Excellent Presentation Skills<br />How to Become a Master Presenter<br />
Public speaking is one of the most feared things<br />          “I could make such a fool of myself”<br />
Ground Rules<br />Show the Agenda<br />Start and Stop on time<br />Set and adhere to Breaks<br />Take care of yourself<br ...
Your Audience: Learning Styles<br />Audio learner<br />Verbally present the presentation<br />Summarize the highlights of ...
Presentation or Death<br />“I read a thing that speaking in front of a crowd is actually considered the number one fear of...
Stage Fright<br />Everyone has it to some degree<br />Can be used constructively<br />Key issue is not elimination of fear...
The Most Important Thing<br />Clear Titles?<br />			Good Text?<br />          NO<br />The three Ps<br />Practice, Practice...
Practice<br />Out loud<br />In front of a mirror, husband, dog<br />Repeatedly <br />
Presentation Skills - Delivery<br />Be active - move<br />Be purposeful - controlled gestures<br />Variations – vocal (pit...
You & Your Body<br />Eyes<br />Voice<br />Expression<br />Appearance<br />Stance<br />
Distractions: What Not To Do<br />The swayer<br />The hand washer<br />The change jingler<br />The walker<br />The hair gr...
“                           “<br />Jokes?<br />The Narrative<br />Remember to breathe<br />Deliberate use of silence<br />
Your Audience’s Body Language<br />Check Body Language<br />When audience is engaged, they sit up<br />They sit forward an...
Sleeping?<br />Someone sleeping – check your body language<br /><ul><li>Can you give the audience a break?
Ask a question – give them a treat - candy
Laugh – people are interested
Make a point – raise your voice
Don’t Get Upset – maybe they have a small baby at home
Ignore them?
Just move on?</li></li></ul><li>Handling Questions<br />Do not get confused<br />You are not supposed to know everything<b...
Questions<br />Anticipate likely questions and<br />prepare extra slides with the answers<br />Maybe even plant a stooge<b...
Questions<br />Paraphrase questions<br />	1. so that other people hear the question<br />
Questions<br />Paraphrase questions<br />1. so that other people hear the question<br />2. to check you understand the que...
Questions<br />Paraphrase questions<br />1. so that other people hear the question<br />	2. to check you understand the qu...
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Improving Your Presentation Skills

  1. 1. Excellent Presentation Skills<br />How to Become a Master Presenter<br />
  2. 2. Public speaking is one of the most feared things<br /> “I could make such a fool of myself”<br />
  3. 3. Ground Rules<br />Show the Agenda<br />Start and Stop on time<br />Set and adhere to Breaks<br />Take care of yourself<br />Respect each other<br />Safe environment<br />No side bar conversations<br />Turn cellular telephones to vibrate<br />Questions – Write them down (Ask it Basket, etc.)<br />
  4. 4. Your Audience: Learning Styles<br />Audio learner<br />Verbally present the presentation<br />Summarize the highlights of the presentation<br />Visual learner<br />Overhead<br />PowerPoint<br />Flip charts<br />Copies of PowerPoint or summary sheets<br />Tactile learner<br />Provide exercises that reinforce the presentation<br />Role modeling/playing the points being presented<br />
  5. 5. Presentation or Death<br />“I read a thing that speaking in front of a crowd is actually considered the number one fear of the average person. Number two was death. Number two. <br />That means if you’re the average person, if you have to be at a funeral, you would rather be in the casket than doing the eulogy.”<br />Jerry Seinfeld, “I’m Telling You for the Last Time”<br />
  6. 6. Stage Fright<br />Everyone has it to some degree<br />Can be used constructively<br />Key issue is not elimination of fear<br />Instead channel the energy it generates for an effective presentation<br />
  7. 7. The Most Important Thing<br />Clear Titles?<br /> Good Text?<br /> NO<br />The three Ps<br />Practice, Practice, Practice<br />
  8. 8. Practice<br />Out loud<br />In front of a mirror, husband, dog<br />Repeatedly <br />
  9. 9. Presentation Skills - Delivery<br />Be active - move<br />Be purposeful - controlled gestures<br />Variations – vocal (pitch, volume, rate)<br />Be natural<br />Be direct – don’t just talk in front of the audience talk to them<br />
  10. 10. You & Your Body<br />Eyes<br />Voice<br />Expression<br />Appearance<br />Stance<br />
  11. 11. Distractions: What Not To Do<br />The swayer<br />The hand washer<br />The change jingler<br />The walker<br />The hair groomer<br />The defensive one<br />The fiddler<br />
  12. 12. “ “<br />Jokes?<br />The Narrative<br />Remember to breathe<br />Deliberate use of silence<br />
  13. 13. Your Audience’s Body Language<br />Check Body Language<br />When audience is engaged, they sit up<br />They sit forward and face you<br />Make eye contact<br />
  14. 14. Sleeping?<br />Someone sleeping – check your body language<br /><ul><li>Can you give the audience a break?
  15. 15. Ask a question – give them a treat - candy
  16. 16. Laugh – people are interested
  17. 17. Make a point – raise your voice
  18. 18. Don’t Get Upset – maybe they have a small baby at home
  19. 19. Ignore them?
  20. 20. Just move on?</li></li></ul><li>Handling Questions<br />Do not get confused<br />You are not supposed to know everything<br />Anticipate and keep answers ready<br />Sometime questions themselves give you a lead to highlight your point of view<br />
  21. 21. Questions<br />Anticipate likely questions and<br />prepare extra slides with the answers<br />Maybe even plant a stooge<br />
  22. 22. Questions<br />Paraphrase questions<br /> 1. so that other people hear the question<br />
  23. 23. Questions<br />Paraphrase questions<br />1. so that other people hear the question<br />2. to check you understand the questions<br />
  24. 24. Questions<br />Paraphrase questions<br />1. so that other people hear the question<br /> 2. to check you understand the questions<br />3. to stall while you think about an answer<br />
  25. 25. Answers You Don’t Have<br />If you are asked a question and don’t know the answer, say so.<br />Provide your contact information for follow up<br />Write down their question<br />Make sure you follow up<br />
  26. 26. Text & Reading<br />Don’t Read What They Can Read<br />Paraphrase and State Why It’s Important<br />
  27. 27. People’s Memories<br />People remember only 10% of what they read versus 20% of what they hear. <br />Individuals understand 40 percent more of a presentation when they hear and see.<br />Visual aids enhance a presentation by giving the audience something to view and relate to your speech.<br />
  28. 28. Visual Aids<br />While using a projector, face the audience while talking (never turn your back)<br />Watch the colors used in the slides (not too many)<br />Ensure clear visibility<br />Maximum 10 lines, 10 words per line<br />
  29. 29. The Room<br />Murphy’s Law<br />Arrive Early<br />Check out/set up the equipment<br />Use Visual aids if the audience can see them<br />Make sure you know how your equipment works<br />Know Where the restrooms are; tell the audience<br />

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