Review from last week Confidence versus fear Symptoms of fear or high stress Prevention / reducing symptoms The audience is on your side Dont worry about being great Dont worry about being perfect Just be yourself
What SticksWhat doesnt SimpleComplex ConcreteAbstract EmotionalStoic UnexpectedPredictable StoriesFacts
Put it in order Presentation Structure Introduction Body – Point 1 – Point 2 – Point 3 Conclusion
5 - 8 minute Presentation Men speak around 125 words a minute Women speak around 150 words per minute When youre nervous, you speak faster! Intro Point 1 Conclusion Point 2 Point 3 1 minute 3 - 6 minutes 1 minute 125 words (m) 150 words (w) 125 words (m) 150 words (w) 375 - 750 words (m) 450 - 900 words (w) Body
5 - 8 minute Presentation Transitions Intro Point 1 Conclusion Point 2 Point 3 Q&AQ&A Q&AQ&A Connect and Grab Attention! Connect and Grab Attention! Reconnect and Grab Attention! Reconnect and Grab Attention!
The first 30 Seconds are critical! Jolt The conclusion is as critical as the intro!
Presentation Secrets Talk to me, not us! The first and last 30 seconds are critical Get to the point quickly Transition Smoothly Using Humor Using visual aids – PowerPoint – Props
Preparing to Deliver Dont procrastinate! Rehearsing – How much should you rehearse? – Where should you rehearse? – Who can you rehearse to? – What can help you rehearse? Record the speech and rehearse while it plays!
The day of your presentation Mental Preparation Watch what you eat! Music soothes – use it! – Youd better be good to me! – Danger Zone – Lets Get it Started in Here
Delivering Your Presentation If you feel nervousness or panic set in, calm yourself! Talk to me, not us Look at the audience Find friendly faces Keep your hands out of pockets Never point into the audience Have fun!