Presentation on theme: "ORAL PRESENTATIONS Opening Slide(s) In-House Presentation:In-House Presentation: –Company Name & Logo –Project Title –Audience Greeting/Identification."— Presentation transcript:
Opening Slide(s) In-House Presentation:In-House Presentation: –Company Name & Logo –Project Title –Audience Greeting/Identification –Your Name & Title For a Customer:For a Customer: –Put their logo large at top; yours small at bottom
Welcome Egg Lovers! Special Welcome to Livonia Butterbeans, 2014 Egg Queen
EGGS-ilicious Corporation EGGspansion John Carlberg Marketing Division
Format Bullet PointsBullet Points –Slides should have brief, concise text, usually in bullet format. These bullet points are merely the cues—you will elaborate fully upon them when you speak.
Overview Begin with an overview of your presentation to orient your audienceBegin with an overview of your presentation to orient your audience –The 4 Ps –Delivery –Visuals –Handouts –Closings
Introduction Delivering your presentations effectively involves using a proven four-step process: Plan, Prepare, Practice, and Present. Follow these guidelines and you and your message will have high impact on your audiences.
Plan Identify and describe your audienceIdentify and describe your audience –Knowledge –Experience –Needs –Goals
Plan (cont’d) Define the purpose of your talk based on the outcome you seek with your audience:Define the purpose of your talk based on the outcome you seek with your audience: –Inform –Persuade –Motivate to action –Sell –Teach –Train TIP Identify and organize your key points
Prepare Establish a positive Mind-SetEstablish a positive Mind-Set –Value your message. –Visualize yourself succeeding. –Visualize your audience responding. –Give yourself pep talks.
Prepare (cont’d) Prepare an attention-getting OpeningPrepare an attention-getting Opening –Use a question related to audience need. –Pay a sincere compliment. –Relate a relevant incident.
Prepare (cont’d) Illustrate and support Key Points with evidence and visuals.Illustrate and support Key Points with evidence and visuals. –Statistics –Analogies –Demonstrations –Testimonials –Incidents –Exhibits TIP Develop transitions or bridges between key points.
Prepare (cont’d) Prepare a memorable ClosePrepare a memorable Close –Dramatize your ideas. –Throw down a challenge. –Use a motivating statement. –Restate the key benefit. –Deliver a convincing summary.
Practice Practice your presentation and review your visuals forPractice your presentation and review your visuals for –Clarity –Relevancy –Eye-appeal –Visibility –Quality –Memorability
Practice (cont’d) Practice your presentation before an audience, coach, video camera. Receive feedback and coaching onPractice your presentation before an audience, coach, video camera. Receive feedback and coaching on –Strong opening. –Clear key points. –Logical flow using clear transitions –Credible evidence. and...
Practice (cont’d) Also receive feedback and coaching onAlso receive feedback and coaching on –Memorable close. –Clarity of message. –Identifying distracting mannerisms. –Results achieved.
Present Rely on the fundamentalsRely on the fundamentals –Own your subject. –Feel positive about your talk. –Project to your audience the value of your message.
Present (cont’d) Make a positive first impression:Make a positive first impression: –Establish eye-contact. –Display poised, confident body language. –Be relaxed. –Be well groomed.
Present (cont’d) Build rapport with the audience:Build rapport with the audience: –Be sincere. –Be yourself. –Say “we” not “you.” –Talk in terms of your audience’s interest. –Involve your audience.
Present (cont’d) Hold the attention of the audience:Hold the attention of the audience: –Be enthusiastic--SMILE! –Use vivid words. –Express yourself clearly and concisely. –Tell a story. –Have an upbeat voice. –Have proper body animation. TIP Close your presentation to make a favorable, lasting impression
Present (cont’d) Strive for continuous improvement:Strive for continuous improvement: –Measure the success of your talk. –Identify the strengths as well as areas to improve. –Decide how you will improve the next talk. TIP Remember to PLAN / PREPARE / PRACTICE / PRESENT
A long time ago in a classroom far, far away...
HANDOUTS (con’t) Supplemental InformationSupplemental Information
HANDOUTS Complex or Involved GraphicsComplex or Involved Graphics
HANDOUTS Professional GraphicsProfessional Graphics
Two Closings FirstFirst –Segue into it with a recap of main points –Say thanks and solicit questions SecondSecond –Another thanks and, since this is final impression time, include such things as: Your slogan/proposalYour slogan/proposal Your name and contact infoYour name and contact info Any other valuable resources (personnel, Web sites, etc.)Any other valuable resources (personnel, Web sites, etc.)