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  1. 1. Oral Presentation Techniques
  2. 2. Oral Presentation Techniques: Objectives <ul><li>Understand the key factors for successful presentation delivery </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare effective visual aids </li></ul><ul><li>Deliver successful presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate presentation delivery </li></ul>Oral Presentation Techniques
  3. 3. 4 Key Factors for a Successful Presentation <ul><li>1. Timing </li></ul><ul><li>2. Attention span </li></ul><ul><li>3. Personal approach </li></ul><ul><li>4. Practice </li></ul>Oral Presentation Techniques
  4. 4. 1. Timing Oral Presentation Techniques Do not ramble on during a presentation Remember: One Minute per Slide as Guideline
  5. 5. 2. Attention Span: Audience attention fluctuates Oral Presentation Techniques TIME Repeat key ideas Voice Jokes ATTENTION
  6. 6. 3. Personal Approach Personal features of the presenter can make or break presentation Oral Presentation Techniques A. Gesture B. Voice C. Eye Contact D. Breathing
  7. 7. 3A. Gesture Important in nonverbal communication <ul><li>Emphasize points </li></ul><ul><li>Highlights </li></ul><ul><li>Audience attention </li></ul><ul><li>Vary gesture </li></ul><ul><li>Important   elements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Position of speaker </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not too much movement </li></ul></ul>Oral Presentation Techniques
  8. 8. 3B. Voice Critical part of a verbal presentation <ul><li>Volume—speak to be heard </li></ul><ul><li>Modulation— vary the voice </li></ul><ul><li>Pause—make emphasis with pause </li></ul>Oral Presentation Techniques
  9. 9. 3C. Eye Contact Look at each member of your audience <ul><li>Involvement </li></ul><ul><li>Trust/support </li></ul><ul><li>Interest </li></ul>Oral Presentation Techniques
  10. 10. 3D. Breathing Breathing during presentation is different from normal breathing <ul><li>Breathe deeper for </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Volume </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Control </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emphasis </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Don't lose your breath or you will drown in mid-air </li></ul>Oral Presentation Techniques
  11. 11. Impromptu Oral Presentation Techniques
  12. 12. Elements of an Oral Presentation <ul><li>Good visual aids </li></ul><ul><li>Logical sequence </li></ul>Oral Presentation Techniques
  13. 13. Why Do We Need Visual Aids? <ul><li>Crystallize ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Keep speaker on track </li></ul><ul><li>Generate interest </li></ul><ul><li>Help information retention </li></ul>Oral Presentation Techniques Use visual aids to maximize the effectiveness of your presentation
  14. 14. Visual Aid Rules <ul><li>Keep it simple </li></ul><ul><li>Minimize words </li></ul><ul><li>Use large fonts </li></ul><ul><li>List key points </li></ul><ul><li>Use exact phrasing </li></ul><ul><li>Use color </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare handouts </li></ul>Oral Presentation Techniques
  15. 15. Prepare a Presentation in a Logical Sequence <ul><li>1. Situation </li></ul><ul><li>2. Theme </li></ul><ul><li>3. Storyline </li></ul><ul><li>4. Storyboard </li></ul><ul><li>5. Production </li></ul><ul><li>6. Practice </li></ul><ul><li>7. Evaluation </li></ul>Oral Presentation Techniques
  16. 16. 1. Situation Consider the audience carefully <ul><li>How big? </li></ul><ul><li>Who? </li></ul><ul><li>Level of knowledge? </li></ul><ul><li>Level of interest? </li></ul><ul><li>Resistance? </li></ul><ul><li>Time? </li></ul>Oral Presentation Techniques
  17. 17. 2. Theme Define your theme in one short sentence <ul><li>Be concise </li></ul><ul><li>Be direct </li></ul>Oral Presentation Techniques
  18. 18. 3. Storyline Break down your theme into major parts Oral Presentation Techniques Storyline Theme Problem Definition Approach Findings Recommendation
  19. 19. 4. Storyboard Visualize the storyline into a storyboard Oral Presentation Techniques Theme Problem definition Approach Findings Recommendation
  20. 20. 6. Production <ul><li>Allow plenty of time for production </li></ul><ul><li>One key message per slide! </li></ul><ul><li>5 rules when preparing a visual aid: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1. Keep it simple </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2. Minimize words </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3. List key points </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4. Make letters large </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5. Use exact phrasing </li></ul></ul>Oral Presentation Techniques
  21. 21. 7. Practice! Adequate rehearsal is essential for a good presentation <ul><li>Development of each visual </li></ul><ul><li>Transition </li></ul><ul><li>Self-confidence </li></ul><ul><li>Timing </li></ul>Oral Presentation Techniques Practice Makes Perfect
  22. 22. 8. Evaluation <ul><li>After every presentation EVALUATE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Did the audience “get” the key points? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Were the visual aids clear and useful? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Were the questions relevant? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>When possible, use written evaluations </li></ul>Oral Presentation Techniques
  23. 23. Conclusion <ul><li>Any professional can become an effective presenter </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge is not enough </li></ul><ul><li>Communication is equally important </li></ul><ul><li>Investing time and effort in improving presentation skills is always rewarded </li></ul>Oral Presentation Techniques

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