25 Things You Cannot Afford to Ignore When Presenting
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Don't need to read books or attend day-long programs, just start with these KEY ideas and start delivering BETTER presentations TODAY

Don't need to read books or attend day-long programs, just start with these KEY ideas and start delivering BETTER presentations TODAY

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  • 1. Presentation skills25 things you can’t afford to forget
    Tips and tools for creating and presenting wide format slides
  • 2. Objective
    Start with the End in Mind
    Define the outcome you want accomplished at the end of your presentation
  • 3. Audience
    Understand what your audience expects from you
    Aligning your message with what they expect would greatly help to achieve your objective
  • 4. Audience
    Relate to the Mix
    Understand your audience mix and keep the message relevant
  • 5. Audience
    The Audience Benefit
    Make sure to pronounce “what’s in it for them” right in the beginning of your presentation
  • 6. Environment
    Keep the ambience in mind
    Is it too hot? Too cold? Too dark? Too bright? Too crowded? Too large?
  • 7. Environment
    The Last Man Check
    If the farthest person can’t hear your speech, move up, get loud
  • 8. Structure
    Tell them what you are GOING TO tell them, TELL THEM, tell them what you TOLD THEM
  • 9. Structure
    Use the Now-Dream-How approach to deliver an inspiring and motivating message
  • 10. Structure
    Use the PREP format if you aim to deliver a persuasive presentation
  • 11. Structure
    Use the PREP format if you aim to deliver a persuasive presentation
  • 12. Structure
    Use the ‘W’ question format when you aim to deliver a purely ‘informative’ presentation
  • 13. The Intro
    Engage : Start with a question to the audience
  • 14. The Intro
    Captivate : Start with a ‘wow’ fact or powerful story
  • 15. The Intro
    Lighten up : Start with a joke
  • 16. The Message
    Use the AIDA process to drive action toward an idea or product
  • 17. Body Language
    Eye contact : Keep a balance between scanning the room and making personal eye contact
  • 18. Body Language
    Keep a Smart Posture : Stand tall – shoulders wide – feet planted – knees locked
  • 19. Body Language
    Hands Gestures : Allow your hands to move naturally – avoid pockets – avoid folding – avoid hiding them behind
  • 20. Body Language
    Facial Expressions : Flat face is boring, too much drama is distracting – keep a slightly smiling face with curious eyes
  • 21. Delivery
    Pace : 120-160 words per min is average – slow down to generate curiosity, speed up to create excitement
  • 22. Delivery
    Pitch : Use low pitch (heavier voice) to convey seriousness and authority and somber attitude – Use high pitch (softer voice) to show heightened emotions like anger, shock, excitement
  • 23. Delivery
    Emphasis : Stress upon the words that are critical – number, date, name, deadline, target etc.
  • 24. Questions
    Force your audience to ask a question : Assign a few members with the task of asking one question each at the end of your presentation
  • 25. Questions
    Don’t know the answer : It is best to acknowledge and pledge to revert if necessary
  • 26. Practice
    Make sure your ‘actual’ presentation is NEVER the first time you are delivering that presentation
  • 27. Widescreen Test Pattern (16:9)
    Aspect Ratio Test
    (Should appear circular)
    4x3
    16x9