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Outline Style Chronological Shows events in order as they occurred Takes the audience on a journey through a flowing presentation States the problem, the why’s, your solution, and a summary States the cause and explains the effect(s) Narrative Problem/ Solution Cause/ Effect
Outline Style Topical Divides the general topic into several subtopics Uses some or all of the what, who, where, when, why, and how questions Journalistic Questions
Outline Format Introduction Body Conclusion Outline Format
The two main classifications of fonts are serif and sans serif fonts
Serif fonts have small flourishes extending from the main strokes of each letter (examples : Times New Roman , Book Antiqua , Bookman Olds Style , Garamond ). Sans serif don’t; they are straight and clean (examples : Arial, Verdana , Helvetica )
Sans serif fonts are best suited for electronic presentations
Try to sound natural, so your rhythm and tone is appropriate to the message you are delivering
Develop three important qualities:
Managing Your Voice Volume Avoid to speak in monotone. Put more feeling into your voice and make it livelier by changes in your intonation. Speak loudly enough to reach all the members audience without overpowering those closest to you. Intonation
Managing Your Voice For most of us, this is natural – except when we are nervous or excited. Practice, and you can figure out what sounds natural and appropriate for the points you are making. Pacing
Know-it-all – A participant who feels like more of an expert than you.
Don’t fight it. Involve know-it-alls in your presentation.
They may have some great information to contribute. Allowing them to participate and share their thoughts will not only show how confident you are, but also help them get more out of your presentation.
You find out that the time allotted has been reduced. At the very worse, you can make your points, support the with the essentials, ask and answer the most likely questions on your list.
The slide equipment fails . You know then saying, “The show must go on”. Apologize to the audience and then add something like “Now return with me to a distant past, before Powerpoint, when all we had for presentations was our notes and perhaps a blackboard or flipcharts.” Then, make the most of your primitive tools.
You tell a joke that falls flat. Ouch! Just shrug your shoulders and apologize: “I am sorry. I got that joke at a Henry Youngman clearance sale.” (You can choose your own comedian).
You get nervous and flustered and lose track of where you are . Figure out where you are from your slides and notes. If you can’t, just be honest : “My brain has derailed. Who can back me up so I can the on the track again?”
Jennifer Rotondo and Mike Rotondo, Presentation Skills for Managers , McGraw Hill. You can obtain this excellent book at this link: http://www.amazon.com/Presentation-Skills-Managers-Jennifer-Rotondo/dp/0071379304/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1219801273&sr=1-1
2. David A. Whetten and Kim S. Cameron, Developing Management Skills , Harpers Collins Publisher . You can obtain this book at this link: http://www.amazon.com/Developing-Management-Skills-David-Whetten/dp/0131747428/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1219801369&sr=1-1
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