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Basic guide on how to prepare and give great presentations

Basic guide on how to prepare and give great presentations

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  • 1. YOUR LOGO Great Presentations How to write and give great presentations Graham Jones
  • 2. What makes a good presenter? Over to YOU......!
  • 3. What Makes A Good Presenter? Good  Focus on the audience needs  Make lots of eye contact  Do not have a script  Informal  Move around  Ask questions  Involve the audience  Stick to time Bad  Focus on the content  Turn back on audience  Use notes and scripts  Formal  Static  Do not engage with audience  Read slides out  Run over time Some common themes
  • 4. Who do you believe?
  • 5. Who do you believe? Who might comment on the scene? Most believable person / profession? Next most believable person / profession? And so on... 1 2 3 4 5 6
  • 6. Who do you believe? Actual results Medical Professionals Independent Experts Eyewitnesses 1 2 3 4 5 6 Pressure Groups / Safety Charities Government / Authorities The Company
  • 7. Who do you believe? Who knows most? 1 2 3 4 5 6
  • 8. Who knows the most? Actual results The Company Government / Authorities Pressure Groups / Safety Charities 1 2 3 4 5 6 Eyewitnesses Independent Experts Medical Professionals
  • 9. Who do you believe? Belief 1. Medical Professions 2. Independent Experts 3. Eye Witnesses 4. Pressure Groups 5. Government / Authorities 6. The Company Knowledge 1. The Company 2. Government / Authorities 3. Pressure Groups 4. Eye Witnesses 5. Independent Experts 6. Medical Professions Compare the results
  • 10. We believe everything that doctors say whilst accepting they know nothing
  • 11. Believability in presenting  The best presenters show us they care for us in the audience What the research tells us Care Passion  The best presenters are passionate about their subject and deliver it enthusiastically  The best presentations are focused and do not try to give too much content Focus
  • 12. The Four Ps of presentations PLAN  Research your audience  Find out about the venue  Understand the themes PREPARE  Think about your message  Use mind maps or visual notes  Construct useful slides PRACTICE  Go through the slides  Practice out loud  Know your beginning and end PRESENT  Ask questions  Involve  Keep to time Fundamentals for every good presentation
  • 13. Preparing your slides Emphasise Explain Entertain You only need slides for three reasons
  • 14. Consider web sites Which websites are truly successful?
  • 15. Successful websites What do they do? Focus on the audience Involve / interact Single minded 1 2 3 4 5 6 Up to date Respond to questions Know their stuff
  • 16. Photo courtesy: Jack and Beverly Wilgus
  • 17. FOCUS ON YOUR AUDIENCE
  • 18. Some useful tools Preparing • iMind Map – thinkbuzan.com • Presentation Load – presentationload.com • iStock Photo – istock.com • SlideShare – slideshare.net Presenting • SlideRocket – sliderocket.com • Skype – skype.com • AnyMeeting – anymeeting.com Use these to boost your presentations
  • 19. Focus on YOUR audience Content is secondary
  • 20. www.presentationtips.co.uk