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5 and a half top tips for successful presentations

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5 and a half top tips for successful presentations

  1. 1. 5½ top tipsfor successfulpresentations
  2. 2. 5½ top tips for successful presentations#1: admit your nerves  what are you scared of?  what are the symptoms of fear?  it’s normal to be nervous  admit your nerves  stop being selfish  managing nerves • how you stand • how you breath • How you speak – pace, pitch, tone • eye contact • smile
  3. 3. 5½ top tips for successful presentations#2: know your audience  research your audience  let the audience see a human being  let the audience know you know something about them  let the audience know you are there to help them solve a problem
  4. 4. 5½ top tips for successful presentations#3: be aware of your personal impact your voice your body language your dress
  5. 5. 5½ top tips for successful presentations#4: structure is key  beginning • strong • engaging • outline • build rapport  middle • main points • be careful of ‘content overload’ – how many points per number of minutes??  end • tell ‘em what you told ‘em!
  6. 6. 5½ top tips for successful presentations#5: using presentation tools you!!! • the best tool there is! flipchart • really handy for recording • can create audience rapport / participation handouts powerpoint • everywhere and really draining • if you have to use it – use it when necessary and don’t be afraid to turn it off
  7. 7. 5½ top tips for successful presentations the ½never apologise
  8. 8. thank you Kathy Ennis 020 8926 0331 kathy@kathyennis.co.uk www.kathyennis.co.uk @kathyennis

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