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Presentation skills

  1. 1. Making a Presentation J. Shailesh 1 10-Jan-14
  2. 2. What’s a presentation? The manner or style in which something is given, offered, or displayed. 2 10-Jan-14
  3. 3. 3 Ps of presentation  Prepare  Preparation is the key to success of any presentation  A 5 minute speech may require 5 hours of preparation  Practice  Practice will reduce your fears and make you more confident  Present  The first 2 Ps ensures a successful presentation 3 10-Jan-14
  4. 4. The first ‘P’ – how to Prepare  What is the topic?  When is the presentation?  Where to present the topic?  Who is the audience?  Why this topic for this audience?  How to make the presentation more effective? 4 10-Jan-14
  5. 5. Preparation – critical points  Know your environment: Hall/ Open area  Know the audience: get the demographics  Prepare an outline first  Make a rough draft  Collect relevant data and material  Finalize the presentation using data 5 10-Jan-14
  6. 6. Preparation – activity  Prepare a presentation on “How to succeed in life?”  Audience: CEOs of top 25 companies of India  Age group: 25 – 65 years  Place: Lawns of Taj Connemara in Chennai! 6 10-Jan-14
  7. 7. The second ‘P’ – how to Practice  Read aloud as in a presentation  Rehearse the timings  Rehearse in front of a mirror  Practice in front of an audience  Practice with complete attire 7 10-Jan-14
  8. 8. The third ‘P’ – Presentation  Wear appropriate attire  Reach the venue ahead of time  Be prepared for any exigencies  Before you start, smile at the audience  Maintain „eye-contact‟ throughout  Let your body speak along with you  Be with the audience, don‟t lose contact! 8 10-Jan-14
  9. 9. Voice Modulation activity  “Do you still believe him?”  “Can you come here, please?”  “I can assure you of our services”  “What? Are you joking?”  “What are you doing here?”  “Oh! My god! What‟s this?”  “I‟m alright! Please leave me alone”  “Do you like it here?”  “So kind of you to help us!”  “No! Thanks!” 9 10-Jan-14
  10. 10. Presentation – using visual aids 10 10-Jan-14
  11. 11. Presentation – using visual aids 11 10-Jan-14
  12. 12. Presentation – using visual aids 12 10-Jan-14
  13. 13. Presentation – Visual aids  Movie clipping  Photographs  Newspaper clipping  Map  Diagram  Models  Tables  Charts  Puzzles 13 10-Jan-14
  14. 14. Presentation – using visual aids  Clarity  Use clear & minimum words  Legibility  Ensure your audience can see your message  Organized  The audience must follow your thoughts  Simplicity  Use simple words & pictures  Economical  Consider the cost & affordability also 14 10-Jan-14
  15. 15. Summary  Prepare  Practice  Present  Analyze your audience  Wear appropriate attire & be punctual  Use proper body language & voice modulation  Use visual aids wisely 15 10-Jan-14

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