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  • 1. 10 presenting ideas (C) Pure Prose
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 6. 5. Stay on time Practise your presentation & know how long to spend on each section (C) Pure Prose
  • 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
  • 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
  • 9. 8. Dress a little better than your audience Let there be no doubt that you’re the presenter (C) Pure Prose
  • 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
  • 11. 10. Be enthusiastic …fake it if you have to. This trait will carry the presentation… (C) Pure Prose
  • 12. Even if you remember only one of these ideas your presentations will be the better for it. (C) Pure Prose