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The art of presentation The art of presentation Presentation Transcript

  • The Art of PresentationAnd how to properly present yourself, yourinformation, and your ideas. EIS 2350
  • All Stories have Structure Open on a High NoteTell a funny story. Make em laugh... Make em cry.It’s essential to captivate attention, especially if the subject matter (or prior presentations) is boring.
  • Think of it as a compelling STORY
  • Think of it as a compelling STORY
  • ... however All Stories have Structure Cohesive Compelling “setup” Information “We began here” Our Challenge was “X” Statistics... Now make the stats palatable. “Humanize” numbers where possible.
  • Statistics - how to manage the boring stuff... This is the “meat” of your presentationDon’t leave your Statistics “Naked” How do they relate to your project “Everything is Relative”Make the Visual Charts / Graphs INFOGRAPHICS!!!!
  • Have SEVERAL Main PointsSupport them with SlidesGive them Visuals (or perhaps VIDEO)Reinforce these main points with a compellingargument or data to support your subject matter. Don’t get lost in the details. Customize your message to your audience
  • Explain Your Main Points Use the ‘Rule of Three’Information is most easily remembered THREE items ata time. Give Three illustrations of your points (perhaps visual [an infographic], audible, and a video)
  • The FinaleRound out the presentationRemember the “recency effect” - people are more likelyto remember the end of your presentation than thebeginningMake the ending count What were the top level points? “Where do we go from here” (calls to action) Future Opportunity
  • What NOT to Do...Don’t Memorize Try to deliver your presentation like you’d tell a compelling story.Focus on the whole audienceDon’t turn your back
  • What Does a BAD Preso Look Like?
  • Connect with PeersPromote Your AccomplishmentsMarket Yourself and Your Career
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