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Preparing & Delivering a Presentation Developed for Kappa Omicron Nu for Web Delivery by Sue Stratton, MEd
Conceptualize Your Presentation Understand Your Task What is the purpose of the presentation? –To persuade? To inform? Build community? etc. What are the two or three key points you wish to make? Who is your audience? –What do they need to know about your topic? –What is the most interesting way to connect the audience with your content?
Structure Your Presentation Frame your presentation Introduction: –Write out your opening statement –Tell em about what you are going to tell em and why –Focus on building rapport with the audience within the first five minutes of the presentation. Body –Tell em what you came to tell em! –Your top two or three points with supporting data –Why is this information important to the audience? –What relevance is there? Why should they care? Conclusion –Summarize Tell em what you told em. –Write out your closing statement
Create the Visual Presentation Use a minimum of 24 pt type ALWAYS use color in your presentation Its easier for the audience to read a dark typeface on a light background. Integrate pictures or graphics whenever possible. Visuals should: match your key points, creating added value to your presentation minimize number of words and maximize free space use special effects sparingly
The Devil Is In The Details Things that will leave a negative impression even if your content is fabulous: Going over your allotted time frame You dont know how to work with your audio-visual equipment –Not taking ownership for learning how to work the equipment. The audience is physically uncomfortable –Too cold, too tired, anxious to stand up, too cramped
Practice, Practice, Practice Practice saying the words out loud. Practice using your visual presentation with the words you plan to use. Practice in a mirror if possible to observe your posture and personal presence as you speak. Notice and modulate your volume, pace, voice pitch and bad habits like umm