get audience interaction.  Remember to make eye contact  Don’t turn your back to the audience  Ask for questions and
  8. 8. 7. Less is MORE EXERCISE: If your audience could remember only three things about your presentation, what would you want it to be? (1)__________ (2)__________ (3)__________
  9. 9. 8. Find solid resources  Do your research  Ask a librarian  Use authoritative resources
  10. 10. 9. Provide handouts/take aways Make enough copies Give business cards Use PR items
  11. 11. 10. Visualize When your presentation is ready, use visualization techniques to help you be comfortable and ready to present. Concentrate on the room size, presentation equipment, where you’ll be standing, how many faces you’ll see in the audience, how tables are set up – everything!
  12. 12. Thank you! Dr. Curtis R. Rogers Communications Director 803-734-8928 crogers@statelibrary.sc.gov

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