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Public Speaking: Presenting with Power and Passion

Presentation Skills are crucial to business and personal success and it is essential that you are able to convey your knowledge and passion to the audience. Professional speaker and presentation skills expert Gilda Bonanno provides tips for projecting a powerful, engaging and persuasive presence while presenting. (from 2010 Project Management Conference)

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Public Speaking: Presenting with Power and Passion

  1. 1. Presenting with Power and Passion Presented by Gilda Bonanno, PMP SNEC-PMI Conference April 30, 2010
  2. 2. As a project manager, what opportunities do you have to present?
  3. 3. Knowledge + Communication Success ™
  4. 4. Goal: Be Powerful, Passionate, Present & Persuasive BE POWERFUL PASSIONATE PERSUASIVE GOAL
  5. 5. Why don’t we achieve this goal consistently? Motivation Time Knowledge
  6. 6. Good Projects Don’t Just “Happen”… Neither Do Good Presentations
  7. 7. 1. Focus on Your Audience
  8. 8. <ul><li>Golden Rule of Communications: Communicate unto others as they want to be communicated to </li></ul>
  9. 9. 2. Organize Your Material Around Your Message
  10. 10. Balance Message Time
  11. 11. What’s the story of your presentation?
  12. 12. 3. Practice Your Delivery
  13. 13. Dress Rehearsal
  14. 14. 4. Use Non-Verbals Effectively
  15. 15. Thanks for coming to my presentation Hint: Non-verbals should match your words
  16. 16. Components of Non-Verbal Communications Eye Contact Voice Facial Expressions Gestures Posture Movement
  17. 17. 5. Manage Your Anxiety
  18. 18. Replace the negative “Joy-Sucker” voice in your head with your positive mantra
  19. 19. 1. Focus on Audience 2. Organize Message 3. Practice Delivery 4. Use Non-Verbals Effectively 5. Manage Anxiety
  20. 20. If you’d like more information about how to improve your presentation skills, subscribe to Gilda's free, twice-monthly e-newsletter. Visit and enter your name and email address. Sign up now and receive a FREE Special Report, &quot;Six Mistakes to Avoid in Public Speaking, So Your Presentation Sparkles.”
  21. 21. Contact info for Gilda Bonanno, PMP: Website: Email: [email_address] Blog: Phone: 203-979-5117