Objectives Developing the message Delivering the message Defeating stage fright
Developing the Message Select a positive, attention-getting opening Use evidence to substantiate your points Leave a positive and lasting impression Dale Carnegie Training “High Impact Presentations”
Rhetorical Tips Use contrasting language Create lists of three Use imagery and anecdotes M. Atkinson, “Lend me your ears – All you need to know about making speeches & presentations” (2005)
Delivering the Message HOW we deliver the message is just as important as WHAT we say
Presentation Dos Do… Limit ums and ers Pause with purpose Gesture and move about Vary vocal tone and stress words Use visual aids
I didn’t say you stole my red hat. I didn’t say you stole my red hat. I didn’t say you stole my red hat. I didn’t say you stole my red hat.