Developing a More Effective Presentation

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Developing a More Effective Presentation
Andrew Bales
ORG 536 - Contemporary Business Writing and Communication
Colorado State University - Global Campus
Dr. Robert Olszewski

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Developing a More Effective Presentation

  1. 1. Developing a More Effective Presentation Andrew Bales ORG 536 – Contemporary Business Writing and Communication Colorado State University – Global Campus Dr. Robert Olszewski November 10, 2013
  2. 2. Presentation Goals • Understand Your Purpose • What do you want your audience to remember? • What do you want your audience to do? • Understand Your Audience • • • • Who are you presenting to? How will they react? Is the information appropriate? Will you have the respect of the audience or must you earn it?
  3. 3. Presentation Organization • Introduction • Gain attention and interest • Introduce yourself • Introduce main points • Body • Focus and establish main points • Conclusion • Review main points • Establish final points to remember For more information on presentation organization, visit: http://www.sbcc.edu/clrc/files/wl/downloads/StructureofaGeneral ExpositoryEssay.pdf
  4. 4. Bonding with Your Audience Personalized Verbal Information Checkpoints • Anecdotes • Statistics • Preview and summarize points • Switch directions Nonverbal Messaging • Look professional • Be enthusiastic with movement and facial expression
  5. 5. Implementing Visual Aids Transparencies – Multimedia Slides – Simple to use and prepare Creates interactive, colorful presentation Handouts – Confirms main points of presentation Involve audience, increase interest, clarify main points
  6. 6. Impressive Design Makes a Difference • • • • • • Adapt design to audience Decrease text, increase color Understand PowerPoint software Organize slides to effectively deliver points Use templates and diagrams for information Revise, edit, and refine
  7. 7. PowerPoint and the Audience Preparation Engagement Setup and test equipment Know material and maintain eye contact Practice presentation ahead of time Address audience not slides
  8. 8. 8 Steps to an Effective Presentation PowerPoint Presentation Special effects Hyperlinks for added content Clear, concise text Graphics Engage audience with questions Background and Font Images to communicate message Upload presentation to internet
  9. 9. The Final Tune up • Establish a method of delivery • Confirm slide organization • Prepare, rehearse, and time yourself to overcome stage fright • Display confidence and make audience feel comfortable • Stick to main points • Provide handouts, maintain control, encourage questions

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