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Presentation skills

  1. 1. Presentation Skills boko0891.blogspot.com
  2. 2. “The mind is a wonderful thing. It starts working the minute you are born and never stops until you get up to speak in public.” - Roscoe Drummond boko0891.blogspot.com
  3. 3. What is Presentation? Ideas, concepts or issues talked about or spoken to a group or audience Skills required to give a good presentation can be developed Preparation is the Key boko0891.blogspot.com
  4. 4. Preparation/Planning  Aspects in the development of a good presentation  Subject Centered (Material)  Audience Centered (Audience)  Self Centered (Self) “I want (who) to (what) (where, when and how) because (why)” boko0891.blogspot.com
  5. 5. How to choose the topic?  Who is your audience?  What do you want to present (content)?  Why do you want to present (purpose)?  Where will you be presenting (place)?  How do you want to present (words to be used or not, slides to be used) boko0891.blogspot.com
  6. 6. RESEARCH THE AUDIENCE  What is the audience interested in  What does the audience want  What does the audience already know and needs to know  What are their needs, expectations from this presentation  How will the audience benefit from this presentation boko0891.blogspot.com
  7. 7. ORGANISATION  Structuring the presentation 2 to 2.5 mints--- opening/beginning 20 to 21 mints--- body 2 to 3 mints --- closing/end 5 mints --- questions boko0891.blogspot.com
  8. 8. The Beginning  Should be carefully designed  Get attention - shock, humour, question, story, facts & figures  Motivate audience to listen - listen to their needs boko0891.blogspot.com
  9. 9. Preparation & Structure  Sequence should be logical & understandable  Interim summaries- Recaps  Value of visual aids-flip charts, handouts etc. boko0891.blogspot.com
  10. 10. Concluding  Last 2 to 2.5 minutes are as critical as the first five minutes for a successful presentation  Summarize- highlight important points  Suggest action- what to do and when, where and how to do it boko0891.blogspot.com
  11. 11. Stage Fright  Everyone has it to some degree  Can be used constructively  Key issue is not elimination of fear Instead channel the energy it generates for an effective presentation boko0891.blogspot.com
  12. 12. Effective Delivery  Be active - move  Be purposeful - controlled gestures  Variations – vocal (pitch, volume, rate)  Be natural  Be direct – don’t just talk in front of the audience talk to them boko0891.blogspot.com
  13. 13. Group Facilitation Verbal Communication- barriers  Speaking too fast  Using jargon  Tone and content  Complicated or ambiguous language  Not questioning  Physical State of the audience boko0891.blogspot.com
  14. 14. Sensitivity to the audience  “see” the audience  Take non-verbal feedback -congruent and incongruent body language  Modify to meet audience needs  Don’t just make it as a presentation boko0891.blogspot.com
  15. 15. Handling Questions  Do not get confused  You are not supposed to know everything  Anticipate and keep answers ready  Sometime questions themselves give you a lead to highlight your point of view boko0891.blogspot.com
  16. 16. Visual Aids  While using a over head projector face the audience while talking  Point with a pen  Appropriate lighting  Watch the colours  Ensure clear visibility  10 lines, 10 words per line boko0891.blogspot.com
  17. 17. What Makes You A Good Presenter? Be Well Informed Good Preparation Good Knowledge Have A Message Self Confidence Sincerity Believe in what you Present boko0891.blogspot.com
  18. 18. Presentation Skills So to conclude : Always prepare Channelize you fear Interact with your audience TIP Close your presentation to make a favorable, lasting impression boko0891.blogspot.com
  19. 19. Qualities of a good presenter (the 4 Ps)  Planning- researched information, prepares outline, content, good start and end.  Perseverance- upgrade skills regularly, takes and works on the feedback.  Patience- correct body language and temperament.  Practice- rehearses and records, presentation, practice in front of the mirror for correct body language. boko0891.blogspot.com
  20. 20. REHEARSE You need 10,000 hours of practicing to become World Class at any field . boko0891.blogspot.com
  21. 21. Strive for continuous improvement  Measure the success of your talk.  Identify the strengths as well as areas to improve.  Decide how you will improve the next talk.  Learn something new every day. TIP Remember to PLAN / PREPARE / PRACTICE / PRESENT boko0891.blogspot.com
  22. 22. Thank you boko0891.blogspot.com

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