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1 Or… How to make phenomenal presentations wherever or whoever you are. Mark A. Noon, Lab Guy, Eglin AFB, Fl 1

2 Presentations that Present the Preeminent Presence 2

3  Physical Presence  What you say  Connecting with your audience  How you say it/Present it  The Closer 3 Presentations that Present the Preeminent Presence

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5  Physical Presence  What you say  Connecting with your audience  How you say it/Present it  The Closer 5 Presentations that Present the Preeminent Presence

6  What do you wear – First Impressions!  What does the set up look like  Lighting, microphones, seats  Where is the audience  Is it an auditorium  Is it a conference room  Where is the podium, is there a podium  Come on stage with confidence  DO NOT APOLOGIZE 6 Presentations that Present the Preeminent Presence

7  Arrive early  Capture your audience…the first couple of minutes can be the make or break part.  Know the equipment  Remember, this is a performance from start to finish  Emotions; facial expressions, gestures, voice inflections 7 Presentations that Present the Preeminent Presence

8  Don’t fidget, practice ahead of time watching in the mirror  Stand up straight  Talk loudly  Be yourself, but your best self ! 8 Presentations that Present the Preeminent Presence

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10  Who is the audience/Know your audience  How old  Gender  Size  Culture  Contact the organizer ahead  Be flexible if the audience changes  Not only do you have to know who you are talking to, you need to know how they listen 10 Presentations that Present the Preeminent Presence

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12  How familiar is the audience with your topic  Connect with the audience  Talk to them before the presentation and after  Use names  Point out people  Incorporate people in the audience into your examples  Grab their attention 12 Presentations that Present the Preeminent Presence

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14  Eye Contact  Keep it simple  Use Colloquial or Culture specific language  Create an emotional connection  Use voice inflections  Stick around after/talk to people. Keep the connection going  Know some background on individuals 14 Presentations that Present the Preeminent Presence

15  Be enthusiastic  Answer questions, but succinctly  Evoke emotion  Tell stories  Don’t put people on the spot 15 Presentations that Present the Preeminent Presence

16  #1….DO NOT READ YOUR SLIDE VERBATIM!!!  Pick your style, theme, font, design, layout  Know how PowerPoint and other similar products work  Outline first  Type out main points 16 Presentations that Present the Preeminent Presence

17  Write out your outline just like a term paper  Edit, edit, edit……..spell check is not always the best 17 Presentations that Present the Preeminent Presence

18  Write out your outline just like a term paper  Edit, edit, edit……..spell check is not always the best  An English professor wrote the words: "A woman without her man is nothing" on the chalkboard and asked his students to punctuate it correctly. All of the males in the class wrote: "A woman, without her man, is nothing." All the females in the class wrote: A woman: "without her, man is nothing." 18 Presentations that Present the Preeminent Presence

19  Use quotes, examples, stories  Create charts and diagrams as necessary  Keep the slides very simple  Use the notes section of the PP to help you remember what to say 19 Presentations that Present the Preeminent Presence

20  Use pictures as a break point 20 Presentations that Present the Preeminent Presence

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22  Use pictures as a break point  If you are trying to illustrate a point 22 Presentations that Present the Preeminent Presence

23 The First 90 Days, Micheal Watkins, 2003, Harvard Press

24  Use pictures as a break point  If you are trying to illustrate a point  If you are driving home a point 24 Presentations that Present the Preeminent Presence

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26 AF STYLE Standard AF style Necessary in some venues Presentations that Present the Preeminent Presence 26 Used in most AF Briefs

27  Style:  Color – Does it match the room, audience, lighting, etc  Font – Can people read it, too small, too big, wrong color  Does it all look different on computer screen versus overhead projector  Who is your audience – match it to them 27 Presentations that Present the Preeminent Presence

28  Style:  Color – Does it match the room, audience, lighting, etc  Font – Can people read it, too small, too big, wrong color  Does it all look different on computer screen versus overhead projector  Who is your audience – match it to them 28 Presentations that Present the Preeminent Presence

29 SStyle: CColor – Does it match the room, audience, lighting, etc FFont – Can people read it, too small, too big, wrong color DDoes it all look different on computer screen versus overhead projector WWho is your audience – match it to them 29 Presentations that Present the Preeminent Presence

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31 SStyle: CColor – Does it match the room, audience, lighting, etc FFont – Can people read it, too small, too big, wrong color DDoes it all look different on computer screen versus overhead projector WWho is your audience – match it to them 31 Presentations that Present the Preeminent Presence

32  Style:  Color – Does it match the room, audience, lighting, etc  Font – Can people read it, too small, too big, wrong color  Does it all look different on computer screen versus overhead projector  Who is your audience – match it to them 32 Presentations that Present the Preeminent Presence

33 How do you say it/write it  Style: Color – Does it match the room, audience, lighting, etc Font – Can people read it, too small, too big, wrong color Does it all look different on computer screen versus overhead projector Who is your audience – match it to them 33 Presentations that Present the Preeminent Presence

34 How do you say it/write it  Style: Color – Does it match the room, audience, lighting, etc Font – Can people read it, too small, too big, wrong color Does it all look different on computer screen versus overhead projector Who is your audience – match it to them 34 Presentations that Present the Preeminent Presence

35 How do you say it/write it SStyle: CColor – Does it match the room, audience, lighting, etc FFont – Can people read it, too small, too big, wrong color DDoes it all look different on computer screen versus overhead projector WWho is your audience – match it to them 35 Presentations that Present the Preeminent Presence

36 How do you say it/write it  Style: Color – Does it match the room, audience, lighting, etc Font – Can people read it, too small, too big, wrong color Does it all look different on computer screen versus overhead projector Who is your audience – match it to them 36 Presentations that Present the Preeminent Presence

37 How do you say it/write it  Style:  Color – Does it match the room, audience, lighting, etc  Font – Can people read it, too small, too big, wrong color  Does it all look different on computer screen versus overhead projector  Who is your audience – match it to them 37 Presentations that Present the Preeminent Presence

38  Page numbers  Outline in context of number of slides  When you have it down, time yourself.  Stop and say, “SO WHAT” to yourself. Does it need to be said?  Be careful of the “You know’s”, “Okay’s”, “Um’s”, “Ahh’s” etc.  What is the take-home message? 38 Presentations that Present the Preeminent Presence

39  Do not jump back and forth thru slides………  Always look at your audience. Do not turn your back but for a moment.  Use front screen or teleprompter type  Do not use acronyms unless absolutely necessary, but if you do elaborate on them.  Do not use words like, “Briefly, real quick”, or such…….tells the audience this really isn’t that important 39 Presentations that Present the Preeminent Presence

40  If you use a laser pointer……….do not point at words only items, and do not wave it around  Finish on time……..or early. This tells your audience you value their time  Be flexible based on time…..and allow for a question time  Ask thought-provoking questions if appropriate. 40 Presentations that Present the Preeminent Presence

41  Don’t talk about yourself………unless absolutely necessary.  Tell real stories, not ones you heard from someone else. It adds a connection to the audience.  Be real 41 Presentations that Present the Preeminent Presence

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43  Prepare, Prepare, Prepare  Style, Font, Design  Connect with the audience  Evoke Emotion  Bring it all together – A call to action  Watch your time……when you’re done, you’re done. 43 Presentations that Present the Preeminent Presence

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45 MARK A. NOON EGLIN AFB, FL Presentations that Present the Preeminent Presence 45

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