Hello and welcome to our today’s friendly meetingin which I’d like to share with you some ideas onspeaking at conferences and in the public in general.
Deciding to come here many of you perhapsrecalled some unhappy experiences form meetingsor conferences where the presenter made youpuzzled, uninterested or even sleepy. Momentswhen after a presentation you thought what thehell was it all about? Or events when the speakerwas so nervous and stressed that it made you feeluneasy and unpleasant?How many of you have attended presentationswhere the presenter read word for word of hisspeech from the slide? How many of you havefound this entertaining and stimulating? Howmany of you were able to stretch your thinking andhold your attention during such a speech? Howmany of you would rather have left the room orhad a nap?
Have you had such an experience?You have?And if I tell you how you can avoid these difficulties inyour public speeches, would you be interested?
Ok then,my name is Lenka Volavkova and I work for Art of English,a new juicy source of information and solid support in a rangeof difficulties you may have in your use of the Englishlanguage, including company meetings, poster sessions, andconference presentations.Art of English decided to help those of you who have to run therisk of standing in front of a big bunch of strangers with largeinquisitive eyes looking at you when you are trying to fulfillthe great expectations on both sides.
You can choose to participate in a blended course getting study material bymail and then having a personal tutorial.Or you can bring your presentation or an idea for one, and work on it stepby step under the guidance of a specialist, learning at the same time theprinciples of presentations and presenting.You can also come with a finished presentation and rehearse in front of aconsultant who will give you a professional feedback and help you makeyour performance even more mature.And if you are really presses by time, which we understand very well, youcan simply send your presentation by mail for a feedback or correction.
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As an appetizer,accept please, a part of the introductory unit calledThe Principles.
We study the principles of public speaking which are the same orsimilar for any speech in any language. The knowledge of theseprinciples gives us a reliable strut, linchpin, or support in creatingand delivering our speeches or posters.What principles would you see under the words in the followingslide?All of them start with these two letters – Co...Try to guess before you click.
UNIT ONE: PRINCIPLESWe often refuse to accept an idea merely because the tone of voicein which it has been expressed is not agreeable to us. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche Co... Co... Co...
Would you ever say that communication is one of the features that are vital fora good presentation? That giving a speech is not isolated monologuing from adetached position near the screen. That it is sharing. Sharing your wonderfulpiece of cake with others who, only when being allowed to taste it in full, cantell you how sweet it is.Would you ever say that the last touch in the creation of your presentation ismade during your speech in cooperation with the audience who help you makethe presentation really exist?Would you ever think that the first thing to work on if you plan to deliver aspeech is to prepare yourself to communicate the data in a reliable andcredible way?Have you ever realized that it may be difficult for people to believe you andwhat you are saying if you do not believe yourself?
Are there any conditions or toolsthat can help us delivera really superb presentation? Before we attempt to answer this question, it would be quite reasonable to know what a bad presentation is. What would you say reasons for a bad presentation may be. Try to answer before you go on.
Reasons for Unexciting datasurpassingly bad Ugly slidespresentations. Language problems NAH!
True reasons for Unpreparednesssurpassingly bad Bad experiencepresentations. Low self-confidence Stage fright
There are many reasons why we suffer from stage-fright.Each of us may have his or hers. You would certainly be able to name some.What hinders you when they stand in front of other people? Just naming them and realizing what they are may help you deal with themon your own. If you want to know more, have a look at the presentationcalled What? The bleep we fear! And why?, or contact us for help firstname.lastname@example.org.There is a choice of remedies that can cure this unpleasant condition. In thecourse and in personal meetings we can together find and apply them tomake you happier as presenters and more successful as workers.
Today I want to mention only one of them which I consider highly efficient –rehearsal. Do you know what the word means?It is something actors do before they have their first night (premiere).They try their roles in a variety of different ways: first they read their partsfrom the script, then they act them out many times, then they play wearingthe costumes having their dress rehearsal. And only after this long andpainful period, they can stand in front of a packed house.A presentation requires the same process. Trying it out many times undervarious conditions so that we won’t panic in front of our audience and will beready to handle any situation that may occur.The next slide wants to answer the question of how long the rehearsal shouldbe. I am sure you know for yourself...but can you guess why the lines in thenext slide overlap?
Let me ask you the last question before I close up our today’s short session:When do you have your last rehearsal of a presentation?Yes, you are right. It is during your presentation.Because it is during your presentation that you can learn what to improve in itand what to avoid in your next performance.So, it is not necessary to panic or be broken when something gets wrong.Just realize what happened, see the reasons, and learn from it for next time.
“Being deeply learned and skilled, beingwell trained and using well spoken words;This is good luck.” ~ BuddhaI sincerely wish you good luck with your presentationsand look forward to meeting you.PhDr. Lenka VolavkováPresentation Performance Course & Counsellingpro.email@example.com