Think of the last time you sat in a presentation. Did you find yourself nodding off or were you engaged? Days later, could you recall the primary elements or just a blur of bullet points? As Information Professionals there are many opportunities to meet learning needs, but often we lack the communication skills necessary to deliver them. This session will offer techniques for structuring your talks for the key message, the venue, and most importantly, the audience. Whether you are teaching new students how to use electronic resources or pitching an idea to your supervisor, your attendance ensures a more confident, relaxed approach to delivering presentations and public speaking.
After this session attendees should be able to:
1. Apply the broad, systemic ADDIE method of Instructional Design (Analyze, Design, Develop, Implement, and Evaluate) to any informational or motivational talk
2. Implement the latest trends in presentation methods after analyzing techniques from modern communications thought-leaders
3. Connect with audience members so that they retain not only the primary message, but see results from your objectives