5+ Secrets for a Winning Presentation

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5 of the best kept secrets to consider when preparing for your next presentation.

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  • Good Morning / Afternoon and thank you Carolyn / Jenn for getting us started things off. Hello and welcome to 5+ Strategies for a Winning Presentation. I am very pleased to be with you here today. And thrilled to recognize a few names of folks in today's session And look forward to getting to know the everyone else. But before we get started, I have to talk to you about an Apple, in fact it is a braeburn apple (click)
  • Step Up step up and try something new And that is what we will be looking at today Strategies to go beyond the expected . . . Click to: Beyond the Expected
  • Go Beyond the Expected . . . and audience something surprising, unforgettable, that still provides concrete learnings And that is what we are going to talk about today. . . Strategies that will you can use to surprise, engage, and win over your audience. Because ultimately isn’t that what we all want, is to win over our audience? Think about it, winning over your audience translates to them: Actively participating in your presentation by Listening to what you have to say, and hopefully Talking to others the “oh WOW” of your presentation. So, I’d like to start by asking you’re a question. . . (click to Jot Down question)
  • Strategy #1: Feed Your Fans Did you know you have a fan club? Think about it . . . You do . . . Anyone that comes to your session is a FAN They want you to succeed. Because that let’s them know that they made a good decision coming to your session (over the competition). So, the good news is . . . You are already in a winning situation, So, the first strategy is to “Feed Your Fans” How do you do it? Click to overview slide . . . Fulfill Your Promises and Follow the Platinum Rule
  • Strategy #2: Less is More We've all been there, sitting through yet another mind-numbing presentation feeling overwhelmed with information. . . so much information we don’t know where to begin or what to do. You want to speak as long as it takes you to get the message cross, no more, no less. If you have 75 minutes of content, for a 60 minute session you’ll have to edit ruthlessly and focus your message Rhetorical Question: So, where to start? Click to: Less is More Overview slide
  • Strategy #3: Knock Their Socks Off This strategy is all about engaging your audience Your audience wants more than a lecture, more than a PPT presentation that they could have grab as a handout and be done with it. Your audience wants an experience -- something that will make them walk away feeling like your session was worth their time So, let’s talk about some tips you can use to engage your audience
  • Strategy #4: Manage Your Time One of the concerns we heard consistently, across the board, was how do I manage my time? Good Question There is nothing worse for both the presenter and your audience, than when a speaker realizes they have more content than time and start rushing through their presentation to “cram” everything in. Your ability to manage the time you have allotted says a lot about you . . . And impacts your credibility, confidence and connection with your audience. When I work with clients, learning to manage time is one of my top 3 priorities I look out for. (others, solid content, overall comfort with messaging and timing) So, what can you do to manage your time? Click to . . . 4 steps to mange your time
  • . . . what should you being doing so that when you get up to present you are at the top on your game I am going to let you in on 4 of the best kept secrets that can make a major difference in your presentation. They are going to sound so simple that you may want to blow them off – DON’T! Click to: Ready, Set Go Overview slide
  • 5+ Secrets for a Winning Presentation

    1. 1. 5+ Secrets for a Winning Presentation <ul><li>Stephanie Scotti </li></ul>
    2. 2. Step Up 2008 Professionally Speaking All rights reserved. No reproduction without permission
    3. 3. Go Beyond the Expected 2008 Professionally Speaking All rights reserved. No reproduction without permission
    4. 4. Strategy #1: Feed Your Fans 2008 Professionally Speaking All rights reserved. No reproduction without permission
    5. 5. Strategy #2: Less is More 2008 Professionally Speaking All rights reserved. No reproduction without permission
    6. 6. Strategy #3: Knock Their Socks Off 2008 Professionally Speaking All rights reserved. No reproduction without permission
    7. 7. Strategy # 4: Manage Your Time 2008 Professionally Speaking All rights reserved. No reproduction without permission
    8. 8. Strategy #5: Ready, Set, Go 2008 Professionally Speaking All rights reserved. No reproduction without permission
    9. 9. Enjoy . . . Sweet Success 2008 Professionally Speaking All rights reserved. No reproduction without permission

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