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  1. 1. YOUR LOGO Great Presentations How to write and give great presentations Graham Jones
  2. 2. What makes a good presenter? Over to YOU......!
  3. 3. What Makes A Good Presenter? Good  Focus on the audience needs  Make lots of eye contact  Do not have a script  Informal  Move around  Ask questions  Involve the audience  Stick to time Bad  Focus on the content  Turn back on audience  Use notes and scripts  Formal  Static  Do not engage with audience  Read slides out  Run over time Some common themes
  4. 4. Who do you believe?
  5. 5. Who do you believe? Who might comment on the scene? Most believable person / profession? Next most believable person / profession? And so on... 1 2 3 4 5 6
  6. 6. Who do you believe? Actual results Medical Professionals Independent Experts Eyewitnesses 1 2 3 4 5 6 Pressure Groups / Safety Charities Government / Authorities The Company
  7. 7. Who do you believe? Who knows most? 1 2 3 4 5 6
  8. 8. Who knows the most? Actual results The Company Government / Authorities Pressure Groups / Safety Charities 1 2 3 4 5 6 Eyewitnesses Independent Experts Medical Professionals
  9. 9. Who do you believe? Belief 1. Medical Professions 2. Independent Experts 3. Eye Witnesses 4. Pressure Groups 5. Government / Authorities 6. The Company Knowledge 1. The Company 2. Government / Authorities 3. Pressure Groups 4. Eye Witnesses 5. Independent Experts 6. Medical Professions Compare the results
  10. 10. We believe everything that doctors say whilst accepting they know nothing
  11. 11. Believability in presenting  The best presenters show us they care for us in the audience What the research tells us Care Passion  The best presenters are passionate about their subject and deliver it enthusiastically  The best presentations are focused and do not try to give too much content Focus
  12. 12. The Four Ps of presentations PLAN  Research your audience  Find out about the venue  Understand the themes PREPARE  Think about your message  Use mind maps or visual notes  Construct useful slides PRACTICE  Go through the slides  Practice out loud  Know your beginning and end PRESENT  Ask questions  Involve  Keep to time Fundamentals for every good presentation
  13. 13. Preparing your slides Emphasise Explain Entertain You only need slides for three reasons
  14. 14. Consider web sites Which websites are truly successful?
  15. 15. Successful websites What do they do? Focus on the audience Involve / interact Single minded 1 2 3 4 5 6 Up to date Respond to questions Know their stuff
  16. 16. Photo courtesy: Jack and Beverly Wilgus
  17. 17. FOCUS ON YOUR AUDIENCE
  18. 18. Some useful tools Preparing • iMind Map – thinkbuzan.com • Presentation Load – presentationload.com • iStock Photo – istock.com • SlideShare – slideshare.net Presenting • SlideRocket – sliderocket.com • Skype – skype.com • AnyMeeting – anymeeting.com Use these to boost your presentations
  19. 19. Focus on YOUR audience Content is secondary
  20. 20. www.presentationtips.co.uk

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