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Public speaking and presentations for women around the world

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Public speaking and presentations for women around the world

  1. 1. WIN Training Public Speaking and Presentations For Women around the world
  2. 2. Why are we offering a free workshop? Because for many, public speaking is worse than: Fear of death/Fear of spiders/fear itself – we can help Symptoms: Sleepless nights/Anxiety attacks/Dry mouth Sweaty palms/Blanking – all normal reactions We want women to be visible and to reflect the positions they hold in the industry. There are not enough women on panels! Public speaking is too important to be left to men.. © 2017 Worldwide Independent Network Ltd. All rights reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, or stored in any retrieval system of any nature without express prior written permission of the copyright holder.Public Speaking & Presentations
  3. 3. Public Speaking & Presentations © 2017 Worldwide Independent Network Ltd. All rights reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, or stored in any retrieval system of any nature without express prior written permission of the copyright holder.
  4. 4. Public Speaking & Presentations 1. Attitude and confidence 2. Practical preparation • Audience • Content • Style • Tools 3. Question handling 4. Personal preparation © 2017 Worldwide Independent Network Ltd. All rights reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, or stored in any retrieval system of any nature without express prior written permission of the copyright holder.
  5. 5. Public Speaking & Presentations 1. Attitude and confidence What is your attitude towards public speaking? Whatever it is, it will show. Your level of confidence will be high or low or somewhere in the middle. And it will show. How do we optimise both? Remember – you have been asked to speak publicly because you are the expert ‘Imposter syndrome’ is a normal response © 2017 Worldwide Independent Network Ltd. All rights reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, or stored in any retrieval system of any nature without express prior written permission of the copyright holder.
  6. 6. Public Speaking & Presentations 2. Practical preparation Audience • Panel or solo? • Who are they? Friend or Foe? Neutral? • What will they be like to talk to? • How knowledgeable are they? • What do they expect? • How long have you got? • Any language or cultural issues? You cannot prepare to talk to a blank void. You need to have a defined audience clearly in mind from the beginning, and plan content and style accordingly. © 2017 Worldwide Independent Network Ltd. All rights reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, or stored in any retrieval system of any nature without express prior written permission of the copyright holder.
  7. 7. Public Speaking & Presentations 3. Practical preparation Content • Relevant • Reasonable • Right for audience • Readily understandable by this audience • Well constructed © 2017 Worldwide Independent Network Ltd. All rights reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, or stored in any retrieval system of any nature without express prior written permission of the copyright holder.
  8. 8. Public Speaking & Presentations 4. Practical preparation Content comprises • Structure (logical flowchart, mindmap) • Information which is fitted into that structure • Added value (creativity and persuasion) – via the choice of words, images and visual aids, choice of media, interactivity • Keywords © 2017 Worldwide Independent Network Ltd. All rights reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, or stored in any retrieval system of any nature without express prior written permission of the copyright holder.
  9. 9. Public Speaking & Presentations 5. Practical preparation Style = impression management Manage the impression you make, don’t just let it happen. • Eye contact – non-existent to desperate • Gestures – stiff/immobile to arm-waving/wild • Posture – body language • Facial expression – vacant to exaggerated © 2017 Worldwide Independent Network Ltd. All rights reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, or stored in any retrieval system of any nature without express prior written permission of the copyright holder.
  10. 10. Public Speaking & Presentations 5. Practical preparation (cont.) • Positioning –static/mobile • Presence – slight to oppressive • Projection – too close to obtrusive • Confidence – timid to aggressive • Defensive – don’t be! • Commitment – couldn’t care less to alienating • It’s not about you, don’t worry! … also dress and language © 2017 Worldwide Independent Network Ltd. All rights reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, or stored in any retrieval system of any nature without express prior written permission of the copyright holder.
  11. 11. Public Speaking & Presentations 6. Practical preparation 1: Tools • None • Powerpoint • Other visual aids – AV, flipcharts • Handouts © 2017 Worldwide Independent Network Ltd. All rights reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, or stored in any retrieval system of any nature without express prior written permission of the copyright holder.
  12. 12. Public Speaking & Presentations 7. Practical preparation 2: left Brain – structure & planning The logical flowchart: • An appropriate greeting - My Lords, Ladies.. • Icebreaker – but only if you’re comfortable – ‘I’ve been invited here today….’ also fine • Establish your credibility – talk about yourself • Monologue or dialogue – invite dialogue © 2017 Worldwide Independent Network Ltd. All rights reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, or stored in any retrieval system of any nature without express prior written permission of the copyright holder.
  13. 13. Public Speaking & Presentations 7. Practical preparation 2: left Brain – structure & planning (cont.) The logical flowchart: • State your purpose • Is it what the audience needs to hear? Key • Signposting – build a case • Linking and bridging – see below • Summarising – see below • Conclusion - see below "Tell them what you are going to tell them, tell them, then tell them what you told them.” Aristotle © 2017 Worldwide Independent Network Ltd. All rights reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, or stored in any retrieval system of any nature without express prior written permission of the copyright holder.
  14. 14. Public Speaking & Presentations 8. Practical preparation 3: right brain – creativity & persuasion Adding interest and value – for them and for yourself • Selling/Convincing • Advertising/Propagandising • Seducing/Advocating • Manipulating • Building knowledge for the audience • None of the above? • Respect your Audience © 2017 Worldwide Independent Network Ltd. All rights reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, or stored in any retrieval system of any nature without express prior written permission of the copyright holder.
  15. 15. Public Speaking & Presentations 9. Practical preparation 4: right brain – creativity & persuasion Adding interest and value – for them and for yourself • Selling? - Satisfy their needs - find the synergy - features, advantage and benefits • Convincing? - facts - statistics - case studies • Advertising? - similar to selling but promoting rather than demanding a “buy” decision © 2017 Worldwide Independent Network Ltd. All rights reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, or stored in any retrieval system of any nature without express prior written permission of the copyright holder.
  16. 16. Public Speaking & Presentations 10.Practical preparation 5: right brain – creativity & persuasion Adding interest and value – for them and for yourself • Propagandising? - Building solidarity, by selective information and spin It has its legitimate uses, and a lot of it goes on anyway, but be careful. • Seducing? - this is about promise, not propaganda © 2017 Worldwide Independent Network Ltd. All rights reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, or stored in any retrieval system of any nature without express prior written permission of the copyright holder.
  17. 17. Public Speaking & Presentations 10.Practical preparation 5: right brain – creativity & persuasion (cont.) Adding interest and value – for them and for yourself • Advocating? - persuasion + call to decision or action • Manipulating? - don’t! © 2017 Worldwide Independent Network Ltd. All rights reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, or stored in any retrieval system of any nature without express prior written permission of the copyright holder.
  18. 18. Public Speaking & Presentations 11.Question handling • Control the way questions are managed by the organisers – agree beforehand • Questions or no questions? • How? • When? • When questions are not questions but statements, usually from someone with an axe.. © 2017 Worldwide Independent Network Ltd. All rights reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, or stored in any retrieval system of any nature without express prior written permission of the copyright holder.
  19. 19. Public Speaking & Presentations 12.Personal preparation • Your props - give your brain a plot to follow, mind map? - 25 key words, focus on key message - written out/notes/learnt? Find your method and stick to it - important to know what props work best for you - no ‘one-size fits all © 2017 Worldwide Independent Network Ltd. All rights reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, or stored in any retrieval system of any nature without express prior written permission of the copyright holder.
  20. 20. Public Speaking & Presentations 12.Personal preparation (cont.) •At least three rehearsals for a keynote - on your own – as it comes - on your own – timed and read out loud - with a critical friend •Mental preparation - My Mummy Loves Lovely Munchy Mincemeat - ommmmmm – and don’t forget to breathe! © 2017 Worldwide Independent Network Ltd. All rights reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, or stored in any retrieval system of any nature without express prior written permission of the copyright holder.
  21. 21. Homework: https://www.ted.com/playlists/192/10_talks_by_wom Public Speaking & Presentations © 2017 Worldwide Independent Network Ltd. All rights reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, or stored in any retrieval system of any nature without express prior written permission of the copyright holder.
  22. 22. Public Speaking & Presentations © 2017 Worldwide Independent Network Ltd. All rights reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, or stored in any retrieval system of any nature without express prior written permission of the copyright holder. © 2017 Worldwide Independent Network Ltd. All rights reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, or stored in any retrieval system of any nature without express prior written permission of the copyright holder.

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