Presentation on theme: "Planning a presentation A good presentation considers the following: audience awareness clear sections of the talk - making a start, finishing off delivery."— Presentation transcript:
Planning a presentation A good presentation considers the following: audience awareness clear sections of the talk - making a start, finishing off delivery body language visual aids question time
Audience awareness Who are they? What are their needs & interests? What do they already know? What do they need from you?
Sections of the talk Clear objectives Logical organisation of ideas Relevant Appropriate length Strong introduction & conclusion Interesting
Making a start Give your name (& position) Title of your presentation Purpose of your presentation The main points you will cover When the audience may ask questions A reference to the audience to establish rapport
Finishing off A clear signal that you are to end A brief, clear summary of what you've said A conclusion or recommendation (if appropriate) An invitation for questions, comment, or discussion
Delivery Clear, simple & fluent Natural spoken language Clear signalling devices Use of pauses for emphasis Good speed Use notes, don't read
Body Language Use of strong clear gestures No distracting gestures Good eye contact Positive, confident, relaxed manner Move around, but no pacing!
Visual Aids They enhance your talk Relevant to your talk Clear, simple messages - don't overcrowd them Efficient, professional use of equipment ( practice beforehand ) Don't over-use
Question time Welcome the question Listen carefully - don't interrupt Take time to think about your answer Check you have understood the question if necessary Reply confidently and briefly Check the questioner is satisfied
Prepare well Practice beforehand …and ENJOY IT!