Making Successful Presentations


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a basic presentation designed to aid in developing visuals for speaking engagements

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  • Making Successful Presentations

    1. 1. Making Successful Presentations
    2. 2. Objectives <ul><li>You will learn key elements of making successful presentations, resulting in improved communication of your message. </li></ul><ul><li>You will learn to utilize the WIIFM concept in order to connect with your audience. </li></ul><ul><li>You will learn to apply basic design elements for creating supporting visual aids. </li></ul>
    3. 3. “ There are two types of speakers, those that are nervous and those that are liars.” Mark Twain
    4. 4. Why do we make presentations?
    5. 5. 2 A giving or exchanging of information, signals, or messages as by talk, gestures, or writing 5 The art of expressing ideas, especially in speech and writing
    6. 6. 80% Communication
    7. 7. 20%
    8. 8. Informative
    9. 9. Persuasive
    10. 10. WIIFM
    11. 11. Be prepared
    12. 12. Rehearse
    13. 13. Timing
    14. 14. Clarity
    15. 16. Control
    16. 17. Equipment
    17. 18. Relax
    18. 19. Energy
    19. 20. Connect
    20. 21. Basic Design Elements
    21. 22. Making Successful Presentations <ul><li>Welcome to the Making Successful Presentations Session. I apologize upfront. I am not an expert in this topic, but we could not find anyone to do it. So, I’ve done a little reading and educated myself about communication . So, we’ll make the best of it. </li></ul><ul><li>Objectives: </li></ul><ul><li>WE have several important objectives for the session today, all of which are designed to help you achieve your ultimate goal—becoming a more effective communicator. I assure you that all of the objectives are measurable and achievable, and can be evaluated—both quantitatively and anecdotally. When we are through today, you will have mastered them, thus being one step closer to becoming a strong communicator. </li></ul><ul><li>Questions? </li></ul><ul><li>Types of Presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Inform </li></ul><ul><li>Teach </li></ul><ul><li>Motivate </li></ul><ul><li>Sell </li></ul><ul><li>Persuade </li></ul>Animation issues Design issues Text issues Content issues
    22. 23. Making Successful Presentations Color scheme is congruent Background and images are relevant Font is large and legible
    23. 24. Presentations “ There are two types of speakers: those that are nervous and those that are liars.” Mark Twain Why the black Background?
    24. 25. “ There are two types of speakers, those that are nervous and those that are liars.” Mark Twain Taking it a step further
    25. 26. Presentation Basics <ul><li>Prepare materials ahead of time </li></ul><ul><li>Know your material </li></ul>Be prepared Limit bullet items Keep to the center
    26. 27. Be prepared Image eliminates need for bullets Expound on this point