Delivering Power Packed Presentations<br />Lakeisha Moore-Mathews<br />
Giving Presentationswww.studyskills.soton.ac.uk/studytips/presentations.htm<br />Giving presentations and speeches is one ...
4 Objectives<br />Overcoming Fear<br />Preparing For Your Presentation<br />Practicing Your Presentation<br />Delivering Y...
Speech Apprehension<br />
Anxiety<br />You are not alone:<br />Almost everyone experiences some type of fear with public speaking.<br />Many people ...
Communication Apprehension<br />Fear of public speaking is known as Communication Apprehension<br />Symptoms:<br />Increas...
Reducing Communication Apprehension<br />Accept anxiety honestly and face it<br />Develop a positive attitude<br />Adopt c...
Preparing Your Presentation<br />
Eight Stages<br />Objectives<br />Limitations<br />Main Points<br />Beginning<br />Middle<br />End<br />And then<br />Visu...
Stage 1: Objectives<br />To determine objectives, ask yourself:<br />Why are you giving this talk?<br />Who will you be ta...
Stage 2: Limitations<br />Ask yourself:<br />How long have you got?<br />Do you have to follow a certain format?<br />Wher...
Stage 3: Main Points<br />Decide on your main points: No more than three points in a 10-minute talk<br />Is there a logica...
Stage 4: Beginning<br />Briefly introduce your self<br />Check that they can all see and hear you<br />Let them know if yo...
Stage 5: Middle<br />Prepare your talk so you lead the audience through your main points in a logical and interesting fash...
Stage 6: End<br />Summarize what you have said: ‘In this talk we have discussed...'<br />Make your conclusions: ‘It is cle...
Stage 7: And Then…<br />When you have written your presentation, look it over carefully, from the viewpoint of your intend...
Stage 8: Visuals<br />Prepare your visuals:<br />PowerPoint slides<br />Overhead Projector foils<br />Make sure they are c...
Practicing Your Presentation<br />
5 Practice Techniques<br />Practice<br />Visuals<br />Script<br />Space<br />Breathing<br />www.studyskills.soton.ac.uk/st...
Technique 1: Practice<br />Practice giving your talk on your own:<br />Get used to the sound of your own voice, ideally in...
Technique 2: Visuals<br />Are your visuals effective? Practice using your visuals:<br />Talking to the audience, not to th...
Technique 3: Script<br />Unless you are good at reading stories aloud, it is best not to read from a script<br />It can so...
Technique 4: Space<br />Arrive in good time <br />Spend a few minutes getting familiar with the room and any audio-visual ...
Technique 5: Breathing<br />When people are nervous, they tend to take quick, shallow breaths, which makes their voice sou...
Delivering Your Presentation<br />
4 Tips to Remember<br />Prescience<br />Eye Contact<br />Voice<br />Move<br />www.studyskills.soton.ac.uk/studytips/presen...
Tip 1: Presence<br />As you get up to give your presentation<br /> Make a conscious effort to stand tall<br />Take a deep ...
Tip 2: Eye Contact<br />Make eye contact with people in your audience in a friendly way<br />People respond much better wh...
Tip 3: Voice<br />Speak slowly and clearly <br />Speak loudly enough so everyone can hear <br />Remember to breathe slowly...
Tip 4: Move<br />You are allowed to move as you give your presentation<br />Avoid:<br />Pacing up and down<br />Fiddling w...
Evaluations<br />Please fill out an evaluation before you leave.<br />Happy Presenting!!!<br />
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

Delivering Power Packed Presentations

1,182 views

Published on

0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
1,182
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
15
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
0
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Delivering Power Packed Presentations

  1. 1. Delivering Power Packed Presentations<br />Lakeisha Moore-Mathews<br />
  2. 2. Giving Presentationswww.studyskills.soton.ac.uk/studytips/presentations.htm<br />Giving presentations and speeches is one of the many skills employers expect graduates to have.<br />Staff meetings<br />Reports<br />Marketing<br />Recruitment<br />Training<br />Giving presentations is also a requirement for many classes:<br />Speech<br />Foreign Language<br />Communication<br />
  3. 3. 4 Objectives<br />Overcoming Fear<br />Preparing For Your Presentation<br />Practicing Your Presentation<br />Delivering Your Presentation<br />
  4. 4. Speech Apprehension<br />
  5. 5. Anxiety<br />You are not alone:<br />Almost everyone experiences some type of fear with public speaking.<br />Many people rank their fear of public speaking with:<br />Meeting strangers<br />A job interview<br />Meeting a dates’ parents<br />Blind date<br />Formal dinner party<br />Building a Speech by Sheldon Metcalfe<br />
  6. 6. Communication Apprehension<br />Fear of public speaking is known as Communication Apprehension<br />Symptoms:<br />Increased heart rate<br />Thickening speech due to decreased flow of saliva<br />“Butterflies” in the stomach<br />Increased sweating<br />Tiredness of yawning<br />Jumpiness or jitteriness<br />Tightening of muscles<br />Shaky hands and legs, twitching in some muscles<br />Building a Speech by Sheldon Metcalfe<br />
  7. 7. Reducing Communication Apprehension<br />Accept anxiety honestly and face it<br />Develop a positive attitude<br />Adopt constructive behaviors<br />Maintain a healthy body<br />Be thoroughly prepared<br />Reward yourself<br />Let go mistakes<br />Accept constructive criticism<br />Building a Speech by Sheldon Metcalfe<br />
  8. 8. Preparing Your Presentation<br />
  9. 9. Eight Stages<br />Objectives<br />Limitations<br />Main Points<br />Beginning<br />Middle<br />End<br />And then<br />Visuals<br />www.studyskills.soton.ac.uk/studytips/presentations.htm<br />
  10. 10. Stage 1: Objectives<br />To determine objectives, ask yourself:<br />Why are you giving this talk?<br />Who will you be talking to?<br />How much do they know about the subject already?<br />What effect do you want your presentation to have?<br />www.studyskills.soton.ac.uk/studytips/presentations.htm<br />
  11. 11. Stage 2: Limitations<br />Ask yourself:<br />How long have you got?<br />Do you have to follow a certain format?<br />Where will you be giving your presentation?<br />Can you change the room around to suit your preferences?<br />www.studyskills.soton.ac.uk/studytips/presentations.htm<br />
  12. 12. Stage 3: Main Points<br />Decide on your main points: No more than three points in a 10-minute talk<br />Is there a logical connection between these points?<br />What evidence can you produce to support your points and make your case clear?<br />www.studyskills.soton.ac.uk/studytips/presentations.htm<br />
  13. 13. Stage 4: Beginning<br />Briefly introduce your self<br />Check that they can all see and hear you<br />Let them know if you are going to take questions as you proceed or invite discussion at the end<br />You may want to give an outline of the structure of the talk, so the audience knows where it is going<br />You’ll need to gain the audiences attention, so think carefully how you will introduce your topic<br />www.studyskills.soton.ac.uk/studytips/presentations.htm<br />
  14. 14. Stage 5: Middle<br />Prepare your talk so you lead the audience through your main points in a logical and interesting fashion.<br /> It helps if you plan for variety in the ways you present your case. <br />Where they are appropriate, you could plan to use:<br />Examples, anecdotes and case histories <br />Charts and graphs <br />Handouts (will you issue them at the start? in the middle? at the end?) <br />Slides <br />Video clips <br />Artifacts which people can pass round. <br />www.studyskills.soton.ac.uk/studytips/presentations.htm<br />
  15. 15. Stage 6: End<br />Summarize what you have said: ‘In this talk we have discussed...'<br />Make your conclusions: ‘It is clear that...'<br />Plan to leave the audience a parting shot to stimulate their thoughts.<br />www.studyskills.soton.ac.uk/studytips/presentations.htm<br />
  16. 16. Stage 7: And Then…<br />When you have written your presentation, look it over carefully, from the viewpoint of your intended audience.<br />Ask yourself:<br />Does it meet the objectives? <br />Is the structure as logical as can be? <br />Is the content right for the audience? <br />Is it too long? <br />Then revise the presentation.<br />www.studyskills.soton.ac.uk/studytips/presentations.htm<br />
  17. 17. Stage 8: Visuals<br />Prepare your visuals:<br />PowerPoint slides<br />Overhead Projector foils<br />Make sure they are clear, and that any text is big enough (24 points or larger).<br />www.studyskills.soton.ac.uk/studytips/presentations.htm<br />
  18. 18. Practicing Your Presentation<br />
  19. 19. 5 Practice Techniques<br />Practice<br />Visuals<br />Script<br />Space<br />Breathing<br />www.studyskills.soton.ac.uk/studytips/presentations.htm<br />
  20. 20. Technique 1: Practice<br />Practice giving your talk on your own:<br />Get used to the sound of your own voice, ideally in a room of the size you will be using<br />Check how long your talk is<br />When you're happy with it, try the presentation out on a friend. <br />www.studyskills.soton.ac.uk/studytips/presentations.htm<br />
  21. 21. Technique 2: Visuals<br />Are your visuals effective? Practice using your visuals:<br />Talking to the audience, not to the screen <br />Combine giving your talk with changing the slides <br />www.studyskills.soton.ac.uk/studytips/presentations.htm<br />
  22. 22. Technique 3: Script<br />Unless you are good at reading stories aloud, it is best not to read from a script<br />It can sound very 'wooden' and the fact that you are reading it distances you from your audience.<br />A far better solution is to:<br />Write key words, phrases and facts on index cards<br />Make sure that the writing is large enough to read at a glance<br />Take care to keep the cards in sequence.<br />www.studyskills.soton.ac.uk/studytips/presentations.htm<br />
  23. 23. Technique 4: Space<br />Arrive in good time <br />Spend a few minutes getting familiar with the room and any audio-visual equipment you'll be using <br />Allow yourself time to get comfortable in the space — this is your space where you will give your talk <br />www.studyskills.soton.ac.uk/studytips/presentations.htm<br />
  24. 24. Technique 5: Breathing<br />When people are nervous, they tend to take quick, shallow breaths, which makes their voice sound weak. This makes them feel even more nervous. Here's how to overcome this, and feel more relaxed:<br />Breathe in slowly and deeply, concentrating on filling your tummy with air with each breath <br />Breathe out slowly, getting rid of as much air as you can <br />Repeat five times <br />www.studyskills.soton.ac.uk/studytips/presentations.htm<br />
  25. 25. Delivering Your Presentation<br />
  26. 26. 4 Tips to Remember<br />Prescience<br />Eye Contact<br />Voice<br />Move<br />www.studyskills.soton.ac.uk/studytips/presentations.htm<br />
  27. 27. Tip 1: Presence<br />As you get up to give your presentation<br /> Make a conscious effort to stand tall<br />Take a deep breath<br />Look as if you're going to enjoy being there<br />www.studyskills.soton.ac.uk/studytips/presentations.htm<br />
  28. 28. Tip 2: Eye Contact<br />Make eye contact with people in your audience in a friendly way<br />People respond much better when they think you are talking to them. <br />In a small room, try to make eye contact with each person in the audience.<br />In a larger hall, make eye contact with different groups in the audience. <br />www.studyskills.soton.ac.uk/studytips/presentations.htm<br />
  29. 29. Tip 3: Voice<br />Speak slowly and clearly <br />Speak loudly enough so everyone can hear <br />Remember to breathe slowly and deeply <br />www.studyskills.soton.ac.uk/studytips/presentations.htm<br />
  30. 30. Tip 4: Move<br />You are allowed to move as you give your presentation<br />Avoid:<br />Pacing up and down<br />Fiddling with your hands, spectacles or pen<br />Keep your hands out of your pockets and away from your face<br />It can help add variety and interest to come to the front of the podium to deliver a telling point<br /> Try to avoid hiding behind the lectern<br />www.studyskills.soton.ac.uk/studytips/presentations.htm<br />
  31. 31. Evaluations<br />Please fill out an evaluation before you leave.<br />Happy Presenting!!!<br />

×