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
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Presenting your Message with Confidence and Impact
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
How do we make our presentations………..
Effective body language and voice
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
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)
• Use visuals whenever possible
• 1 point per slide
• Few matching colors and fonts
• Present it loud
• Get feedback
• Check room and equipment
Can’t find meaning or
Have no passion for it?
How you place the
of your story
Ensure its Convincing, memorable, scalable
• Tell them
what you are
going to tell
• Tell them
• Tell them
Inform me with less text more imagery/Visuals
As I said
Practice isn’t the thing
you do once you’re
good. It’s the thing you
do that makes you
Tone of Voice, 38%
Body Language Tips
Overcoming nerves during presentations
Could you tell a story instead?
5 minutes mini session by Susan Macmillan
The use of visuals and Multimedia
Taster 5 minutes session by Muthoni Njiru
Resources you can use to enhance your
• 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
www.prezi.com – cloud based presentation software
20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and you
talk along to the images.
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.
Practice your public speaking skills
Download and share images
And finally…………..one more thing
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?
Practice Makes Perfect !
Panelists: Susan MacMillan, Joyce Maru, Muthoni Njiru, Tezira
Lore, Albert Mwangi
ILRI Graduate Fellows