What’s a presentation?
The manner or style in which something is given, offered, or
3 Ps of presentation
Preparation is the key to success of any presentation
A 5 minute speech may require 5 hours of preparation
Practice will reduce your fears and make you more
The first 2 Ps ensures a successful presentation
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?
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
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!
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
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!
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!”
Presentation – using visual aids
Use clear & minimum words
Ensure your audience can see your message
The audience must follow your thoughts
Use simple words & pictures
Consider the cost & affordability also
Analyze your audience
Wear appropriate attire & be punctual
Use proper body language & voice modulation
Use visual aids wisely