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1 PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS Center for Professional Communication

2 The extent to which the presenter(s) establishes the purpose of the presentation and previews the content. The Introduction

3 Professional Presentations  Introduction  Organization  Content  Visual Aids  Command of Material  Delivery Tips  Conclusion  Activity

4 The extent to which the presentation was well organized, coherent, and obviously practiced before delivery. Organization

5  The purpose of your talk  Audience expectations?  Presentation “Take Away” Organization Tips Start with the end in mind

6 Organization Tips  Who are they?  What do they expect?  Why will they listen? REMEMBER!  Where is it?  When is it? Know your audience as well as possible

7 Organization Tips  Simple does not mean stupid.  Content and Evidence is Critical:  What are the take aways? 1. ______________________ 2. ______________________ 3. ______________________ Keep it simple

8 Organizing Tips I. Introduction (transition) II. Body A. Main point & Evidence (transition) B. Main point & Evidence (transition) C. Main point & Evidence (transition) III. Conclusion Outlining your content

9 The extent to which the presenter(s) demonstrates knowledge of the subject matter being presented and clearly answers to assigned topic. Content

10 Content, content, content  No matter how great your delivery, or how professional and beautiful your supporting visuals, if your presentation is not based on solid content, you cannot succeed.

11 So what?

12 The extent to which the presenter(s) uses visual aids to enhance the presentation and add value to the audience. Visual Aids

13 Keep it simple  People came to hear you and be moved or informed (or both) by you and your message. Don't let your message and your ability to tell a story get derailed by slides that are unnecessarily complicated, busy, or full of “junk”.

14 Visual Aids  Focus on Message and Take Away(s)  Limit Bullets Points & Text  Limit Animation (transitions & builds)  Use High-quality Graphics

15  Have a Visual Theme  Use Charts & Graphs  Use Color & Fonts Well  Use Video or Audio  Spend Time in the Slide Sorter Visual Aids

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17 The extent to which the presenter(s) knows and is able to express the ideas being presented. Command of Material

18 The art of storytelling  Good presentations include stories. The best presenters illustrate their points with the use of stories, most often personal ones.

19 Can you pass the “elevator test”?  Check the clarity of your message with the elevator test. This exercise forces you to "sell" your message in seconds.

20 Confidence – How to get it We fear what we do not know.

21 Delivery Tips

22 Body Language  The extent to which the presenter(s) engages the audience and uses movement to enhance the presentation.

23 Pronunciation & Language  The extent to which the presenter(s) demonstrates an awareness of audience and purpose, effective speech structure, pronunciation, and word choice that creates a professional tone.

24 Voice Quality  The extent to which the presenter(s) speaks effectively including pace, delivery, volume, tone, vocal variety and articulation.

25 Eye Contact  The extent to which the presenter(s) establishes and maintains eye contact.

26 Ability to Answer Questions  The extent to which the presenter(s) is able to handle questions during and after the presentation.

27 The extent to which the presenter(s) reiterates the main ideas of the presentation. Conclusion

28 Professional Presentations  Introduction  Organization  Content  Visual Aids  Command of Material  Delivery Tips  Conclusion  Activity

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