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Presentation Techniques

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Introduction to Presentation Techniques

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Presentation Techniques

  1. 1. Presentation Techniques The ART of presenting
  2. 2. Today <ul><li>Presenting in general </li></ul><ul><li>The Elevator Pitch </li></ul><ul><li>Excerzise: pitch your favorite movie </li></ul><ul><li>Lunch </li></ul><ul><li>Workshop: prepare your project pitch for Showcase </li></ul>
  3. 4. Prepare <ul><li>Prepare </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare </li></ul><ul><li>Know your subject </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare </li></ul><ul><li>Know your audience </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare </li></ul><ul><li>Structure your material </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare </li></ul><ul><li>Plan your delevery </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare </li></ul>
  4. 5. Your subject <ul><li>What is your message </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make it clear to yourself to… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make it clear to the audience </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Know your material </li></ul><ul><li>Do your research </li></ul><ul><li>Simplify and clarify </li></ul>
  5. 6. Audience <ul><li>Who are they? </li></ul><ul><li>What do they know? </li></ul><ul><li>What do they expect? </li></ul>
  6. 7. Audience <ul><li>Who are they? </li></ul><ul><li>What do they know? </li></ul><ul><li>What do they expect? </li></ul><ul><li>Jan says: </li></ul><ul><li>Always consider your audience </li></ul>
  7. 8. Structure <ul><li>Tell them what you are going to tell </li></ul><ul><li>Tell them </li></ul><ul><li>Tell them what you’ve told them </li></ul>
  8. 9. More structure <ul><li>Tell a story </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Main body: your information and facts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Does this remind you of something? </li></ul></ul>
  9. 10. Yet more structure <ul><li>Traditional Narrative </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Beginning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Introduction of charachters, environment and conflict. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Middle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Unfolding the story/conflict. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>End </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Conclusion/resolution of conflict. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 11. How to combine <ul><li>Tell them what you are going to tell </li></ul><ul><li>Tell them </li></ul><ul><li>Tell them what you’ve told them </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Main body: your information and facts </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul>
  11. 12. You guessed it …more structure <ul><li>Back to introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Get a HOOK – something to capture the audience </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>it should have one of these traits: </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Provocative </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Intriguing </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>surprising </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 13. And then some structure <ul><li>Plan for the time you have to present </li></ul><ul><li>Rehearse and practise for timing </li></ul>
  13. 14. Delivery <ul><li>Be yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Love the pause </li></ul><ul><li>Engage your audience </li></ul><ul><li>Use audio-visual aids </li></ul><ul><ul><li>But keep them brief and to the point </li></ul></ul>
  14. 15. The Elevator Pitch
  15. 16. <ul><li>A &quot;hook” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Get the Investor's attention with a &quot; hook .&quot;  A statement or question that piques their interest to want to hear more.   </li></ul></ul><ul><li>About 150-225 words </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Your pitch should go no longer than 60 seconds .   </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  Passion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Investors expect energy and dedication from entrepreneurs.   </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A request </li></ul><ul><ul><li>At the end of your pitch, you must ask for something .  Do you want their business card, to schedule a full presentation, to ask for a referral?   </li></ul></ul>
  16. 17. <ul><li>Mistakes are good </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- for learning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(Learn from OTHER peoples mistakes!) </li></ul></ul>
  17. 18. 1. AIM Why? 2. AUDIENCE For whom? 3. CONTEXT Where? 4. CONTENT What? 5. MEDIA How? 6. EFFECTS For what results? 7. REVIEW Did it succed? <ul><li>Why am I producing it? </li></ul><ul><li>Why is it needed? </li></ul><ul><li>What effects and results are being sought? </li></ul><ul><li>Who is it for? </li></ul><ul><li>What characheristics does the target audience have (age? Gender? Background? Expectations? Needs?) </li></ul><ul><li>Where will it be recieved? </li></ul><ul><li>By a group or individuals? </li></ul><ul><li>Publicly or privately at home? </li></ul><ul><li>What am I trying to convey? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the essential facts, ideas, opinions, attitudes, pictures? </li></ul><ul><li>What do I want to share? </li></ul><ul><li>Given the aims, target audience and content, how shall I most effectively acheive those aims? </li></ul><ul><li>Shall I use words, pictures, audio, video, exhibition, etc.? </li></ul><ul><li>What style shall I use? </li></ul><ul><li>How do I want to relate to the audience? formal or informal? Personal or impersonal? conventional or unconventional? simple or complex? </li></ul><ul><li>How shall I 'code' all of these ideas most effectively to be 'decoded' by the audience? </li></ul><ul><li>What outcome do I want? </li></ul><ul><li>What changes do I want to create in the audience? </li></ul><ul><li>How will I judge wether it has been effective? </li></ul><ul><li>Has the whole process of production and presentation achieved the expected results? </li></ul>
  18. 19. 1. AIM Why? 2. AUDIENCE For whom? 3. CONTEXT Where? 4. CONTENT What? 5. MEDIA How? 6. EFFECTS For what results? 7. REVIEW Did it succed? <ul><li>Why am I producing it? </li></ul><ul><li>Why is it needed? </li></ul><ul><li>What effects and results do I want? </li></ul><ul><li>Who are they? </li></ul><ul><li>What do they know </li></ul><ul><li>-What do they expect? </li></ul><ul><li>Where will it be recieved? </li></ul><ul><li>By a group or individuals? </li></ul><ul><li>Publicly or privately at home? </li></ul><ul><li>What is your message </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make it clear to yourself to… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make it clear to the audience </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Know your material </li></ul><ul><li>Do your research </li></ul><ul><li>Simplify and clarify </li></ul><ul><li>Speech, gestures </li></ul><ul><li>- Audio-visual aids </li></ul><ul><li>What outcome do I want? </li></ul><ul><li>What changes do I want to create in the audience? </li></ul><ul><li>How will I judge wether it has been effective? </li></ul><ul><li>Has the whole process of production and presentation achieved the expected results? </li></ul>

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