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DEATH BY PRESENTATION Right now someone out there is dying from a boring presentation, hopefully it’s not yours.
your presentation should MOVE AND INSPIRE PEOPLE
What could go wrong… A A B B C C Boomerang effect Communication apprehension D D Disinformation E E Ers… Uhms… F F Fear of failure Adrenaline pumping
ADRENALINE PUMPING A A
An audience’s hostile reaction to a speech advocating too much or too radical change. BOOMERANG EFFECT B B
B B Remain calm Do not judge Address the issue only Look for areas of agreement Be clear, concise and stay focused
COMMUNICATION APPREHENSION Glossophobia: Anxiety or fear experienced before and during public speaking. C C
C C Recognise your fear Learn how to manage it When well prepared, your confidence level will raise dramatically, allowing you to control your nervousness
DISINFORMATION Communication that offers what appears to be information, but that actually deceives listeners and impedes their understanding. D D
Filler Words Filler words takes away from the forcefulness of your content and weaken your message. Er… Uhm… E E
Filler Words Er… Uhm… E E Relax Be less self-conscious Limit distractions Pause, Think and Answer Gesticulate: Use dramatic gestures to emphasize words
F F Fear of failure
C C C onfidence redibility ompetence If you you project an image of: C arry yourself well,
Be Interesting Be Engaging Be Memorable Be Yourself! Be Outstanding
Be Clear Be Direct Be Open Be Yourself! Be Organised Be Vocal
A A A A A A A A Attendees Audience Attitude Audience's Familiarity with Your Topic Arena Be A A ware of:
A A Attendees Be A A ware of: Their experience, education, job or professional background, age, gender, ethnic background, cultural differences, and more. Do your listeners share common interests? What's their relationship to one another? What recent experiences, if any, have they had that could affect their readiness to accept your argument? Are their expectations realistic What will your listeners expect from you? Do they have high expectations you may not be able to fulfill? Are you prepared in any case to address those expectations?
A A Audience Attitude Be A A ware of: Acknowledge audience attitudes, biases, interests and concerns Is your audience likely to be friendly or hostile toward your point of view? If they hold positive views about your topic and your messages, you'll be focusing chiefly on reinforcing those views and reciting the benefits your listeners will receive. If they hold negative views, you will have to anticipate their objections and prepare your responses. You might start with points to get agreement from your audience, before moving to the more controversial parts of your presentation.
A A Audience’s Familiarity with your Topic Be A A ware of: What do they already know? Address your listeners at the level of their existing knowledge.
A A Arena Be A A ware of:
B B Be prepared. Breathe to your belly C C Centre to Connect D D Drop voice to Diaphragm. Dangle arms, loosen up A A Act the Attitude. Accept fear
B B E E E E H H I I V V Involve the audience in action Interact with the audience Visual aids E E Environment – command your environment Energetic – remain energetic Entertain – entertain your audience S S Story – tell a story Humour – include humour and wit ….bee hives… Body Language
P P Practice different facial expressions P P Presentation and appearance is important P P Positioning - where you stand makes a difference P P Pleasant - expression in the eyes P P Posture - improve your speaking posture P P Presence - establish your presence (hand gestures) – impacts audience receptiveness P P Play - choreograph your speech
Homour Active listeners - audience keeps listening A A B B C C D D Build climax – by giving them something to laugh at shows you are in control Digestible – makes your presentation more digestible Eases tension – extremely encouraging E E Control – by giving them something to laugh at shows you are in control
Keep visuals simple Less is more
Visual Aids Design your visuals for maximum impact. Fully packed visuals... obscure your message rather than support it. Keep it simple. Keep it clear. A picture is worth a thousand words.
Visual Aids C C A A R R D D Attention Retention Direction S S Speed of understanding Comprehension Increase Audiences’…….
Tell a Story Relevant to the experience and audience interests Short, 2-3 minutes Puts information into perspective Paints a picture
THINK before you speak RUE? T T H H I I N N K K ELPFUL? NSPIRING? ECESSARY? IND? Is it
EMOTION ENERGIZE EMPHASIZE EYE CONTACT EXCITEMENT ELEGANTLY speak with vibrancy increase excitement speak with emotion use rhythm, build climax by pausing confidently hold eye contact
A presentation, no matter how it’s disguised. A Presentation is always … An opportunity for you to showcase your ability, persuade your audience, or advance your career.