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Learning 101: Presentation Skills

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You will probably have to do a presentation during your time in college. Here are some tips on making it awesome

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Learning 101: Presentation Skills

  1. 1. Today • • • • • Creating Structuring Engaging Visualizing Listening
  2. 2. Fear of Public Speaking • • • • • • More preparation Don’t read word for word Learn your “script” Stop tying presentation to your worth Are you nervous about your nerves? Use this presentation as practice for the next
  3. 3. Bad Presentations • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ke5_STagYbk • What were some his downfalls? • What did he do well?
  4. 4. Developing Content: 5 Ws • • • • • • Who is the audience What is the topic/question? Where will you present? When will you present – how long? Why are you doing this presentation? How will you present this topic?
  5. 5. Developing Content • • • • • Background information Motivation Information Conclusion What is the take away?
  6. 6. Outline/Structure • Beginning – Tell them what your going to tell them • Middle – Tell them • End – Tell them what you told them
  7. 7. Be Engaging and Professional • Use humor – to engage the audience, but keep it rated G • Use pictures – strategically, do they help the audience understand your presentation • Keep the audience interested • Use appropriate humor and pictures.
  8. 8. Engaging the Audience • • • • Make eye contact Vary your tone of voice If possible, allow for audience participation Slow down, don’t rush
  9. 9. Visual Aids • • • • • • Don’t start with your visual aid Use them with purpose Limit the words Don’t read off the slides Use appropriate pictures Be cautious with new technology
  10. 10. Visual Aids • 6 words, 6 lines • Challenge: try to not use bullet points
  11. 11. Group Presentations • • • • • • Everyone needs to participate Don’t cut off your teammates Don’t correct your teammates Choose one person to click through slides Don’t walk around a lot Make sure everyone is equally prepared
  12. 12. Being the Audience • • • • • Remember what it feels like to present Actively listen Ask a question Be supportive Put your phone away
  13. 13. Conclusion • • • • • Content: 5 Ws Use visual aids meaningfully Practice makes perfect Keep it professional Be a good audience

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