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Presentation skills

  1. 1. How to Present a Presentation 1
  2. 2. Believe in yourself and your audience will too 5
  3. 3. Presentation preparation Why? What? Who? • Why are you presenting? • What is the presentation about? • Who are you presenting to? 6
  4. 4. Presentation design How to design a great presentation... To design a good presentation you must start with a clear plan and use clear messages. 7
  5. 5. 1. Compose Slides  Don’t copy & paste slides from different sources.  Keep the design very basic and simple. It shall not distract.  Pick an easy to read font face.  Carefully select font sizes for headers and text.  Leave room for highlights, such as images or take home messages.  Decorate scarcely but well.  Restrict the room your design takes up and don’t ever let the design restrict your message. 8
  6. 6. Presentation Ideas Looking for some ideas? 9
  7. 7. How to structure a presentation Starting a presentation The middle of a presentation The end of the presentation 10
  8. 8. Essential Presentation Skills The Three Presentation Essentials. Use visual aids where you can. Rehearse, rehearse, rehearse. The audience will only remember three messages. 11
  9. 9. 1. Use Visual Aids Remove the bullet points – use pictures instead. 12
  10. 10. How we take in information during a presentation 13
  11. 11. How should you use visual aids? Use visuals (pictures, graphs, tables) whenever you can In a speech you are only using 38% of the communication medium Replace the bullet points 14
  12. 12. Finding a Picture for your Presentation 15
  13. 13. Making the presentation memorable “A picture is worth a thousand words" 16
  14. 14. Achieving your objectives 17
  15. 15. Ice Breakers Power Point slides designed to get the audience interested - or even better, it can allow some form of audience participation. 18
  16. 16. 2. Rehearsal "If you fail to prepare, you are prepared to fail" 19
  17. 17. How to Rehearse Plan to rehearse your presentation out loud at least 4 times. Make sure that one of your rehearsals is in front of a really scary audience family, friends, partners, colleagues, children. -They will tell you quite plainly where you are going wrong - as well as providing you with the support that you need. 20
  18. 18. Rehearse against the clock 21
  19. 19. The Five Minute Presentation Advertisers can get a complete story across in less than 30 seconds so five minutes should be fine. "It takes five hours to prepare a five minute presentation" 22
  20. 20. Rehearsal Memorize your script Video or tape record yourself 23
  21. 21. 3. The Rule of Three The audience are likely to remember only three things from your presentation plan in advance what these will be. 24
  22. 22. The Rule of Three There are three parts to your presentation ◦ The beginning, the middle and the end. Use lists of three wherever you can in your presentation In Presentations "Less is More" ◦ If you have four points to get across - cut one out. 25
  23. 23. Lose the Fear: Get out there and speak. 26
  24. 24. Presentation Hints and Tips Start with a quotation.  Write it down  ◦ Write down your speech, but try not to read from it. If you have written it down - if you dry up, you will be able to pick it back up again. 27
  25. 25. Background – Bad Avoid backgrounds that are distracting or difficult to read from Always be consistent with the background that you use
  26. 26. Dress professionally. Even if you always wear jeans, you'll want to "dress up" for your presentation. You'll send several messages to your audience when you do - - I cared enough about this presentation to dress up, I'm successful (and we all know that success breeds success), and finally, I'm a serious professional.  Do not allow your clothes to "get in the way". Be sure that your audience doesn't spend the first ten minutes of your presentation focused on your Bugs Bunny tie, or wonder why you're wearing lipstick the color of "chopped liver".  29
  27. 27. The Body Your body communicates different impressions to the audience. People not only listen to you, they also watch you. On the other hand, displaying good posture tells your audience that you know what you are doing and you care deeply about it. Also, a good posture helps you to speak more clearly and effective. 30
  28. 28. The Body Throughout you presentation, display:  Eye contact: This helps to regulate the flow of communication.  Facial Expressions: Smiling is a powerful cue that transmits happiness, friendliness, warmth, and liking. So, if you smile frequently you will be perceived as more likable, friendly, warm, and approachable. 31
  29. 29. The Body Gestures: If you fail to gesture while speaking, you may be perceived as boring and stiff. A lively speaking style captures attention, makes the material more interesting, and facilitates understanding. Voice. One of the major criticisms of speakers is that they speak in a monotone voice. Listeners perceive this type of speaker as boring and dull. People report that they learn less and lose interest more quickly when listening to those who have not learned to modulate their voices.
  30. 30. Incorporate Humor in your Presentation Appropriate humor relaxes an audience and makes it feel more comfortable with you as the speaker. 33
  31. 31. Conclusion Use an effective and strong closing ◦ Your audience is likely to remember your last words Use a conclusion slide to: ◦ Summarize the main points of your presentation ◦ Suggest future avenues of research
  32. 32. Questions?? End your presentation with a simple question slide to: ◦ Invite your audience to ask questions ◦ Provide a visual aid during question period ◦ Avoid ending a presentation abruptly
  33. 33. Effective Presentations Find a "Hook" for your next presentation 36
  34. 34. Thank you 37