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Chapter 9 - Presenting a Technical Demonstration

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LTEC 4121: Technical Presentation Skills
Module 9
Chapter 9

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Chapter 9 - Presenting a Technical Demonstration

  1. 1. Chapter 9: Presenting a Technical Demonstration LTEC 4121 Technical Presentation Skills
  2. 2. Chapter Objectives Select a technical demonstration Plan a technical demonstration Present a technical demonstration LTEC 4121/ATTD 5121: Developing Effective Presentation Skills; Chapter 9: Presenting a Technical Demonstration
  3. 3. Illustrative vs. Technical Presentation In a technical demonstration, your audience will be expecting you to be able to PERFORM the steps of the demonstration, as opposed to only having background knowledge about them. LTEC 4121/ATTD 5121: Developing Effective Presentation Skills; Chapter 9: Presenting a Technical Demonstration
  4. 4. Murphy’s Presentation Law #8 “The probability of equipment failure during a demonstration is inversely related to the number of times you practice beforehand.” LTEC 4121/ATTD 5121: Developing Effective Presentation Skills; Chapter 9: Presenting a Technical Demonstration
  5. 5. Planning a Technical Demonstration •Analyze your audience •How many will attend? •Arrange the facilities LTEC 4121/ATTD 5121: Developing Effective Presentation Skills; Chapter 9: Presenting a Technical Demonstration
  6. 6. Planning a Technical Demonstration •Prepare your notes •Review the steps •Prepare a reference sheet LTEC 4121/ATTD 5121: Developing Effective Presentation Skills; Chapter 9: Presenting a Technical Demonstration
  7. 7. Preparing a Technical Demonstration • Collect supplies and practice steps • Plan time for demonstration steps and practice • Develop your media • Know how to operate the equipment . . . LTEC 4121/ATTD 5121: Developing Effective Presentation Skills; Chapter 9: Presenting a Technical Demonstration
  8. 8. Making sure that each item works properly and that you are familiar with the proper terminology
  9. 9. Preparing a Technical Demonstration What else is critical to a successful technical demonstration? • Practice the procedure in advance How should the needed theory be handled? • Hint: In an illustrated presentation before your demonstration? What should I do if the procedure is very complex? • Break it down into smaller, more manageable segments LTEC 4121/ATTD 5121: Developing Effective Presentation Skills; Chapter 9: Presenting a Technical Demonstration
  10. 10. LTEC 4121/ATTD 5121: Developing Effective Presentation Skills; Chapter 9: Presenting a Technical Demonstration A few examples of technical demonstrations
  11. 11. Delivering a Technical Demonstration To deliver you demonstration, proceed as follows: • Following your introduction • Move into the body of your demonstration by going slowly through each step. • Check whether your participants understand by asking questions and providing feedback. • Stress appropriately & safetly for certain demonstrations LTEC 4121/ATTD 5121: Developing Effective Presentation Skills; Chapter 9: Presenting a Technical Demonstration
  12. 12. Delivering a Technical Demonstration To deliver you demonstration, proceed as follows: • To ensure that each participant can see exactly what it is you are demonstrating, walk into your audience whenever possible. • Avoid passing items among your participants during your demonstration. • When demonstrating a procedure that could be performed several ways, demonstrate only one, preferably the most common one. 10 LTEC 4121/ATTD 5121: Developing Effective Presentation Skills; Chapter 9: Presenting a Technical Demonstration
  13. 13. Delivering a Technical Demonstration To deliver you demonstration, proceed as follows: • Reinforce your demonstration by concluding with an effective summary. • Immediately following your demonstration is an ideal time for your participants to practice the procedures. 11 LTEC 4121/ATTD 5121: Developing Effective Presentation Skills; Chapter 9: Presenting a Technical Demonstration
  14. 14. Chapter Review • A technical demonstration is a strategy used to present task steps or procedure • Follow the same steps as in any other presentation when planning for a demonstration • Make sure you have mastered the skill or procedure • Be aware of time necessary to demonstrate skill LTEC 4121/ATTD 5121: Developing Effective Presentation Skills; Chapter 9: Presenting a Technical Demonstration
  15. 15. Chapter 9: The End To Complete for Module 9: • Module 9 Discussion • Assignment #18 • Assignment #19 LTEC 4121/ATTD 5121: Developing Effective Presentation Skills; Chapter 9: Presenting a Technical Demonstration

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