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Chapter 7 - Kicking Off Your Presentation

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LTEC 4121: Technical Presentation Skills
Module 7
Chapter 7 & 12

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Chapter 7 - Kicking Off Your Presentation

  1. 1. Chapter 7: Kicking Off Your Presentation LTEC 4121 Technical Presentation Skills
  2. 2. Chapter Objectives Prepare a brief personal introduction Facilitate participant introductions Determine what to include in your presentation introduction Develop an introduction for your presentation LTEC 4121/ATTD 5121: Developing Effective Presentation Skills; Chapter 7: Kicking Off Your Presentation
  3. 3. Introductions When do I introduce myself? As participants come in the room? Before the presentation? Before participants introduce themselves? At the start of the presentation? LTEC 4121/ATTD 5121: Developing Effective Presentation Skills; Chapter 7: Kicking Off Your Presentation
  4. 4. What should I include in my introduction? Your Name Professional Title Company Name Discuss Specialty/Value Presentation topic Brief biographical sketch LTEC 4121/ATTD 5121: Developing Effective Presentation Skills; Chapter 7: Kicking Off Your Presentation
  5. 5. Participant Introductions If you do not know your participants (and the audience size is less than 20), here are some suggestions: • Go around room and have each participant introduce themselves • Divide participants into pairs and ask them to conduct interviews with each other • Divide participants into pairs and have each share their favorite food, animal, etc. • Ask each participant to share 3 things that make them “unique” (i.e., travel, size of family, etc.) • Check pages 116-117 in text for other ideas LTEC 4121/ATTD 5121: Developing Effective Presentation Skills; Chapter 7: Kicking Off Your Presentation
  6. 6. What to Include in Your Presentation Introduction  The objectives/purpose of presentation  Communicate your expectations  Inquire about participant expectations  Describe the schedule LTEC 4121/ATTD 5121: Developing Effective Presentation Skills; Chapter 7: Kicking Off Your Presentation
  7. 7. What NOT to Include in Your Introduction • Someone reading your entire resume • Focusing on your numerous accomplishments • An introduction lasting longer than 60 seconds • Someone “ad-libbing” your introduction • Starting with “I started school at 4 years old and then…” • Someone starting your introduction before you are ready LTEC 4121/ATTD 5121: Developing Effective Presentation Skills; Chapter 7: Kicking Off Your Presentation
  8. 8. Presentation Introduction Techniques • Review presentation objectives • Ask a rhetorical question • Ask for a show of hands • Ask a series of questions • Use an interesting or famous quote • Relate the topic to previously covered content LTEC 4121/ATTD 5121: Developing Effective Presentation Skills; Chapter 7: Kicking Off Your Presentation
  9. 9. Presentation Introduction Techniques • Share a personal experience • Relate topic to real-life experience • Case study or problem-solving activity • Use a video or other form of media • Project a funny or appropriate cartoon LTEC 4121/ATTD 5121: Developing Effective Presentation Skills; Chapter 7: Kicking Off Your Presentation
  10. 10. Presentation Introduction Techniques • Give a unique demonstration • Use a game or role play • Relate a topic to future work • Make a provocative statement LTEC 4121/ATTD 5121: Developing Effective Presentation Skills; Chapter 7: Kicking Off Your Presentation
  11. 11. Here are a few examples of OPENING techniques (on slides) from MY own presentations (keynotes, training workshops & conference sessions)... LTEC 4121/ATTD 5121: Developing Effective Presentation Skills; Chapter 7: Kicking Off Your Presentation
  12. 12. Name, Company & What I do LTEC 4121/ATTD 5121: Developing Effective Presentation Skills; Chapter 7: Kicking Off Your Presentation
  13. 13. LTEC 4121/ATTD 5121: Developing Effective Presentation Skills; Chapter 7: Kicking Off Your Tell them about an experienc Presentation e
  14. 14. Use a quote or definition LTEC 4121/ATTD 5121: Developing Effective Presentation Skills; Chapter 7: Kicking Off Your Presentation
  15. 15. LTEC 4121/ATTD 5121: Developing Effective Presentation Skills; Chapter 7: Kicking Off Your Presentation Ask a Question
  16. 16. LTEC 4121/ATTD 5121: Developing Effective Presentation Skills; Chapter 7: Kicking Off Your Presentation
  17. 17. LTEC 4121/ATTD 5121: Developing Effective Presentation Skills; Chapter 7: Kicking Off Your Presentation Provide a statistic
  18. 18. Get participants talking (introduction) LTEC 4121/ATTD 5121: Developing Effective Presentation Skills; Chapter 7: Kicking Off Your Presentation
  19. 19. Show a video or demo LTEC 4121/ATTD 5121: Developing Effective Presentation Skills; Chapter 7: Kicking Off Your Presentation
  20. 20. Chapter Review  The beginning of your presentation is the logical place for personal introduction  If you are introduced by another person, provide them with a brief biographical sketch  Allow the participants an opportunity to introduce themselves  If appropriate, use an ice-breaker LTEC 4121/ATTD 5121: Developing Effective Presentation Skills; Chapter 7: Kicking Off Your Presentation
  21. 21. Chapter Review  Include objectives, your expectations, and the schedule in the introduction of your presentation  Ask participants to share their expectations  Develop an introduction for your presentation using one or more of the techniques described in this chapter LTEC 4121/ATTD 5121: Developing Effective Presentation Skills; Chapter 7: Kicking Off Your Presentation
  22. 22. Chapter 9: The End To Complete for Module 7: • Module 7 Discussion • Assignment #15 • Assignment #16 • Prep: Location & Audience for YOUR 2 presentations LTEC 4121/ATTD 5121: Developing Effective Presentation Skills; Chapter 7: Kicking Off Your Presentation

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