Presenting your Message with Confidence & Impact
Presentation by Joyce Maru, Susan MacMillan, Muthoni Njiru, Tezira Lore, ...
How do we make our presentations………..
Memorable Compelling
Effective body language and voice
Visual
Confidence Engaging
Why effective presentation skills?
“As soon as you move one step from the
bottom, your effectiveness depends on your abili...
What may have led to this?
Impactful Presentations - Tips
• Why does it matter?
• How do I grab their attention? E.g. tell a story, Joke
• How does i...
Significance
Can’t find meaning or
Have no passion for it?
Don’t Present
Structure
How you place the
building blocks
of your story
Ensure its Convincing, memorable, scalable
Structure
• Tell them
what you are
going to tell
them
Memorable
opening
• Tell them
Body
• Tell them
what you
have told
th...
Simplicity
Is it that simple to be simple?
Simplicity
Inform me with less text more imagery/Visuals
Rehearsal
Presentation
As I said
blah, blah
blah………..
Slow
down!
Practice isn’t the thing
you do once you’re
good. It’s th...
Presenters Impact
Body
Language, 55%
Tone of Voice, 38%
Words, 7%
Body Language Tips
Postures &
Gestures
Orientation/
Positioning
Proximity
Looks/
Appearance
Eye
Contact
Expressions
of Emo...
Overcoming nerves during presentations
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbDipVRt5aE
Could you tell a story instead?
https://www.dropbox.com/s/njgpsug884kha7v/MS
LGROUP%20Storytelling%20%28High%29.flv
5 minu...
The use of visuals and Multimedia
Taster 5 minutes session by Muthoni Njiru
Resources you can use to enhance your
presentation
www.slideshare.net
• Upload presentations publicly or privately
• Downl...
www.prezi.com – cloud based presentation software
https://docs.google.com/templates?type=presentations
http://www.ted.com/talks
http://www.ted.com/talks/richard_turere_a_peace_treaty_with_the_lions.html
http://www.pechakucha.org/
20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and you
talk along to the imag...
http://igniteshow.com/
At the events Ignite presenters share their personal and professional passions, using 20 slides
tha...
http://www.toastmasters.org/
Practice your public speaking skills
http://www.flickr.com/
Download and share images
http://www.google.com/imghp?hl=en&tab=ii
Google images
And finally…………..one more thing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-ntLGOyHw4
Preparation: Consider……….
1. How much time do I have?
2. What’s the venue like?
3. Who is the audience? What’s their backg...
Practice Makes Perfect !
Panelists: Susan MacMillan, Joyce Maru, Muthoni Njiru, Tezira
Lore, Albert Mwangi
ILRI Graduate F...
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Presented by Joyce Maru, Susan MacMillan, Muthoni Njiru, Tezira Lore and Albert Mwangi at the ILRI Graduate Fellows skills training, Nairobi, 30 September 2013

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  • Possible reasonsToo much text/no imagesNo structure/story to tellToo long/without breaksMonotoneDesigned without audience in mind so lacks relevancePresenter not prepared, lacks the enthusiasm, not confident etc
  • TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is a global set of conferences owned by the private non-profit Sapling Foundation, under the slogan "ideas worth spreading".
  • Simple presentation formatPechaKucha Nights are informal and fun gatherings where creative people get together and share their ideas, works, thoughts, holiday snaps -- just about anything, really -- in the PechaKucha 20x20 format.The presentation format was devised by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of Klein Dytham architecture. The first PechaKucha Night was held in Tokyo in their gallery/lounge/bar/club/creative kitchen, SuperDeluxe, in February, 2003. Klein Dytham architecture still organize and support the global PechaKucha Night network and organize PechaKucha Night Tokyo.
  • Ignite is a geek event in over 100 cities worldwide. At the events Ignite presenters share their personal and professional passions, using 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds for a total of just five minutes.
  • Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that operates clubs worldwide for the purpose of helping members improve their communication, public speaking and leadership skills. Founder: Ralph C. SmedleyFounded: October 22, 1924 CEO: Dan Rex
  • Presenting your Message with Confidence and Impact

    1. 1. Presenting your Message with Confidence & Impact Presentation by Joyce Maru, Susan MacMillan, Muthoni Njiru, Tezira Lore, Albert Mwangi ILRI Graduate Fellows skills training Nairobi 30th September 2013
    2. 2. How do we make our presentations……….. Memorable Compelling Effective body language and voice Visual Confidence Engaging
    3. 3. Why effective presentation skills? “As soon as you move one step from the bottom, your effectiveness depends on your ability to reach others through the spoken and written word” Peter Drucker
    4. 4. What may have led to this?
    5. 5. Impactful Presentations - Tips • Why does it matter? • How do I grab their attention? E.g. tell a story, Joke • How does it relate to the audience (WIIFM) significance • Convincing • Memorable • Scalable Structure • Use visuals whenever possible • 1 point per slide • Few matching colors and fonts Simplicity • Present it loud • Get feedback • Check room and equipment Rehearsal
    6. 6. Significance Can’t find meaning or Have no passion for it? Don’t Present
    7. 7. Structure How you place the building blocks of your story Ensure its Convincing, memorable, scalable
    8. 8. Structure • Tell them what you are going to tell them Memorable opening • Tell them Body • Tell them what you have told them Conclusion
    9. 9. Simplicity
    10. 10. Is it that simple to be simple?
    11. 11. Simplicity Inform me with less text more imagery/Visuals
    12. 12. Rehearsal Presentation As I said blah, blah blah……….. Slow down! Practice isn’t the thing you do once you’re good. It’s the thing you do that makes you good.
    13. 13. Presenters Impact Body Language, 55% Tone of Voice, 38% Words, 7%
    14. 14. Body Language Tips Postures & Gestures Orientation/ Positioning Proximity Looks/ Appearance Eye Contact Expressions of Emotion Voice
    15. 15. Overcoming nerves during presentations http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbDipVRt5aE
    16. 16. Could you tell a story instead? https://www.dropbox.com/s/njgpsug884kha7v/MS LGROUP%20Storytelling%20%28High%29.flv 5 minutes mini session by Susan Macmillan
    17. 17. The use of visuals and Multimedia Taster 5 minutes session by Muthoni Njiru
    18. 18. Resources you can use to enhance your presentation www.slideshare.net • Upload presentations publicly or privately • Download presentations on any topic and reuse or remix • Embed on blogs, websites, company intranets • Share on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn
    19. 19. www.prezi.com – cloud based presentation software
    20. 20. https://docs.google.com/templates?type=presentations
    21. 21. http://www.ted.com/talks http://www.ted.com/talks/richard_turere_a_peace_treaty_with_the_lions.html
    22. 22. http://www.pechakucha.org/ 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and you talk along to the images.
    23. 23. http://igniteshow.com/ At the events Ignite presenters share their personal and professional passions, using 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds for a total of just five minutes.
    24. 24. http://www.toastmasters.org/ Practice your public speaking skills
    25. 25. http://www.flickr.com/ Download and share images
    26. 26. http://www.google.com/imghp?hl=en&tab=ii Google images
    27. 27. And finally…………..one more thing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-ntLGOyHw4
    28. 28. Preparation: Consider………. 1. How much time do I have? 2. What’s the venue like? 3. Who is the audience? What’s their background? 4. What do they expect of me? 5. What’s the fundamental purpose of my talk? What is my key message? 6. What visual medium is most appropriate for this particular situation and this audience?
    29. 29. Practice Makes Perfect ! Panelists: Susan MacMillan, Joyce Maru, Muthoni Njiru, Tezira Lore, Albert Mwangi ILRI Graduate Fellows Toastmasters Session

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