Developing The Attitude of aSuccessful Public Speaker I Remember that you know your subject Know your material well. Be the expert. Your primary duty is to understand what your audience needs to know and prepare the message and supporting materials in a way that delivers your message clearly and powerfuly
Developing The Attitude of aSuccessful Public Speaker II Remember that the stage fright is normal, and be open about it Practice your presentation, do pilot tests Get the audience to participate Establish a rapport by using names & eye contact Establish & check the equipment
Developing The Attitude of aSuccessful Public Speaker III Research your audience, get acquainted with at least one person in the audience Relax, breathe deeply, visualize yourself successfuly Dress comfortably and appropriately Use your own style. Do not imitate anyone Use audiovisual aids, for a visual impact
Planning The most critical step in preparation is understanding the purpose Why am I giving this presentation? What do I want the audience know or to do at the end of the presentation? How do I want the audience to feel?
4 Types of PresentationsMore Persuasive Sales Instructional Explanatory Oral Report More Detailed
About 4 Types of Presentations I Sales: to sell an idea or suggestion to clients, upper management, coworkers or employees. To persuade for an action or belief Explanatory:To familiarize, give an overall perspective or identify new developments. Does not require detail and persuasion. But should offer the audience new or renewed information&understanding
About 4 Types of Presentations II Instructional: When you want to teach others how to use something like a new procedure or a piece of hardware. Needs persuasion, detail & audience participation Oral Report:Bring the audience up to date on something with which they are already familiar. Focus on facts, figures &details involve little persuasive efforts.
Know your audience Why should they listen to you? How does what you say affect them? What is in it for them to listen to you? Why is it important for the audience to hear what you have to say? Collect information about what the audience expect to hear.
Sections of a Presentation There are 3 sections of a presentation 1. Introduction 2. Main Body 3. Conclusion
1. Introduction For taking the attention and convincing them to listen to you. Never apologize for anything wrong. Make your audience think that they are going to be informed, entertained or enlightened. Start your spech with power.
Main elements in Introduction I Begin your talk with an attention getter. With an interesting story or a question Next, tell what is in it for them: Let them know that your information is relevant to their needs. Increase your credibility by relating something about your background and expertise
Main elements in Introduction II Present yor agenda: the outline “Tell them what you are going to tell them, Tell them, and Tell them what you just told them” What do you expect of the audience Inform them on question-answer session etc.
2. Main Body I Deliver what you promised in the shortest and most interesting way Keep in mind in structuring your message that 3. Attention cycle & 4. Pacing Use repetition for remembering
2. Main Body II Use stories and examples for connection & association Use intensity by tone of your voice, colors and bolds are for visual intensity Use visuals, hands, graphics, statistics, group participation etc
Conclusion Repeat your main idea or begin with “Let’s review the main points we’ve covered” Last opportunity to emphasize main points. Must be strong and persuasive. You call for and encourage appropriate action
To Do in Visuals Check equipment Present one idea per slide Use dark background and light lettering Use maximum 6 lines per slide Use maximum 6 words per slide Keep slides simple
Avoid in Visuals Crowd information Turn your back to audience Just reading lines like notes Go back in slides for repeating Turn off the lights any longer than necessary