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  • How to Give a Fun andMemorable PresentationWhat can you do to WOW the crowd?Engaging your audience is sometimes difficult, sothis session will provide you tips to make yourpresentation stand out. Moderator: Stacy Ramsey, Senior Associate Director of Admissions, Illinois State University Presenters: Julie Nelson, Regional Recruitment Director, Xavier University Tom Richmond, Director of Enrollment Management for Admission Marketing, Bradley University Audience: Secondary, Post-Secondary; Newcomers and Veterans
  • Introductions and WelcomesMobius strip “Speaking about Speaking”What should an introduction include? JN
  • Audience AnalysisThink about your presentation from the audienceperspective. If you were going to go to this presentation,what would you want it to tell you?The average newspaper is written for a 7th grade readinglevel… What is your audience? 7th graders? Professionals?Mixed? TR View slide
  • Audience AnalysisFor example, we researched the other session choices that you hadback in March. We guessed who might come. We guessed your likelyinterest. We guessed that more than half of you would be high schoolcounselors. Know what you are speaking against – Another IACACsession, a local football game?Don’t be afraid to ask for a brief show of hands, or if your crowd issmall enough, to engage them in a brief pre-show conversation or askthe same question of all of them. JN View slide
  • What is a Presentation?A transfer of ideas, information or emotionsto another person or group of people. TR
  • Have a PointIf you can’t tell someone what they willlearn in one sentence, your presentation isnot yet focused enough. JN
  • Establishing Your CredibilityBe the Expert TR
  • Tell StoriesThe Tale of the Hoff Family Dining Center JN
  • A Formula for SpeakingSpeech 101 for Engineers– formula vs. be self TR
  • Best Practices for Technologies PowerPoint is a signpost. Don’t read the slides Have someone, not you, proof your show. Are you giving a document or a presentation? If it’s a document, just give it to everyone and let them read it at their leisure. Don’t count on an internet connection. Just because PowerPoint CAN do it doesn’t mean you should. B o t h
  • How to Give a Fun andMemorable Presentation Moderator: Stacy Ramsey, Senior Associate Director of Admissions, Illinois State University Presenters: Julie Nelson, Regional Recruitment Director, Xavier University Tom Richmond, Director of Enrollment Management for Admission Marketing, Bradley University Audience: Secondary, Post-Secondary; Newcomers and Veterans
  • Audience Bill of Rights The right to hear a presentation about what the program says it will be about. The right to receive a presentation that starts and ends on time. The right not to be bored. If I gave you my time, I’m interested in the topic. It isn’t boring to me. So, don’t say it is, and don’t accept that “some things are just boring.” The right to have fun. B o t h
  • Handouts – To Have or Not to Have Paper vs. Electronic (Green) How many copies will you need? Does the audience really need a copy of your handout? Every page? Are you distributing copyrighted material? Website Download? Email? Don’t hand out the written stuff at the beginning! TR
  • Miscellaneous Tips Google/network to see if anyone has alreadydone your presentation.  Nail the first minute to kill “stage fright.”  Be an “entertrainer.”  Don’t underestimate the power of the pause. B o t h
  • Handling and Encouraging Q&A Leave enough time Anticipate the most likely questions Treat all questions with respect JN
  • How to Give a Fun andMemorable PresentationWhat can you do to WOW the crowd?Engaging your audience is sometimes difficult, sothis session will provide you tips to make yourpresentation stand out. Moderator: Stacy Ramsey, Senior Associate Director of Admissions, Illinois State University Presenters: Julie Nelson, Regional Recruitment Director, Xavier University Tom Richmond, Director of Enrollment Management for Admission Marketing, Bradley University Audience: Secondary, Post-Secondary; Newcomers and Veterans