The Academy BusinessChallenge 2013Presentation Techniques
Presentation TechniquesThis is not all about the use ofPowerPoint orKeynote, it is also about how youcarry yourselfas a group and or as anindividual over the course of thenext fortnight
Presentation Techniques(The Format)Ultimately, at the end of thefortnight, you arerequired to host a 1hrpresentation, under thefollowing setup:5mins setup time25mins presentation15mins question and answer from judges10mins judges deliberations
What is the intendedpurpose of thepresentation?• Identify the main purpose of thepresentation.– What was the challenge that was set?– Have you understood the challenge fromthe outset?– Have you reconfirmed this with yourcompany contact?• Only report on those things that arerelated.– Your actual presentation will last only
RehearsalIt is important that you rehearsethepresentation at different stages ofyour progress.Ask your mentor, parents, businessrepresentativeto be your audience.
Professionalism• Professionalism in terms of:– Dress code on the day you present• Will this be professional business dressor branded company specific ie t-shirtswith company logos– Conduct throughout the fortnight– Use of appropriate businesslanguageerrrrm… innit… we went daanDartford!– Team dynamics and team
The PresentationUse appropriate visual aidsUsing pictures in yourpresentations instead ofwords can double the chances ofmeeting yourobjectives.Especially true when talkingnumbers or if youare asking the audience to
Presentation Techniques• Over the next fortnight get to knowyour company and the problem.• More importantly you should knowabout the work you have carried out.• Your should know the in depthdetails of your solutions• Therefore try not to use promt cardson the day.
Task• In pairs, find out as muchinformation about your partnerwithout writing anything down.• Try and find out at least 3interesting facts about that person• Feedback to the rest of the groupwithout reading off a script in aprofessional manner.
And finally……how not to do it…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKD_BSMXVjg&feature=