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A presentation design and speak skill workshop presented to Agilent Interns.

A presentation design and speak skill workshop presented to Agilent Interns.

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  • Welcome How A id H to Avoid Death b PowerPoint D ath by P P int
  • Presenter Background • Facilitated and designed leadership programs starting @ 14 years-old • College Graduation Speaker • high school English teacher • NFL Speech Coach • Customer Training • Personal Life Coach • Improvisational Comedy Workshop • A il t supported E Agilent: t d Executive ti Erica Wang Development Programs & Strategic Global Learning & Leadership Development Meetings Santa Clara, CA beAgilent Orientation - Americas Agilent Restricted Page 2 April 9, 2007
  • Using WebEx: Opening Chat Panel 1. Make sure your WebEx Chat Panel is open. 2. If you don’t see the Chat Panel, go to the Panel’s drop down menu and pull down and select “Chat”. Chat
  • Using WebEx: How to Submit Chat 1. In the lower right-hand corner of your screen, type in your chat message. 1. Type your chat message here… 3. 2. All Participants 2. In the “Send to” drop down, select “All Participants”. 3. Click “Send”.
  • How to Mark in WebEx 1. Select the “Box” shape on your Marking Tool Bar by clicking on the arrow beside the box shape. h b id h b h 2. Use the pull-down menu to select the checkmark tool. 2. N 2 Now, click on the WebEx slide where you want to place your li k th W bE lid h tt l checkmark. beAgilent Orientation - Americas Agilent Restricted Page 5 April 9, 2007
  • Where do you want to focus on improving? Presenting Skills Writing Skills
  • What is Death by PowerPoint? Don McMillan Life After Death by PowerPoint http://myspacetv.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=4341801 •Please check the volume on your PC •Please raise your hand on WebEx after the video has completed
  • Group/Presentation Title Agilent Restricted Page 8 Month ##, 200X
  • Presentation Design Pitfalls PROBLEM SOLUTION Too many words on the slide Use the PPT note section Spell Check Review your work Ask colleague for feedback Avoid A id excessive b ll t points i bullet i t Keep your content short & simple K t tht il Bad color schemes Use the default Agilent Template Too many slides Keep your content short & simple Too much data Keep your content short & simple Too animated Create balance in action Not enough variation Balance your design
  • If you do nothing else, this one tip will make the difference between an adequate and exciting presentation.
  • INTENTION What is the reason behind your p y presentation? Presenting because Presenting what you you are required to are passionate about Group/Presentation Title Agilent Restricted Page 11 Month ##, 200X
  • Intern Project Presentation Expectations • Interns will make a presentation on his/her internship project or assignment. • Each presentation will be limited to 20 minutes, with a maximum of 10 presentation slides. • Presentation should cover topics listed in this template. Internship Business Business Internship Project Objectives jObjectives Project Value j Experience aValue • true business setting • Present the project description • Learn project management skills • Discuss the business issue • Share your knowledge with a team • Describe your approach/results • Receive mentoring from your coach • Share the results and Key Learnings
  • Intern Project Presentation Expectations Each presentation will be limited to 20 minutes, with a maximum of 10 presentation slides. 10 slides / 20 minutes = 2 minutes per slide Warning: TOO MUCH DATA Internship Business Internship Project j Project Value Objectives Experience aValue • true business setting • Present the project description • Learn project management skills • Discuss the business issue • Share your knowledge with a team • Describe your approach/results • Receive mentoring from your coach • Share the results and Key Learnings
  • Who is your Audience? Technical Non technical Non-technical Knows Your Project Doesn’t Know Your Project Group/Presentation Title Agilent Restricted Page 14 Month ##, 200X
  • PRESENTATION STRUCTURE How to Avoid Death by PowerPoint Page 15 2008
  • How Will I Structure My Presentation? Notice: This expectation slide is giving  you topics/areas to cover; it’s not an  outline for your presentation!
  • Stories Are Powerful Group/Presentation Title Agilent Restricted Page 17 Month ##, 200X
  • Which 30 min talk would you prefer to attend? Agilent Operating Model How Agilent Won a Key Review Customer Account by Unusual Business Tactics
  • Could You Use Story Structure? Story Structure I Copyright © 2000 Robert C. Huber How to Avoid Death by PowerPoint Page 19 2008
  • Could You Use the Hero’s Journey? Ordinary y World Return with Call To Elixir Adventure Refusal of the Resurrection Call Meeting with Road Back the Mentor Crossing the The Reward Threshold Tests, Allies, The Ordeal Enemies Approach to the Inmost Cave How to Avoid Death by PowerPoint Page 20 2008
  • Could You Use the Hero’s Journey? Ordinary World Return with Call To Elixir Adventure Refusal of the Resurrection Call Meeting with Road Back the Mentor Crossing the The Reward Th R d Threshold Tests, Allies, The Ordeal Enemies Approach to the Inmost Cave How to Avoid Death by PowerPoint Page 21 2008
  • Presentation Structure Resources Joel Ben Izzy, Beyond Bullet Points Storyteller/Corporate Consultant http://www.beyondbulletpoints.com/ http://www beyondbulletpoints com/ http://www.storypage.com/html/consult.html BBP Story Template Sto y e p ate Google on t G l terms such as: h http://www.beyondbulletpoints.com/public/ BBP%20Story%20Template%202007%2 PowerPoint, Storytelling, Death by PowerPoint, 04%20Columns.dotx 04%20Columns dotx presentation structure BBP Archived Webcasts http://www.sociablemedia.com/resources _webseminars.php4 Group/Presentation Title Agilent Restricted Page 22 Month ##, 200X
  • FINAL TIPS ON DESIGN
  • A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” Culture breakfast.
  • Keep Your Notes to Yourself Group/Presentation Title Agilent Restricted Page 25 Month ##, 200X
  • Q&A
  • PRESENTING YOU
  • Fear of Speaking quot;According to most According studies, people's number Dying Speaking one fear is public speaking. Number t i death. N b two is d th Death is number two. This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you're better off in you re the casket than doing the eulogy.quot; - Jerry Seinfeld Group/Presentation Title Agilent Restricted Page 28 Month ##, 200X
  • What are some of your fears? y What does your body do when you get “on stage?” Any best practices based on bad experiences? Group/Presentation Title Agilent Restricted Page 29 Month ##, 200X
  • Common Speaker Fears Attention Rejection •All eyes (ears) on you •Silent Audience •Fielding tough questions •No response to questions •Pressure to perform Pressure •Audience asleep Audience •Hecklers •Hecklers Group/Presentation Title Agilent Restricted Page 30 Month ##, 200X
  • Common Speaker Pitfalls • Apologizing • No or limited eye contact • Talking too fast • Talking too softly • Holding on to podium or laptop • Reacting to assumptions about audience • Acting defensively • Others? Group/Presentation Title Agilent Restricted Page 31 Month ##, 200X
  • Tips from Improvisational Comedy • Give your inner critic a vacation. • When (not if) you make a mistake, laugh and move on. • Humor h H happens when you aren't trying. h 't t i • When you fully commit to an improvisational scene, it s the energy that touches the audience. it's • A strong and energetic contribution will receive a strong energetic reaction.
  • Handling the Fear •Breathe •Turn your nervousness into excitement •Speaking slowly and enunciate •Love what you are talking about
  • Share your key insights We’ll use the WebEx participant list to call on people.