“Great speakers aren’t born, they are trained.” “Presenting is a Skill… Developed through experience and training.”
Definition Presentation “Something set forth to an audience for the attention of the mind “ Effective “…producing a desired result”
Statement of Purpose Specific purpose of a presentation is to get the result that you would like to achieve.
Effective Presentation Control Anxiety – Don’t Fight It Audience Centered Accomplishes Objective Fun For Audience Fun For You Conducted Within Time Frame
The Beginning: Capture Interest Relate Subject to them (audience) Give Purpose (statement of Purpose) Be brief Be audience centered Take breath
The Middle: Have 3 to 4 main points Take 80% of the time allotted Have signposts and summaries Make use of aids
The Ending: Summarize main points (Sum up) Relate conclusion to them (audience) Don’t present new ideas (at the end) Be interesting Be brief Give time for questions (Examiner may often ask) Tell them what you told them
Points to remember Dress well – be presentable, express well Speak slowly (don’t let nervousness speed you up) Start a presentation in a cheerful way, with a smile. The presenter’s job is to simplify. Allocate enough time for preparation. Keep points relevant-don’t amble away from topic. Small audience – encourage “interruptions” Large audience – intimate that question-time will follow.