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Different Types of Presentations ·Impromptu ·Memorized ·Extemporaneous ·Manuscript
Once you know WHY, you can begin to look at WHAT What would be an appropriate topic??? Choose something you: ·KNOW about ·are INTERESTED in ·think might APPEAL to your audience
Once you have your topic, RESEARCH! Use: ·Books ·Magazines ·Encyclopedias ·Dictionaries ·Atlases ·The Internet ·Online databases ·The Newspaper ·Videos
Then it's time to put the presentation together! The HOOK The beginning of a speech is like a stage entrance. The purpose is to gain the audiences attention, and to establish rapport and credibility with the audience.
The HOOK ·Ask a PROVOCATIVE question ·Make a STARTLING statement ·Use a PROP ·Use a PHOTOGRAPH ·Use a VIDEO CLIP ·Play a SONG clip ·Tell a RELEVANT joke ·Involve the audience in a GAME
The OVERVIEW Just like in an essay... ·Introduce your topic (what is it?) ·Reveal your point of view (why do you care?) ·Relate it to your audience (why should they care?)
The Elaboration This is where you give more information about your topic. However, you still need to connect with your audience and have a plan!
What order are you going to use? ·Chronological ·Topical ·1, 2, 3 ·Problem Solving ·Question and Answer
What visual aids are you going to use?
Power Point Presentations ·Expand on your points while speaking TO the audience. ·DO NOT read from the screen, OR from a print out ·Use graphics ·Do NOT fill the page with text ·Make them legible!
Poster Boards ·Do NOT fill the page with text ·Think BIG!!! ·Use graphics ·Make them legible! ·Make it NEAT
Music Video Clips Dramatic Scenes Costumes
The Ending Ending a presentation effectively is as important as starting it with a strong impression. The ending should resonate, inspire, and connect! If you feel your words can't deliver the appropriate punch, consider using other people's words. Do not just say "I'm done!"
But composing the presentation is only part of it... We also have to deal with...
Tip #1 for Dealing with Stage Fright KNOWLEDGE Research what you are discussing. If you know that you know then you are not afraid to tell people.
Tip #2 for Dealing with Stage Fright FAMILIARITY Choose a familiar topic. That way, if you slip up, you are able to improvise based on prior knowledge.
Tip #3 for Dealing with Stage Fright THE BACKUP PLAN "This PowerPoint slide has a dynamic graph comparing reading scores throughout the district, which you would have seen if I remembered to bring a spare projection bulb." Plan for the worst but hope for the best. That way you don't have to stress if something goes wrong!
Tip #4 for Dealing with Stage Fright ENTHUSIASM ·Enthusiasm is contagious ·Animation is key ·If you are enjoying yourself, so will they!
Tip #5 for Dealing with Stage Fright BE THE EXPERT Remember that it is YOUR topic, YOUR opinion, and YOUR research. So unless you come out and tell your audience that you do not know, they will assume you are the EXPERT
Tip #6 for Dealing with Stage Fright PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE Experience reduces fear, so sometimes you just have to GO FOR IT!
Why is this important? A study was done of the top 10 reasons why an employer hires an employee. Here are the results of a study …
10. You have the education 9. You have a solid resume 8. You have prior work experience 7. Poise 6. Appearance 5. You possess the technical skills 4. You have solid writing skills 3. You are enthusiastic 2. You have good listening skills
And reason #1 for why employers hire someone… GOOD ORAL COMMUNICATION! There are 650,000 words in the English language. 77% of middle management and 93% of CEO’s have a problem with Oral communication. Are you ready to be their voice?