Presentation skills and tools         Part 1 – preparation and creation                                                   ...
The point of this presentation•   Most advice on giving presentations ends like this..•   ‘Don’t be nervous’•   Which neve...
HOWEVER, you do need to present to overcome the fear of presenting                                 Fear                   ...
THE MOST IMPORTANT RULE:                                                   NEVER SAY ‘NO’ TO PRESENTINGCopyright Amnesia R...
You’ll get here quicker than you think, promise                                  Fear                                    ...
Everybody Stand-up…Sit down if you’ve never presentedSit down if you’ve presented onceSit down if you’ve presented twiceSi...
What makes a good presentation?
Practical tips for preparation
know your audience         Get a list of attendees including their position from your contact        Find out what they al...
know your technologyCheck the technology beforeyour laptop or theirs ? What connectors do you need?        Are you present...
Check list•   I know my audience and what they like•   I don’t need to worry about the technology•
Once that’s sorted - there are only 3 things you need                     the best                 presentation in        ...
Practical tips for creating the best presentation ever                Location services
GIVE YOUR PRESENTATION LOTS OF TIME & LOVECopyright Amnesia Razorfish, all rights reserved
people remember visuals much more than words
A QUICK TEST..    Put up your hand when you’ve finished reading the following•   An important consideration before prepari...
If you don’t understand it                                                       Don’t include itCopyright Amnesia Razorfi...
If you do understand it you must explain what it means
Why should we care about the theory?
Why are the numbers amazing?What’s the human insight your audience can connect to?
Don’t tell jokes (unless you’re a comedian)           •   but make it fun
Check list•   I know my audience and what they like•   I don’t need to worry about the technology•   There is nothing in h...
(the really important bit)
WHAT’S THE STORY YOUR TELLING?
Kurt Vonnegut on the Shape of Stories            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oP3c1h8v2ZQ
Be creative with how you tell your story
The easy way:1. Tell them what you’re going to them2. Tell them3. Tell them what you’ve just told themIntroduction. Story....
If you only do one thing, be clear about the conclusion      If you only do one thing, be clear about the conclusion      ...
In Conclusion•   The creative campaign was successful because it drove sales,    but brand perception hasn’t shifted.•   C...
•   Bigger Thinking = Powerful Implications = Great Presentations
Check list•   I know my audience and what they like•   I don’t need to worry about the technology•   There is nothing in h...
Use callouts to guideyourself and your audiencethrough what is important
ANIMATIONS   ARE  YOUR  FRIEND           *when used properly
They are your friend because:They look coolThey are engagingThey are fun to play around with                              ...
USE
USE AS
USE AS MANY
USE AS MANY SLIDES
USE AS MANY SLIDES AS
USE AS MANY SLIDES AS YOU
USE AS MANY SLIDES AS YOU NEED
USE AS MANY SLIDES AS YOU NEEDBut never more than 2 key points per slide
Regulating your timing is critical    You can never talk to slow
Check list•   I know my audience and what they like•   I don’t need to worry about the technology•   There is nothing in h...
Almost there - now prepare & share
Two key points                                 1                                 2.                                 Two ke...
practicepracticepracticepracticeuntil your comfortable                         Q: Can you walk through                    ...
Show peopleGet feedback
Check list•   I know my audience and what they like•   I don’t need to worry about the technology•   There is nothing in h...
Now you’re ready..
What makes a good presenter?
Next Time:Presentation & Delivery
For the next session:Please prepare a 10 minute (max) presentation                    the          On a topic of your choice
Come ready to present and self-assess
QUESTIONS
Ben HourahineHead of Strategy - Amnesia Razorfish@benhourahine                                       .
Presentation Skills Training (or the practical things you can do to be less nervous and give great presentations)
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Presentation Skills Training (or the practical things you can do to be less nervous and give great presentations)

  1. 1. Presentation skills and tools Part 1 – preparation and creation .Copyright Amnesia Razorfish, all rights reserved
  2. 2. The point of this presentation• Most advice on giving presentations ends like this..• ‘Don’t be nervous’• Which never helps. So here’s what we’ll run through in the training..
  3. 3. HOWEVER, you do need to present to overcome the fear of presenting Fear Fun Number of presentationsCopyright Amnesia Razorfish, all rights reserved
  4. 4. THE MOST IMPORTANT RULE: NEVER SAY ‘NO’ TO PRESENTINGCopyright Amnesia Razorfish, all rights reserved
  5. 5. You’ll get here quicker than you think, promise  Fear Fun Number of presentationsCopyright Amnesia Razorfish, all rights reserved
  6. 6. Everybody Stand-up…Sit down if you’ve never presentedSit down if you’ve presented onceSit down if you’ve presented twiceSit down if you’ve presented 2-5 timesSit down if you’ve presented 5-10 timesStand-up if you enjoy presenting
  7. 7. What makes a good presentation?
  8. 8. Practical tips for preparation
  9. 9. know your audience Get a list of attendees including their position from your contact Find out what they already know and what they usually respond to Define the brief clearly and tell your contact what you will cover(once you made your presentation take your contact through it and get some advice)
  10. 10. know your technologyCheck the technology beforeyour laptop or theirs ? What connectors do you need? Are you presenting on hand Do you need a projector? Will you have sound? Will you have the internet? NEVER ASSUME …or rely on an internet connection working
  11. 11. Check list• I know my audience and what they like• I don’t need to worry about the technology•
  12. 12. Once that’s sorted - there are only 3 things you need the best presentation in the world the
  13. 13. Practical tips for creating the best presentation ever Location services
  14. 14. GIVE YOUR PRESENTATION LOTS OF TIME & LOVECopyright Amnesia Razorfish, all rights reserved
  15. 15. people remember visuals much more than words
  16. 16. A QUICK TEST.. Put up your hand when you’ve finished reading the following• An important consideration before preparing the content of a presentation is the time you have to present. It is also important that you rehearse several times before delivering the final presentation. This will check your timing, further familiarise you with the material, and give you greater confidence in your delivery. In terms of content, the first step is to decide on the ideas which are most suitable for the presentation, bearing in mind the objective of the presentation and your audience analysis. The less words the better (keep editing them down)
  17. 17. If you don’t understand it Don’t include itCopyright Amnesia Razorfish, all rights reserved
  18. 18. If you do understand it you must explain what it means
  19. 19. Why should we care about the theory?
  20. 20. Why are the numbers amazing?What’s the human insight your audience can connect to?
  21. 21. Don’t tell jokes (unless you’re a comedian) • but make it fun
  22. 22. Check list• I know my audience and what they like• I don’t need to worry about the technology• There is nothing in here I don’t understand• The presentation is easy to understand, engaging and fun•
  23. 23. (the really important bit)
  24. 24. WHAT’S THE STORY YOUR TELLING?
  25. 25. Kurt Vonnegut on the Shape of Stories http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oP3c1h8v2ZQ
  26. 26. Be creative with how you tell your story
  27. 27. The easy way:1. Tell them what you’re going to them2. Tell them3. Tell them what you’ve just told themIntroduction. Story. Conclusion
  28. 28. If you only do one thing, be clear about the conclusion If you only do one thing, be clear about the conclusion If you only do one thing, be clear about the conclusion If you only do one thing, be clear about the conclusion If you only do one thing, be clear about the conclusion If you only do one thing, be clear about the conclusion .. and repeat it as many times as you need to.Copyright Amnesia Razorfish, all rights reserved
  29. 29. In Conclusion• The creative campaign was successful because it drove sales, but brand perception hasn’t shifted.• Concerns over the economy are influencing spending, but there are significant opportunities.• If you are an egg with legs, it’s better not to sit on walls.• There are practical things you can do to overcome nerves and give great presentations
  30. 30. • Bigger Thinking = Powerful Implications = Great Presentations
  31. 31. Check list• I know my audience and what they like• I don’t need to worry about the technology• There is nothing in here I don’t understand• The presentation is easy to understand, engaging and fun• I know the story I am telling• I can repeat the conclusion and so can the audience•
  32. 32. Use callouts to guideyourself and your audiencethrough what is important
  33. 33. ANIMATIONS ARE YOUR FRIEND *when used properly
  34. 34. They are your friend because:They look coolThey are engagingThey are fun to play around with But only useThey help regulate pace, timing and delivery
  35. 35. USE
  36. 36. USE AS
  37. 37. USE AS MANY
  38. 38. USE AS MANY SLIDES
  39. 39. USE AS MANY SLIDES AS
  40. 40. USE AS MANY SLIDES AS YOU
  41. 41. USE AS MANY SLIDES AS YOU NEED
  42. 42. USE AS MANY SLIDES AS YOU NEEDBut never more than 2 key points per slide
  43. 43. Regulating your timing is critical You can never talk to slow
  44. 44. Check list• I know my audience and what they like• I don’t need to worry about the technology• There is nothing in here I don’t understand• The presentation is easy to understand, engaging and fun• I know the story I am telling• I can repeat the conclusion and so can the audience• My timing is regulated and key points sorted• The presentation can pretty much give itself•
  45. 45. Almost there - now prepare & share
  46. 46. Two key points 1 2. Two key points 1 2.Print out the presentation Two key points 1 2.‘handouts (3 slides per page)’Write your two key points
  47. 47. practicepracticepracticepracticeuntil your comfortable Q: Can you walk through it in your head?
  48. 48. Show peopleGet feedback
  49. 49. Check list• I know my audience and what they like• I don’t need to worry about the technology• There is nothing in here I don’t understand• The presentation is easy to understand, engaging and fun• I know the story I am telling• I can repeat the conclusion and so can the audience• My timing is regulated and key points sorted• The presentation can pretty much give itself• I am as prepared as I can be and I’ve practiced, practiced, practiced.•
  50. 50. Now you’re ready..
  51. 51. What makes a good presenter?
  52. 52. Next Time:Presentation & Delivery
  53. 53. For the next session:Please prepare a 10 minute (max) presentation the On a topic of your choice
  54. 54. Come ready to present and self-assess
  55. 55. QUESTIONS
  56. 56. Ben HourahineHead of Strategy - Amnesia Razorfish@benhourahine .

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