10 presenting ideas
(C) Pure Prose
http://pureprose.wordpress.com
1. Design your slides
…don’t just cobble them together.
• Use a simple font & no elaborate colours
• Have a max. of 10 lin...
2. Tell a story & use signposts
Stories have beginnings, middles and ends…
• Formally introduce & conclude your
presentati...
3. Practise your presentation
Then, you…
…won’t have to look at the slides
…won’t be surprised by anything on the slide
…w...
4. Know your key points
The sole purpose of your presentation is to get
your key points across to your audience
(C) Pure P...
5. Stay on time
Practise your presentation & know how long to
spend on each section
(C) Pure Prose http://pureprose.wordpr...
6. Be careful with pointers
The audience will be able to read your slides –
only point out stuff in diagrams or flow chart...
7. Enjoy questions
• Repeat all questions to make sure all
understand
• Answer in as few sentences as possible – you
can e...
8. Dress a little better than
your audience
Let there be no doubt that you’re the presenter
(C) Pure Prose http://purepros...
9. Speak clearly & slowly
• Some of your audience may not have English
as a first language
• Speak to your audience – not ...
10. Be enthusiastic
…fake it if you have to.
This trait will carry the presentation…
(C) Pure Prose http://pureprose.wordp...
Even if you remember only one of these ideas
your presentations will be the better for it.
(C) Pure Prose
http://pureprose...
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  1. 1. 10 presenting ideas (C) Pure Prose http://pureprose.wordpress.com
  2. 2. 1. Design your slides …don’t just cobble them together. • Use a simple font & no elaborate colours • Have a max. of 10 lines per slide • Use the slides as just an outline to your presentation (C) Pure Prose http://pureprose.wordpress.com
  3. 3. 2. Tell a story & use signposts Stories have beginnings, middles and ends… • Formally introduce & conclude your presentation • Tell the audience what you’re going to talk about; talk about it; tell the audience what you just talked about • Include signpost slides (C) Pure Prose http://pureprose.wordpress.com
  4. 4. 3. Practise your presentation Then, you… …won’t have to look at the slides …won’t be surprised by anything on the slide …will present a professional air …will appear prepared to the audience (C) Pure Prose http://pureprose.wordpress.com
  5. 5. 4. Know your key points The sole purpose of your presentation is to get your key points across to your audience (C) Pure Prose http://pureprose.wordpress.com
  6. 6. 5. Stay on time Practise your presentation & know how long to spend on each section (C) Pure Prose http://pureprose.wordpress.com
  7. 7. 6. Be careful with pointers The audience will be able to read your slides – only point out stuff in diagrams or flow charts (C) Pure Prose http://pureprose.wordpress.com
  8. 8. 7. Enjoy questions • Repeat all questions to make sure all understand • Answer in as few sentences as possible – you can expand fully later (C) Pure Prose http://pureprose.wordpress.com
  9. 9. 8. Dress a little better than your audience Let there be no doubt that you’re the presenter (C) Pure Prose http://pureprose.wordpress.com
  10. 10. 9. Speak clearly & slowly • Some of your audience may not have English as a first language • Speak to your audience – not the screen (C) Pure Prose http://pureprose.wordpress.com
  11. 11. 10. Be enthusiastic …fake it if you have to. This trait will carry the presentation… (C) Pure Prose http://pureprose.wordpress.com
  12. 12. Even if you remember only one of these ideas your presentations will be the better for it. (C) Pure Prose http://pureprose.wordpress.com
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