3 Overview: Keys to a Successful Briefing 7 Steps to Effective CommunicationElements for a Successful Briefing (Briefing Grade Sheet)Briefing AssignmentTopicsDue Date
4 7 Steps to Effective Communication 1. Analyze purpose and audience(see questions on p. 18 in T&Q)Research your topic Getting smart on your topic!3. Support your ideas Build a solid “logical argument” tosupport your ideasOrganize & OutlineBottom line? Overview? Body?Summary?
5 5. Draft Introduction Body (main points) Conclusion TITLENameOVERVIEWMP1,2,3MP1MP2MP3SUMMARYCLOSUREQuestions?7 Steps to Effective Communication5. DraftIntroductionGreetingIntro self and subjectBody (main points)OverviewConclusionSummaryClosure
6 5. Draft 7 Steps to Effective Communication Greeting TITLENameOVERVIEWMP1,2,3MP1MP2MP3SUMMARYCLOSUREQuestions?5. DraftGreetingGood morning/afternoon Ma’am/SirIntroduce self/subjectI’m…and I’m going to brief you on…OverviewState main pointsPreview what’s to come
7 5. Draft Main points 7 Steps to Effective Communication Give facts TITLENameOVERVIEWMP1,2,3MP1MP2MP3SUMMARYCLOSUREQuestions?5. DraftMain pointsGive factsPresent support materialIncorporate sources
8 Closure; end by stating: 7 Steps to Effective CommunicationTITLENameOVERVIEWMP1,2,3MP1MP2MP3SUMMARYCLOSUREQuestions?5. DraftSummaryState topic & MPsDon’t rebrief or add new informationClosure; end by stating:“This concludes my briefing.Are there any questions?”
9 7 Steps to Effective Communication 6. Edit (practice and make changes)- Dry run in your dorm room- Dry run in the room you’re giving briefing- How’s the timing?- Do your slides help you? Your audience?- Does the information flow?(organization? transitions?)
10 7 Steps to Effective Communication 7. Feedback (present to peers, trusted friends)- Use the Briefing Grade Sheet- Apply the feedback- Practice-practice-practice
11 Elements for a Successful Briefing Review Briefing Grade Sheet Content (Introduction, Body, Conclusion)Verbal expressionMovementGestures
12 Elements for a Successful Briefing (cont) Eye ContactOrganizationTransitionsPersonal AppearanceUse of Visual Aids
13 Elements for a Successful Briefing (cont) Military BearingNever lose itDon’t apologizePress on
14 Briefing AssignmentBriefing TopicsAFSCAir Force LeaderDate Due
15 Summary: Keys to a Successful Briefing 7 Steps to Effective CommunicationElements for a Successful Briefing (Briefing Grade Sheet)Briefing AssignmentTopicsDue Date
16 7 Steps to Effective Communication will help you to avoid…Death by PowerPoint
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