Chapter 4 - Selecting Your Presentation Strategies

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Chapter 4 - Selecting Your Presentation Strategies

  1. 1. Chapter 4: Selecting Your Presentation Strategies LTEC 4121 Technical Presentation Skills
  2. 2. Chapter Objectives Identify your presentation strategy options Compare the advantages and disadvantages of presentation strategies Select appropriate presentation strategies LTEC 4121/ATTD 5121: Developing Effective Presentation Skills; Chapter 4: Selecting Your Presentation Strategies 2
  3. 3. 7 Most Common Presentation Strategies 1. Illustrated Presentations LTEC 4121/ATTD 5121: Developing Effective Presentation Skills; Chapter 3 4: Selecting Your Presentation Strategies
  4. 4. 7 Most Common Presentation Strategies 2. Technical Demonstration LTEC 4121/ATTD 5121: Developing Effective Presentation Skills; Chapter 4 4: Selecting Your Presentation Strategies
  5. 5. 7 Most Common Presentation Strategies 3. Brainstorming LTEC 4121/ATTD 5121: Developing Effective Presentation Skills; Chapter 5 4: Selecting Your Presentation Strategies
  6. 6. 7 Most Common Presentation Strategies 4. Case Studies LTEC 4121/ATTD 5121: Developing Effective Presentation Skills; Chapter 6 4: Selecting Your Presentation Strategies
  7. 7. 7 Most Common Presentation Strategies 5. Role Plays LTEC 4121/ATTD 5121: Developing Effective Presentation Skills; Chapter 7 4: Selecting Your Presentation Strategies
  8. 8. 7 Most Common Presentation Strategies 6. Discussion LTEC 4121/ATTD 5121: Developing Effective Presentation Skills; Chapter 8 4: Selecting Your Presentation Strategies
  9. 9. 7 Most Common Presentation Strategies 7. Team Presentations LTEC 4121/ATTD 5121: Developing Effective Presentation Skills; Chapter 9 4: Selecting Your Presentation Strategies
  10. 10. Murphy’s Presentation Law #5 “The participant boredom level varies inversely with the variety of presentation strategies used.” LTEC 4121/ATTD 5121: Developing Effective Presentation Skills; Chapter 10 4: Selecting Your Presentation Strategies
  11. 11. Illustrated Presentation Advantages: • Lots of information can be presented • Presenter is in control • Large or small groups Disadvantages: • Limited interaction • Limited questioning • Requires considerable presenter and participant concentration LTEC 4121/ATTD 5121: Developing Effective Presentation Skills; Chapter 11 4: Selecting Your Presentation Strategies
  12. 12. Technical Demonstration Advantages: • Participants highly involved • Presenter controls pace • HIGH motivation Disadvantages: • Large groups are difficult • Increased planning, setup and equipment • Requires high degree of technical skill LTEC 4121/ATTD 5121: Developing Effective Presentation Skills; Chapter 12 4: Selecting Your Presentation Strategies
  13. 13. Brainstorming Advantages: • Participant-centered • Highly participatory • Fast-paced • Generates many ideas Disadvantages: • Participants must have background in topic • Dominant participants • Presenter must have facilitation skills LTEC 4121/ATTD 5121: Developing Effective Presentation Skills; Chapter 13 4: Selecting Your Presentation Strategies
  14. 14. Case Study Advantages: • Participant-centered • Highly participatory • Enjoyable / motivational Disadvantages: • Participants must have background in topic • More development and participation times • Presenter must have facilitation skills LTEC 4121/ATTD 5121: Developing Effective Presentation Skills; Chapter 14 4: Selecting Your Presentation Strategies
  15. 15. Role Play Advantages: • Participant-centered / Highly participatory • Interesting / Relevant application Disadvantages: • More time and special room setup • Difficult with large groups • Reluctant participants • Presenter must have facilitation skills • Without guidance, participant role play may move away from topic LTEC 4121/ATTD 5121: Developing Effective Presentation Skills; Chapter 15 4: Selecting Your Presentation Strategies
  16. 16. Discussion Advantages: • Participant-centered • Highly participatory • Involves ALL participants Disadvantages: • More time and special room setup • Large groups with dominant participants • Presenter must have facilitation skills LTEC 4121/ATTD 5121: Developing Effective Presentation Skills; Chapter 16 4: Selecting Your Presentation Strategies
  17. 17. Team Presentations Advantages: • Two or more points of view • Change of pace and variety Disadvantages: • More coordination and planning • Differences in presentation skills can be problematic • Conflicts / Confusion between presenters LTEC 4121/ATTD 5121: Developing Effective Presentation Skills; Chapter 17 4: Selecting Your Presentation Strategies
  18. 18. Criteria for Selecting Strategies Is the strategy appropriate for the topic? What is the background of the participants? How much time will you have? How much participant input will be required? How large will the audience be? How much should participants have? LTEC 4121/ATTD 5121: Developing Effective Presentation Skills; Chapter 18 4: Selecting Your Presentation Strategies
  19. 19. Chapter Review •A presentation strategy is a design or approach used to transfer information •Be certain the strategy is appropriate for the topic •Take into account the background of your participants •Take into account your time limit for the presentation •Determine the amount of participant input desired •Determine the size of your audience •Select strategies that will make the presentation enjoyable LTEC 4121/ATTD 5121: Developing Effective Presentation Skills; Chapter 19 4: Selecting Your Presentation Strategies
  20. 20. Chapter 4: The End To Complete for Module 4: • Discussion 4 • Assignment #10 • Plan: strategies for TWO presentations LTEC 4121/ATTD 5121: Developing Effective Presentation Skills; Chapter 20 4: Selecting Your Presentation Strategies

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