Lead from the front of the room

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This is a presentation that I did about how to make your presentations audience centered so that you could lead from the front of the room.

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  • When you lead from the front, you are exuding confidence in yoursel fand trust from the audience when they believe what you say They connect with the information, you get the role of teacher, advisor,mentor and coach Stat on confidence in presenting
  • Structure your presentation by thinking about 4 things Material The audience The format Tell the story of the presenter came in screaming about no PPT, but thanked me afterwards b/c he actually connected with the audience
  • You want to appear competent and credible Vomit it on them and leave them to sort it out, you get annoyance.
  • You want to appear competent and credible Vomit it on them and leave them to sort it out, you get annoyance.
  • You want to appear competent and credible Vomit it on them and leave them to sort it out, you get annoyance.
  • Ask for this information BEFORE You do the presentation
  • Address how benefit them directly, Let their additional conclusions be ON TOP of what you are going to provide Help guide their thinking as well. Then state and restate it
  • Address how benefit them directly, Let their additional conclusions be ON TOP of what you are going to provide Help guide their thinking as well. Then state and restate it
  • Address how benefit them directly, Let their additional conclusions be ON TOP of what you are going to provide Help guide their thinking as well. Then state and restate it
  • All nurses, all lawyers, people who work in non profits.
  • Address how benefit them directly, Let their additional conclusions be ON TOP of what you are going to provide Help guide their thinking as well. Then state and restate it
  • Limited in the way we organize our work Lectures are good, but not the entirety of something We confuse interactive with “ make it fun”, now interactive to make it stick. People learn by doing and applying
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  • Lead from the front of the room

    1. 1. Lead from the front of the Room
    2. 2. We shared what we knew
    3. 3. We read from slides like these
    4. 4. Our audience left confused I wish I knew what I was supposed to get from that !
    5. 5. <ul><li>Should you Lead From the Front? </li></ul>
    6. 6. 50/50 chance When you don’t: It’s a roll of the dice about whether or not You are actually leading your audience to do what you want them to do
    7. 7. People Connect With your Information
    8. 8. Coach Mentor Teacher
    9. 9. Me <ul><li>Run Social Change Diva- A leadership development firm </li></ul><ul><li>I focus on the structure of the content and secondly design </li></ul><ul><li>Ran annual conference for over 1000 attendees </li></ul><ul><li>Recruited speakers and coached them on their presentations </li></ul>
    10. 10. What I know for sure is that <ul><li>The Material </li></ul><ul><li>The Audience </li></ul><ul><li>The Format </li></ul>if you focus on: You will lead from the front of the room
    11. 11. Material <ul><li>Sift through, what is nice to know vs .need to know </li></ul><ul><li>Make it digestable, gain influence </li></ul>The Material
    12. 12. You will have too much information <ul><li>Edit it by asking yourself: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If they don’t understand this then what I am telling them does not make sense </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If they do not know how to do this, then they will not be able to do this </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Be relentless in asking: <ul><li>What is nice for them to know </li></ul><ul><li>VS </li></ul><ul><li>What do they need to know </li></ul>
    14. 14. The Audience
    15. 15. Find out the answers to these questions <ul><li>What do they know about your topic </li></ul><ul><li>How are they going to benefit (WIIFM) </li></ul><ul><li>Why are they interested in this subject </li></ul><ul><li>But, most importantly </li></ul>
    16. 16. What do you want them to THINK or be able to DO When they walk out the door:
    17. 17. What do they know about your topic <ul><li>Is this completely new </li></ul><ul><li>Is this a refresher </li></ul><ul><li>Is it too basic </li></ul>
    18. 18. How do I benefit from this OR What is in it for me ? (WIIFM)
    19. 19. The benefits you state (confidence, more skills, Money, love of your life) + Their own conclusions
    20. 20. Why Do I (insert name) Care? (Hint: make it personal)
    21. 21. <ul><li>If you know something about them, this is the time to show it . </li></ul><ul><li>Relate to them </li></ul><ul><li>Give some common knowledge, assumptions or applications about what you are telling them </li></ul>Make it Personal
    22. 22. What are the 3 things you want them to do or know? 1. 2. 3. When they walk out the door,
    23. 23. The Format The “Best” Format
    24. 24. <ul><li>Information Transfer </li></ul><ul><li>Awareness Building </li></ul><ul><li>I want them to KNOW </li></ul><ul><li>something </li></ul>
    25. 25. <ul><li>Skills Building </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Development </li></ul><ul><li>I want them to DO </li></ul><ul><li>something </li></ul>
    26. 26. Information Transfer Definition To inform the learner. Teaching participants about a subject.
    27. 27. Information Transfer To inform the learner. Teaching participants about a subject. <ul><li>Format </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lecture and Q & A </li></ul></ul>
    28. 28. Awareness To get people’s attention or raise their awareness about an issue, topic or concern .
    29. 29. Awareness <ul><li>Format </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lecture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Q & A </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Self Report- “ When I came in I was ____, but now I am ____. </li></ul></ul>To get people’s attention or raise their awareness about an issue, topic or concern.
    30. 30. Skills Building To teach a task or specific technique. Learners develop specific, oral, written or physical skills
    31. 31. Skills Building <ul><li>Format </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lecture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hands-On- Activity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Demonstrations and Drills </li></ul></ul>To teach a task or specific technique. Learners develop specific, oral, written or physical skills
    32. 32. Professional Development To increase the learners knowledge as it relates to non-technical aspects of his or her job.
    33. 33. Professional Development To increase the learners knowledge as it relates to non-technical aspects of his or her job. <ul><li>Format </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Brief Lecture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discussions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Group Activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Action Plans </li></ul></ul>
    34. 34. If you: <ul><li>Get to know your audience ahead of time and tailor your materials to what they need to know </li></ul><ul><li>AND </li></ul><ul><li>If you deliver information in a format that is easy to follow and immediately applicable ; </li></ul><ul><li>THEN </li></ul>
    35. 35. lead from the front of the room? YOU WILL
    36. 36. My offer <ul><li>Office Hours Thursday and Friday </li></ul><ul><li>Brief Blueprint coming out soon </li></ul><ul><li>One on One Coaching </li></ul>
    37. 37. My info <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>www.socialchangediva.com </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter handle: socialchngediva </li></ul>
    38. 38. Thank you Ready to Lead?

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