A presentation is a tool for external and internal
communication which can be adapted to various
speaking situations
Prese...
9/10presentations are bad
CONTENT
DESIGN
DELIVERY
No one can speak well unless he thoroughly understands his subject
This is the last opportunity to give the audience something to think about.
Make an emotional connection with the audience...
Good stories have interesting beginnings, engaging content and a clear conclusion
Presentation should not only be about ar...
CONTENT
DESIGN
DELIVERY
Each presentation is different and should be approached from a different angle
It is about how form interacts with function
Information needs to be useful and understandable
Standard templates may not ...
The more we add, the more diluted and less effective our slides become
Create meaningful statistics and graphics. Data sli...
Rule of thirds is what photographers use to frame their shots
The focus is always on the 4 points where lines meet
CONTENT
DESIGN
DELIVERY
Shoulders back and arms at your sides or held in front of your body
Hands open or only slightly closed
Smile slightly or k...
Being prepared to answer questions makes you more credible
Anticipate challenges to your presentation that might arise
Tak...
Rehearsing does not mean memorisation
Memorising your speech can make you sound mechanical
You can talk into a mirror or a...
Make your theme clear and consistent. Refer back to it and the audience will respond positively
Leave your audience with s...
RESOURCES
Brian Chandra: Presentation Design 411
www.slideshare.net/brianchandra
David Parnell's blog about the psychology...
The Art of Great Presentations
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A presentation is a tool for external and internal communication which can be adapted to various speaking situations. Presenting your information clearly and effectively is a key skill to get your message across.

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  1. 1. A presentation is a tool for external and internal communication which can be adapted to various speaking situations Presentation skills are today required in almost every field Selling your product, pitching your business plan and promoting your business at an event may require that you give a presentation Presenting information clearly and effectively is a key skill to get your message or opinion across
  2. 2. 9/10presentations are bad
  3. 3. CONTENT DESIGN DELIVERY
  4. 4. No one can speak well unless he thoroughly understands his subject
  5. 5. This is the last opportunity to give the audience something to think about. Make an emotional connection with the audience. Set a theme of your presentation. It can be a story, a question, or a shocking statement. Try to stick to your three most important points. It's more important to engage the audience than to tell them everything you know. Structuring your presentation OPENING BODY CLOSING
  6. 6. Good stories have interesting beginnings, engaging content and a clear conclusion Presentation should not only be about arguments Craft a story Try to understand their perspective Knowing the needs of your audience can help you tailor your presentation Research audience
  7. 7. CONTENT DESIGN DELIVERY
  8. 8. Each presentation is different and should be approached from a different angle
  9. 9. It is about how form interacts with function Information needs to be useful and understandable Standard templates may not be suitable for your situation Don’t use use clipart elements Bullet points are for lazy people Don’t use animation effect Design starts at the beginning
  10. 10. The more we add, the more diluted and less effective our slides become Create meaningful statistics and graphics. Data slides are not really about data, but are about the meaning of the data By contrasting one object against the other with colour or size, you automatically create attention Use similar elements throughout the design of your presentation
  11. 11. Rule of thirds is what photographers use to frame their shots The focus is always on the 4 points where lines meet
  12. 12. CONTENT DESIGN DELIVERY
  13. 13. Shoulders back and arms at your sides or held in front of your body Hands open or only slightly closed Smile slightly or keep your face neutral Stand at a comfortable distance Make eye contact with one person at a time Open body language
  14. 14. Being prepared to answer questions makes you more credible Anticipate challenges to your presentation that might arise Take questions before the end of presentation Keep in mind that you don't need to answer every question Questions and answers
  15. 15. Rehearsing does not mean memorisation Memorising your speech can make you sound mechanical You can talk into a mirror or ask a family member to listen Make sure to practise out loud so that you can get a sense of timing Videotaping is the best way to target the areas where you can improve Practice, practice and practice some more
  16. 16. Make your theme clear and consistent. Refer back to it and the audience will respond positively Leave your audience with something to think about Use strong words and be passionate The feeling after your speech has inspired people is amazing and worth the effort
  17. 17. RESOURCES Brian Chandra: Presentation Design 411 www.slideshare.net/brianchandra David Parnell's blog about the psychology of communication www.davidjparnell.com Guidelines for success www.skillsyouneed.co.uk Inc. Magazine's Guide to Communication Skills www.inc.com Lisa Braithwaite's blog about effective communication www.coachlisab.blogspot.com slide:ology: The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations Presentation designed by Joris Hoogendoorn from The Noun Project Lecturer designed by Lissette Arias from The Noun Project

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