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Powerful Presentation Skills

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Tips & techniques for delivering effective presentations.

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  • What is an experiential exercise? parallel exercise? These are the 2 methods that encourage high interaction with the audience. Please explain.
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Powerful Presentation Skills

  1. 1. Powerful Presentation Skills<br />Nicole M. Young, MSW<br />Optimal Solutions Consulting<br />
  2. 2. Desired Outcomes<br />Learn how to plan presentations that are informative andinteresting.<br />Understand how to balance presenting information, engaging the audience and managing the time.<br />Discuss ways to use visual aids to enhance presentations.<br />Gain tips and ideas for managing anxiety about public speaking.<br />www.opti-solutions.com<br />© Optimal Solutions Consulting, 2011 <br />
  3. 3. Agenda<br />Welcome / Overview / Introductions<br />Putting the “P” in Powerful Presentations<br />More Tips & Techniques<br />Closing / Evaluation<br />www.opti-solutions.com<br />© Optimal Solutions Consulting, 2011 <br />
  4. 4. Introductions<br />Name<br />Organization<br />#1 fear, worry, concern or challenge related to speaking in public (presentations, meetings, groups, etc)<br />www.opti-solutions.com<br />© Optimal Solutions Consulting, 2011 <br />
  5. 5. The Best Defense<br />www.opti-solutions.com<br />© Optimal Solutions Consulting, 2011 <br />Put the “P” in Powerful Presentations<br />PLAN<br />PREPARE<br />PRACTICE<br />PRESENT<br />
  6. 6. PLAN<br />Who is my audience?<br />What do they want to hear, learn, feel or do? <br />What do I want them to hear, learn, feel or do?<br />What will I cover or convey to accomplish this?<br />How long will I need to do this? <br />How much can I do with the amount of time I have?<br />www.opti-solutions.com<br />© Optimal Solutions Consulting, 2011 <br />
  7. 7. Exercise: Planning for a Presentation<br />Think about an upcoming presentation that you will (or could) be leading:<br />Who will be attending?<br />What do they want to hear, learn, feel or do?<br />What is one key point you need to cover or convey to meet their needs?<br />www.opti-solutions.com<br />© Optimal Solutions Consulting, 2011 <br />
  8. 8. PREPARE<br /><ul><li>How does the audience want to receive information? (Learning Styles)
  9. 9. What Types of Information will capture their interest?
  10. 10. What Types of Interactions will keep them engaged?
  11. 11. What Types of Questionscan I use to initiate interactions? </li></ul>www.opti-solutions.com<br />© Optimal Solutions Consulting, 2011 <br />
  12. 12. PREPARE: Learning Styles<br />www.opti-solutions.com<br />© Optimal Solutions Consulting, 2011 <br />
  13. 13. Learning Styles: Example 1<br />www.opti-solutions.com<br />© Optimal Solutions Consulting, 2011 <br />
  14. 14. Learning Styles: Example 2<br />@nicolemyoung: my learning style is…<br />www.opti-solutions.com<br />© Optimal Solutions Consulting, 2011 <br />Visual + Read/Write<br />Visual<br />Kinesthetic<br />
  15. 15. PREPARE: Types of Information<br />www.opti-solutions.com<br />© Optimal Solutions Consulting, 2011 <br />
  16. 16. PREPARE: Types of Interactions<br />Experiential exercise<br />“Parallel” exercise<br />Large-group discussion<br />Small-group discussion<br />Pairs<br />Go around the room<br />Individual written exercise<br />1-way presentation<br />High<br />Interaction<br />Low<br />www.opti-solutions.com<br />© Optimal Solutions Consulting, 2011 <br />
  17. 17. PREPARE: Types of Questions<br />Open-ended<br />Closed-ended<br />Audience poll/<br /> show of hands<br />What is your greatest fear about public speaking?<br />Do you get nervous about public speaking?<br />How many of you get nervous about public speaking?<br />www.opti-solutions.com<br />© Optimal Solutions Consulting, 2011 <br />
  18. 18. Group Exercise: Prepare<br />Example of 1 key point<br />What question(s) could you use to initiate interaction?<br />How would you follow that up with<br />A big idea<br />Fact or logic<br />Concrete steps<br />Stories<br />www.opti-solutions.com<br />© Optimal Solutions Consulting, 2011 <br />
  19. 19. PRACTICE<br />Use a mirror, video camera, other people<br />Check body language, tone of voice, pace, volume, words<br />Time yourself<br />Notice: note cards, handouts, agenda<br />Practice answering tough questions<br />www.opti-solutions.com<br />© Optimal Solutions Consulting, 2011 <br />
  20. 20. PRESENT: Before<br />Arrive early to set up, get situated in the room<br />Set up and test any audio/visual equipment<br />Greet people as they arrive<br />Take deep breaths<br />Be your own cheerleader/coach<br />Review your notes, agenda, slides one more time<br />www.opti-solutions.com<br />© Optimal Solutions Consulting, 2011 <br />
  21. 21. PRESENT: During<br />Speak slowly<br />Speak loudly<br />Enunciate<br />Pause (silence is ok)<br />Make eye contact <br />Smile<br />Walk around the room (if feasible)<br />Talk to the audience (not your notes or the screen)<br />“Perform”<br />www.opti-solutions.com<br />© Optimal Solutions Consulting, 2011 <br />
  22. 22. Other Tips & Techniques<br />www.opti-solutions.com<br />© Optimal Solutions Consulting, 2011 <br />What works for you?<br />What makes a “good” presentation an “outstanding” presentation?<br />
  23. 23. Want More Information?<br />E-mail:nicole@opti-solutions.com<br />Visit:www.opti-solutions.com<br />Connect: <br />www.facebook.com/OptimalSolutions<br />www.twitter.com/nicolemyoung<br />www.linkedin.com/in/nicolemyoung<br />© Optimal Solutions Consulting, 2011 <br />www.opti-solutions.com<br />

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