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  • 1. Using ACT in Presentations - Checklist One Page Presentations ChecklistLogisticsDo you know when you will speak, what the room will look like, who has organised the event (and why)?PreparationWhat is your best (most authentic) style for this presentation?What values do you choose to stand for in this presentation and with this audience...?What do your audience need from you?How would you describe the main purpose of your presentation?What do you want your audience to know by the end? What do you want your audience to feel by the end?NervesWhat sort of painful thoughts, emotions or sensations are you willing to accept to deliver your presentation?PresentationHow will you grab attention / describe ‘what’s in it for me’ for the audience in the first few minutes?How will you set out and structure your argument?How will you keep attention? What experiential exercises will you use?Is there an appeal at the end which summarises your argument powerfully?What questions do you anticipate? 1
  • 2. Using ACT in Presentations - Checklist Top Down Thinking Template for Structuring Your Argument 2
  • 3. Using ACT in Presentations - Checklist Stop, Start, ContinueAt your next presentation, name one thing you will stop doing:At your next presentation, name one thing you will start doing:At your next presentation, name one thing you will continue doing: Useful ResourcesIf you have a presentation to give, then try some of the recommendations on this page. Great Websites• Presentation Zen – the best blog about presentations on the web. Unsurpassed.• Seth Godin – the best marketing blog on the web bar none.• – watch the greatest presenters in the world present. For nothing.• Flickr – if you want copyright free images, go to Advanced search on Flickr. Great for ideas too.• Istockphoto – huge catalogue of paid-for images. Worth it! Great BooksPresentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery (VoicesThat Matter)Slide:ology: The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations by NancyDuarteThe Cognitive Style of PowerPoint: Pitching Out Corrupts Within, SecondEdition by Edward R. Tufte 3