Effective Oral Presentation

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Effective Oral Presentation

  1. 1. Preparing and Delivering An Effective Oral Presentation 1
  2. 2. What This Presentation Is About What makes a good oral presentation Tips on preparing a presentation Delivery of a presentation 2
  3. 3. Questions You Need To Ask To whom are you presenting? How much do they know about the topic? How educated and/or sophisticated are they? How large is the audience?
  4. 4. More Questions To Ask How long is the presentation? What is the purpose of the presentation? – Inform? – Persuade? – Entertain? What do you want to convey?
  5. 5. Know Your Subject Have something of substance to say. Learn more than you will say. The more you know, the more enthusiastic you will be. 5
  6. 6. 6 The brain starts working the moment you’re born and never stops until you get up to speak in public. - Anonymous
  7. 7. Fear Is Good Fear of failing Fear of audience 7
  8. 8. 8 Audience Fears Allayed The audience doesn’t know what you intended to say or to do. You know more about the topic than anyone in the audience.
  9. 9. Fear Is Good Fear of failing Fear of audience You should be nervous. Adrenaline will pump you up. You will perform better. The audience won’t notice. 9
  10. 10. 10 Elements of a Good Presentation Clear purpose or objective Sufficient, but not too much, information Organized Meets needs of audience For the ear to hear as well as the eye to see Stories and examples
  11. 11. Outlining Your Presentation Methods of organization – chronological or sequential – three points – problem-cause-solution – stories 11
  12. 12. Outlining Your Presentation 12 Open Transition Point 1 Examples Point 2 Transition Examples Transition Point 3 Example(s) Transition Close
  13. 13. Opening Crucial Sets the tone Need to grab audience 13
  14. 14. Types of Openings Preview Ask a question Ask a rhetorical question Pose a hypothetical situation Describe something new or dramatic Make a startling statement 14
  15. 15. Delivery of a Good Presentation Be enthusiastic Use body language Talk to the audience Dress appropriately 15
  16. 16. Closing the Presentation Too important to wing it Last chance to tell what to know and do Direct, brief, and strong 16
  17. 17. 17 Closing Styles Summarize Call to action Anecdote or story Rhetorical question
  18. 18. 18 Summary Elements of a good presentation – Be clear about its purpose. – Prepare. – Have an attention-getting opening. – Make the content organized and interesting. – Be enthusiastic. – Talk to the audience. – Have a memorable closing.
  19. 19. Are you prepared to do an effective oral presentation? 19

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