How to Be A Brilliant Presenter


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Presenters need to meet their audience's needs and exceed their audience's expectations. This simple overview looks at the ABCDE of presenting.
A is for audience
B for Behaviours
C for content
D for delivery
E for evaluation
With ten tips for 11 aspects of presenting, this guide will give you ideas which will help you become brilliant.

Sarah Fox of 500 Words wrote this guide.

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How to Be A Brilliant Presenter

  1. 1. 1 HOW TO BE A BRILLIANT PRESENTER MEET YOUR AUDIENCE’S NEEDS & EXCEED YOUR AUDIENCE’S EXPECTATIONS Author Sarah Fox of 500 Words Ltd developed this guide. She is a speaker and trainer who cuts through the complexities of construction law. She provides confidence to those who use construction contracts through workshops that clarify and simplify the law. She is also author of the 500-Word Contract™. To find out how Sarah can transform your technical training, contact her via: 07767 342747 or by email: 1 i.e. pretend to watch yourself rather than be yourself. Understand context Understand audience Change behaviours Create content Create a powerful story Choose delivery Prepare striking slides Control your emotions Deliver brilliantly Evaluate your Session Get into the brilliant zone Presentation or learning What do they need to know Agree aims & outcomes Use learning cycle Decide end and journey Tour de force? Practice with slideware Breathe slowly Be a bigger you Praise yourself Be enthusiastic Audience Existing competencies Learning objectives Audience journey Clear links to end Decide your impact Simple design Relax and control nerves Focus on delivery Watch the audience Think the unthinkable Organisation(s) Potential, purpose and passion Observable change Excite and engage Three points only Focus on story and overview Max 5-6 words ‘Externalise’ 1 Create great first impression Questions from audience Inspire, involve, inform Facilities, resources and agenda What’s in it for them (WIIFM)? Implement, improve, innovate Slides ≠ handout ≠ notes Cut irrelevance Warm welcome Striking visuals Be comfortable “Revel in the theatre of the absurd” Analyse & improve Leap out of your comfort zone Current news and climate Understand benefits Depth of learning Interact with audience Involving, memorable, emotive Select great resources Be bold like a poster Radiate self- belief Make it good theatre Emotional response Listen, absorb and recreate Future thinking Clear scoping Outside-In or Inside-Out? Levels of interaction Fresh , new & yours Sensory impact Not too cryptic Think about your audience Command presence Recall and understanding Be smart & confident Imaginative agendas Understand preferences for learning Need to Know vs Need to Tell Experiences to embed learning Graphic and imaginative Avoid danger zones Banish bullets Preparation Enjoy the drama Use and application of learning Trust in yourself Learning practice and theory Composition – status, roles Work or life behaviours Improve their recall Well- structured (simple) Log your ideas Consistent style Control your mood Breathe life into your story Transfer to work/office Challenge convention Audience feelings and mood Value of your session to them Meet business objectives Session plan Demanding – you want action Add props not more slides Borrow brilliant ideas Practise, practise, practise Be rigorous Lasting change Give great value Wider vision, mission & values Demographics Results focus Lunch-books not handouts Get audience to think, feel & act Prepare to be flexible Less is more Keep your perspective Be incurably curious Repeat business Keep them wanting more