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PRESENTATION SKILLS
From Finny
Speech or Self: More
Important?
“People trust their ears
less than their eyes.”
- Herodotus
“One who forms a judgment on any
point but cannot explain it clearly might
as well never have thought at all on the
subjec...
Before the Presentation
• Get a good night’s sleep!
*6-8 hours (not over / under)
• Eat a legitimate breakfast!
*carbs, fa...
Don’t Worry
• Preparation saves!
• Think positive
• Most nerves aren’t
visible
• Simple visuals
Essentials
• Dress impeccably
• Establish eye contact
early
• Intro = Life (or death)
• Be present
• Speak clearly (practi...
Speaking 1: Tongue Twisters
I am a thistle sifter. I have seven sieves
of unsifted thistles, and seven sieves of
sifted th...
The sixth sheik’s sixth
sheep’s sick.
Double bubble gum
bubbles double.
Rubber baby buggy bumpers.
Speaking 2: Pauses
• Credibility
• Gravity
• Variety
Pausing Example
“They build your basic character. They
mold you for your future roles as the
custodians of the nation's de...
Speaking 3: Loudness
• Mics are half the battle
• Standard + 30
“Secondary Matters”
• Movement
*intention
• Gestures / Expressions
*hands, face
Adrenaline
Anxiety vs Excitement
Time
• Keep track of time
• Don’t make it obvious
• Copy of PowerPoint
The End
• Make sure it ENDS!
• Summarize, Emphasize, Inspire
• SMILE!
• Thank your audience
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  1. 1. PRESENTATION SKILLS From Finny
  2. 2. Speech or Self: More Important? “People trust their ears less than their eyes.” - Herodotus
  3. 3. “One who forms a judgment on any point but cannot explain it clearly might as well never have thought at all on the subject.” - Pericles
  4. 4. Before the Presentation • Get a good night’s sleep! *6-8 hours (not over / under) • Eat a legitimate breakfast! *carbs, fats, calories = energy! *caffeine curse • Use the restroom at least 5-10 minutes before! *don’t make us wait • Make sure you have water available
  5. 5. Don’t Worry • Preparation saves! • Think positive • Most nerves aren’t visible • Simple visuals
  6. 6. Essentials • Dress impeccably • Establish eye contact early • Intro = Life (or death) • Be present • Speak clearly (practice)
  7. 7. Speaking 1: Tongue Twisters I am a thistle sifter. I have seven sieves of unsifted thistles, and seven sieves of sifted thistles…because I am a thistle sifter.
  8. 8. The sixth sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick.
  9. 9. Double bubble gum bubbles double.
  10. 10. Rubber baby buggy bumpers.
  11. 11. Speaking 2: Pauses • Credibility • Gravity • Variety
  12. 12. Pausing Example “They build your basic character. They mold you for your future roles as the custodians of the nation's defense. They make you strong enough to know when you are weak, and brave enough to face yourself when you are afraid.” -Douglas MacArthur
  13. 13. Speaking 3: Loudness • Mics are half the battle • Standard + 30
  14. 14. “Secondary Matters” • Movement *intention • Gestures / Expressions *hands, face
  15. 15. Adrenaline Anxiety vs Excitement
  16. 16. Time • Keep track of time • Don’t make it obvious • Copy of PowerPoint
  17. 17. The End • Make sure it ENDS! • Summarize, Emphasize, Inspire • SMILE! • Thank your audience

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