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Effective and ineffective presentation techniques


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Effective and ineffective presentation techniques

  1. 1. What contributes to making an effective / ineffective presentation? Delivered by Mark Hetherington
  2. 2. Oral Presentations <ul><li>Has anybody given a formal oral presentation before? </li></ul><ul><li>If so, give me the context (where, how many in the audience, purpose) and how do you think it went? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Give Examples Of An Effective Presentation / Presenter…
  4. 4. Paul Betts presentation?
  5. 5. Paul Betts presentation <ul><li>The parents of Leah Betts, who died after taking an ecstasy tablet on her 18th birthday, have strongly opposed a softening of sentences on drug users. </li></ul><ul><li>Paul and Jan Betts spoke out against the findings of a two-year study carried out by the Police Foundation, a body partly funded by the Home Office with a panel including drugs experts, police officers and senior lawyers. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Effective talks <ul><li>Please think of as many things you think would contribute to an effective presentation. </li></ul><ul><li>A couple to start with are </li></ul>
  7. 7. Effective Presentations… <ul><li>Time – VERY important </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge of subject matter </li></ul><ul><li>Confidence </li></ul><ul><li>Body language </li></ul><ul><li>Structure </li></ul><ul><li>Neat visuals </li></ul><ul><li>Question and answer session </li></ul><ul><li>Pace </li></ul><ul><li>Back-up strategy </li></ul>
  8. 8. Effective Presentations c’td <ul><li>The room </li></ul><ul><li>Persuasion </li></ul><ul><li>Natural </li></ul><ul><li>Integration </li></ul><ul><li>Opening sentence </li></ul><ul><li>Audibility </li></ul><ul><li>Link ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Rehearsal </li></ul><ul><li>Pitching the talk at the appropriate level </li></ul>
  9. 9. Fear Factor <ul><li>In a recent poll of people’s fears, the following was established </li></ul><ul><li>5. Death </li></ul><ul><li>4. Financial Problems </li></ul><ul><li>3. Spiders and Snakes </li></ul><ul><li>2. Heights </li></ul><ul><li>1. Giving a presentation </li></ul>
  10. 10. The Performing Edge <ul><li>Use nerves to your advantage </li></ul><ul><li>Adrenalin is a good thing! </li></ul><ul><li>Revisit and reflect on the previous 2 slides and you are half way there! </li></ul><ul><li>Coping mechanisms </li></ul>
  11. 11. Give Examples Of An Ineffective Presentation / Presenter…
  12. 12. Ineffective talks <ul><li>Please think of as many things that would contribute to an ineffective presentation. </li></ul><ul><li>A couple to start with are </li></ul>
  13. 13. Ineffective Presentations <ul><li>Poor visuals </li></ul><ul><li>Nervous delivery </li></ul><ul><li>Monotone </li></ul><ul><li>Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Flowery language </li></ul><ul><li>Poor preparation of the presentation area </li></ul><ul><li>Turning back on the audience </li></ul><ul><li>Not finding the right slides </li></ul><ul><li>Confusing </li></ul>
  14. 14. Ineffective presentations c’td <ul><li>‘ Ums and ers’ </li></ul><ul><li>Time, being on time and timing! </li></ul><ul><li>Fidgeting </li></ul><ul><li>Complex </li></ul><ul><li>Negative words </li></ul><ul><li>Hiding behind visuals / Rigid </li></ul><ul><li>Boring </li></ul><ul><li>Pointer </li></ul><ul><li>Using repetitive key phrases, such as…. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Are there any questions?
  16. 16. Randy Pausch <ul><li>Professor Pausch gave an upbeat lecture entitled ‘The Last Lecture: Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams’ on September 18, 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Pausch learned that he had a terminal case of pancreatic cancer </li></ul><ul><li>Pausch is seen to be an inspiration to many people </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>