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Nerd Presentations are Boring - Supplemental Learning Guide

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Would you like Steve Jobs magnetic presentation skills to replace the boring business presentations of ‘nerds’ (techies, academics, scientists, and inventors)?

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- How to invigorate nerdy presentation performance

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Nerd Presentations are Boring - Supplemental Learning Guide

  1. 1. SupplementalNERD presentations are boringHow to invigorate nerdy presentation performance By: Ah’livia presentation here  is the presentation nerd?The presentation nerd is a boring techie, academic, scientist, or inventor.Who is the ?Your audience may consist of ‚nerds‛ and non-techies. It is your job to identify who youraudience is. Understanding your audience’s characteristics will help you better influence themby catering your presentation around their style.Since your audience may not contain your peer group of ‚nerds‛ be sure to limit the techiejargon. However be careful to not dumb things down too much because doing so may insultyour audience.Finally remember that your audience is not comprised of techie robots but instead humanswith emotions. So focus on selling the audience your content and the sentiments it brings.
  2. 2. How does effective presentation sound?Presentation speech is best when it consists of vibrant and various speech tones and patterns.Speech is the worst when it’s a consistent drone of monotone words.What effect can have on presentations?It is not uncommon to hear people praise the benefits of diversity, but it is somewhatuncomfortable to discuss when diversity is not desired. Accents can become obstacles tosuccessful communication.It wastes time when the audience is mentally interpreting the speaker’s words rather than theconcepts being presented. Make it easy for them and have the person on your team with theleast sounding accent (accent most similar to the presentation location’s accent) present thematerial. When the audience is not affected by unfamiliar accents it increases the likelihood ofthem going along with your idea.Who should you ?TV is the best presentation coach. Your audience may consist of 30 to maybe a few hundredpeople whereas television has millions of viewers, so they must be doing something right. Gohome and watch your favorite scripted television show. Pay attention to what characters aremost favored on the show. Do the characters use extravagant wordy speech or short clearphrases? Practicing this technique will make you more relatable to your audience.How to incorporate while presenting?Ditch glancing at notes and simply look up and speak to your audience. Looking down whilereading notes both separates you from your audience and insults them. It is insulting becauseit comes off as though you are reading stories to children rather than having a dialogue withadults.
  3. 3. What do you need to up?‚Nerd‛ research often consists of mounds of detailed information. However it is a critical errorto translate the same heap of information to the audience using visuals. Clean up visual aidsby editing them down to the most significant points.How to enhance appeal?The ‘Business Basics’ wardrobe guidelines (slide 23) is the best recommendation for allpresentation scenarios.However if you choose to wear something innovative (like the keyboard – jeans shown on slide24) I recommend pairing them with a crisp conservative button up shirt, linen tie, and finishingoff this outfit with trendy styled loafers. Communications specialist ah.livia@yahoo.com

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