How To Present Tobacco Underground

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  • Produced by Catalyst - Minnesota’s own anti-tobacco program. www. Be TheCatalyst.org Contact Info: Andy Berndt - 651-270-6589
  • How To Present Tobacco Underground

    1. 1. Title Slide Goes Here
    2. 2. What’s this session about? <ul><li>Why are we doing this? </li></ul><ul><li>What role do I have in the Catalyst movement? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the basic things I need to know to present? </li></ul><ul><li>What kind of questions will I get when presenting? </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s give it a try! </li></ul>
    3. 3. Why are we doing this? <ul><li>Your role in the Catalyst movement: </li></ul><ul><li>Peer-to-peer messaging will grow the movement </li></ul><ul><li>The opportunity to reach your peers in a unique way </li></ul><ul><li>When YOU talk to your peers they will listen </li></ul><ul><li>If we all do our part, real change can happen </li></ul>
    4. 4. Presenting: The Basics <ul><li>Structure </li></ul><ul><li>Think of presentation as a story: </li></ul><ul><li>beginning, middle, and end </li></ul><ul><li>Beginning : get audience’s attention </li></ul><ul><li>Middle : tell the story </li></ul><ul><li>End : tie everything together, ask for questions </li></ul>
    5. 5. Presenting: The Basics <ul><li>Engage your audience </li></ul><ul><li>Hook ‘em with an intriguing fact or statistic </li></ul><ul><li>Tell interesting back stories </li></ul><ul><li>Share how tobacco has personally affected you </li></ul><ul><li>Show some emotion-why does this issue matter to you? </li></ul><ul><li>Be yourself- be creative, funny, make it your own </li></ul><ul><li>Have fun! </li></ul>
    6. 6. Presenting: The Basics <ul><li>Know the material </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare : thoroughly read the material, stay updated on local news </li></ul><ul><li>Practice : in front of the mirror, your parents, your dog, whoever’ll listen </li></ul><ul><li>Anticipate questions : find out answers to as many questions as you can before you present. Never make up an answer </li></ul>
    7. 7. Other Tips <ul><li>General reminders: </li></ul><ul><li>Relax-being nervous is okay </li></ul><ul><li>Visualize yourself giving the presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Concentrate on the message </li></ul><ul><li>Keep an eye on the audience </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage questions </li></ul><ul><li>Gain experience-experience builds confidence </li></ul>
    8. 8. Common questions <ul><li>How do I answer these questions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do you smoke? Have you ever? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why don’t they make cigarettes illegal? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What’s worse marijuana or cigarettes? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What’s worse chew tobacco or cigarettes? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Questions that start out with “I heard…” </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Now what? <ul><li>Where do I go from here: </li></ul><ul><li>Practice </li></ul><ul><li>Learn more, study, find out more </li></ul><ul><li>This is just the beginning </li></ul><ul><li>When will I get my my resources to start presenting? </li></ul>
    10. 10. Resources <ul><li>www.bethecatylyst.org </li></ul><ul><li>www.thetruth.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://tobaccofreekids.org </li></ul><ul><li>www.americanlegacy.org </li></ul>
    11. 11. Let’s practice <ul><li>Divide into groups and practice the presentation </li></ul>

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