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