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  • 1. Presentation Skills and public speaking Katie Streten
  • 2. Content
    • A bit about me
    • A bit about you
    • Planning
    • Practice
    • Performance
    • Conclusion
  • 3. A bit about me
    • Strategist in Imagination/ Digital
    • 2 presentation courses
    • Since then...
      • Conference papers
      • Industry events
      • Pitches
    I hate asking questions once a speaker has finished has finished
  • 4. A bit about you
    • Accomplished or new
    • Presenting your proposal
    • But also...
      • Asking questions
      • Answering questions
      • Interviews
      • Pitches
      • Social occasions
  • 5.
    • Planning
  • 6. Planning
    • Think about your audience – this is about them not you
    • Structure
      • say what you’re going to say, say it, say what you’ve said
    • Write your script out long hand
    • Write card notes - Highlight key moments
  • 7. Planning - Image is everything
    • Bullet points
    • No more than 5 bullets per slide
    • Less is More!
  • 8. Planning - Image is everything
    • Interesting pictures
    • Hand-outs
    • Flip-charts
      • Charts
      • Figures
      • Key points/questions
  • 9.
    • Percentage of all stated facts that are patently false – 83%
  • 10.  
  • 11.
    • Practice
  • 12. Practice
    • Read it to a friend, partner or yourself (repeat ad nauseam)
    • Video yourself/get someone to video you
  • 13.
    • Performance
  • 14. Performance – A relaxed tone
    • Before you even start
    • Breathe deeply
    • Look at the audience
    • Smile
    • Think about the audience – help them to relax!
  • 15. Performance – A relaxed tone
    • Say ‘Hello’
    • Introduce yourself
    • Jokes – If in doubt use other peoples
  • 16. Performance – Slow it down
    • Speak slowly
    • Think “slowly”
  • 17. Performance – Body language
    • Move your arms at waist height
    • Stand out in front of any lectern
    • Watch for “rocking”
  • 18. Performance – Don’t look now
    • Take in the whole room
      • Pick 3 spots to the left, middle and back
      • Place your mate at the back to smile at you!
  • 19. Conclusion
    • Think about your audience – what can you give them?
    • Prepare for your audience
    • Practice
    • Practice, Practice, Practice etc
    • Smile and think “slowly”
  • 20. Dealing with issues
  • 21. Content
    • Nerves
    • Making the point clearly
    • Vocabulary
    • Responding to questions
    • Recovering from mistakes
    • Conclusion
  • 22. Nerves
    • Remember you are intelligent and well prepared
    • The room will be very interested
    • Most people there will be sympathetic to your nerves
    • Every time you do it, it gets easier!
  • 23. Making the point clearly
    • What do you need to communicate?
      • How would you explain this to your grandma?
      • How would you explain this to a child?
      • Can you explain it in 3 points?
      • Acronyms
    • Write it down on cue cards
  • 24. Making the point clearly
    • Practice – in front of your friends, in front of your phone, in front of the mirror
    • Visual aids – handouts, graphs, quotes, images
  • 25. Vocabulary
    • Use your own vocabulary!
    • Makes you understood
    • Makes you distinctive
    • Makes you confident
  • 26. Recovering from mistakes
    • Acknowledge to the audience that you made a mistake and continue
    • Take 3 deep breaths to calm yourself
    • Look down at your cards
  • 27. Responding to questions
    • Prepare
      • what questions would you ask yourself?
      • What answers would you give?
    • Remain calm – take 3 breaths
    • What if you forget/misunderstand? – ask them to repeat the question
    • What if you don’t know the answer? – Get back to them
  • 28. Conclusion
    • Remind yourself of your intelligence and creativity
    • Be yourself!
    • Practice and prepare
  • 29. Katie Streten
    • Twitter.com/watusi
    • Inoted.wordpress.com
    • www.slideshare.net/speakingout
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