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Avoid a Snooze Fest Caused by Your Presentation

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They snooze; you lose. How to get your audience members to stay with you all the way to the end of your presentation.

They snooze; you lose. How to get your audience members to stay with you all the way to the end of your presentation.

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    Avoid a Snooze Fest Caused by Your Presentation Avoid a Snooze Fest Caused by Your Presentation Presentation Transcript

    • So What?How to Avoid a Snooze Fest Caused by Your Presentation
      Tips for Setting Up a Good Delivery
    • Has This Ever Happened to You?
    • Top 7 ReasonsYour Presentation Is Boring
      No connection with the audience
      It’s just data, no story
      It’s just opinion, no facts
      No focus
      Your slides are too busy
      You’re reading from your slides
      You’re not interested in your presentation
    • How Do You Fix It?
      Preparation…yes, damn it. You have to.
      Show some enthusiasm
    • Why Do You Need Preparation?
      I run on the road, long before I dance under the lights.
      - Muhammad Ali
    • How Do You Get Prepared?
      Who is your audience?
      subject experts
      20-year veterans
      hungover conference goers
      recent grads
    • How Do You Get Prepared?
      What do they care about?
      Why should I
      listen to you?
      Huh?
      subject experts
      20-year veterans
      hungover conference goers
      What haven’t I heard before?
      I’m going to be texting, blogging, and updating my status while you talk…
      recent grads
    • How Do You Get Prepared?
      I like to see the theories as well as practical application.
      You’re going to end early? Awesome!
      How can you connect?
      subject experts
      20-year veterans
      hungover conference goers
      Thanks for remembering the hard work we’ve put in.
      Tell me about how to get a good job!
      recent grads
    • How Do You Get Prepared?
      What is the structure for your story? What is the transformation point?
      End
      Always start with what
      the audience cares about most.
      It may not be you!
      Transformation Point
      sum of parts, or proven successes, etc. that best delivers the punchline
      Middle
      Building Credibility
      Beginning
      Catching Interest
    • How Do You Get Prepared?
      What are the facts that back up your story? Data are the supporting points of the story, not the story.
      End
      Example of bad situation made good with supporting facts/data
      It’s not just good; it’s vital!
      Middle
      Data trends, Multiple examples
      Beginning
      Example, Shocking data, Interesting facts
    • How Do You Get Prepared?
      What is the call to action? Make it clear what you want the audience to do at the end of your presentation.
      End
      Show me the money!
      Middle
      Beginning
    • No Enthusiasm = Snooze Fest
      Bueller… Bueller…
    • Show Some Enthusiasm!
      If you’re not interested in your presentation, WHY would your audience be?
    • See.You actually made it to the end.
      Use responsibly. Well prepared presentations may elicit interested questions and incite audience members to action.