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Effective Presentations Skills

  1. 1. Effective Presentations Skills Presented by :-- Presented by :--Kapil Wadhwani Ankur Pandey Guided by :--- Dr. Priyanka Jain
  2. 2. Agenda Introduction Planning Your Presentation The Presentation Sequence Creating Effective Visual Aids Presentation Techniques Practice
  3. 3. “Great speakers aren’t born, they are trained.” Presenting is a Skill… Developed through experience and training.
  4. 4. Part 1:Introduction
  5. 5. DefinitionsPresentation “Something set forth to an audience for the attention of the mind “Effective “…producing a desired result”
  6. 6. Why Give A Presentation?Two Main Purposes1. Inform2. Persuade3. Educate
  7. 7. Part 2:Planning Your Presentation
  8. 8. Planning Your Presentation1. Determine Purpose2. Assess Your Audience  “Success depends on your ability to reach your audience.”  Size  Demographics  Knowledge Level  Motivation
  9. 9. Planning A Presentation3. Plan Space  Number of Seats  Seating Arrangement  Audio/Visual Equipment  Distracters4. What Day and Time?  Any Day!  Morning
  10. 10. More Planning5. Organization  Determine Main Points (2-5)  Evidence  Transitions  Prepare Outline
  11. 11. Organizing Your PresentationOrganizational Patterns Topical Chronological Problem/Solution Cause/Effect
  12. 12. Presentation Outline Keyword Reminders Conversational Flow Flexibility More Responsive to Audience
  13. 13. Part 3:The Presentation Sequence
  14. 14. #1: Opening Your Presentation Introduce Yourself – Why Should They Listen Get Attention, Build More Rapport, Introduce Topic  Humor  Short Story  Starling Statistic  Make Audience Think  Invite Participation Get Audience Response
  15. 15. #2: Presenting Main Points (Solution) Main Point-Transition-Main Point- Transition-MainPoint….. Supporting Evidence Examples Feedback & Questions From Audience Attention to, and Focus on, Audience (Listening)
  16. 16. #3: Concluding Your PresentationGoal Inform audience that you’re about to close Summarize main points Something to remember or call-to- action Answer questions “Tell ’em What You Told ‘em.”
  17. 17. Part 4: EffectivePresentation Techniques
  18. 18. Presentation Style3 Elements1. Vocal Techniques  Loudness  Pitch  Rate  Pause Deviations From the Norm for Emphasis
  19. 19. Presentation Style (contd. . .)2. Body Language  Eye Contact, Gestures, Posture3. Use of Space  Can Everyone See You?  Movement
  20. 20. Common Problems Verbal fillers  “Um”, “uh”, “like”  Any unrelated word or phrase Swaying, rocking, and pacing Hands in pockets Lip smacking Fidgeting Failure to be audience-centered
  21. 21. Fear Feared More Than Death! THE FACTS: Shaky hands, blushing cheeks, memory loss, nausea, and knocking knees NORMAL!
  22. 22. Causes of the Anxiety Fear of the Unknown OR Loss of Control Fight or Flight Mode No Backup Plan No Enthusiasm For Subject Focus of Attention
  23. 23. Effective Presentations Control Anxiety – Don’t Fight It Audience Centered Accomplishes Objective Fun For Audience Fun For You Conducted Within Time Frame
  24. 24. 5 Presentation Tips1. Smile2. Breathe3. Water4. Notes5. Finish On Or Under Time
  25. 25. Part 5:Creating Effective Visual Aids
  26. 26. Visual Aids Enhance Understanding Add Variety Support Claims Lasting Impact Used Poorly…A Distraction…Ineffective Presentation
  27. 27. Visual Aids - Examples PowerPoint Slides Overhead Trans Graphs/Charts Pictures Films/Video Flip Charts Sketches
  28. 28. Visual Aids Should… Supplement presentation Outline of main points Serve audience’s needs, not speaker’s Simple and clear
  29. 29. Visual Aids Improve comprehension Add variety Illustrate complex ideas