Powerful Presentation Skills

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Tips & techniques for delivering effective presentations.

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  • 1. Powerful Presentation Skills
    Nicole M. Young, MSW
    Optimal Solutions Consulting
  • 2. Desired Outcomes
    Learn how to plan presentations that are informative andinteresting.
    Understand how to balance presenting information, engaging the audience and managing the time.
    Discuss ways to use visual aids to enhance presentations.
    Gain tips and ideas for managing anxiety about public speaking.
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  • 3. Agenda
    Welcome / Overview / Introductions
    Putting the P in Powerful Presentations
    More Tips & Techniques
    Closing / Evaluation
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  • 4. Introductions
    Name
    Organization
    #1 fear, worry, concern or challenge related to speaking in public (presentations, meetings, groups, etc)
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  • 5. The Best Defense
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    Put the P in Powerful Presentations
    PLAN
    PREPARE
    PRACTICE
    PRESENT
  • 6. PLAN
    Who is my audience?
    What do they want to hear, learn, feel or do?
    What do I want them to hear, learn, feel or do?
    What will I cover or convey to accomplish this?
    How long will I need to do this?
    How much can I do with the amount of time I have?
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  • 7. Exercise: Planning for a Presentation
    Think about an upcoming presentation that you will (or could) be leading:
    Who will be attending?
    What do they want to hear, learn, feel or do?
    What is one key point you need to cover or convey to meet their needs?
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  • 8. PREPARE
    • How does the audience want to receive information? (Learning Styles)
    • 9. What Types of Information will capture their interest?
    • 10. What Types of Interactions will keep them engaged?
    • 11. What Types of Questionscan I use to initiate interactions?
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  • 12. PREPARE: Learning Styles
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  • 13. Learning Styles: Example 1
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  • 14. Learning Styles: Example 2
    @nicolemyoung: my learning style is
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    Visual + Read/Write
    Visual
    Kinesthetic
  • 15. PREPARE: Types of Information
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  • 16. PREPARE: Types of Interactions
    Experiential exercise
    Parallel exercise
    Large-group discussion
    Small-group discussion
    Pairs
    Go around the room
    Individual written exercise
    1-way presentation
    High
    Interaction
    Low
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  • 17. PREPARE: Types of Questions
    Open-ended
    Closed-ended
    Audience poll/
    show of hands
    What is your greatest fear about public speaking?
    Do you get nervous about public speaking?
    How many of you get nervous about public speaking?
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  • 18. Group Exercise: Prepare
    Example of 1 key point
    What question(s) could you use to initiate interaction?
    How would you follow that up with
    A big idea
    Fact or logic
    Concrete steps
    Stories
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  • 19. PRACTICE
    Use a mirror, video camera, other people
    Check body language, tone of voice, pace, volume, words
    Time yourself
    Notice: note cards, handouts, agenda
    Practice answering tough questions
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  • 20. PRESENT: Before
    Arrive early to set up, get situated in the room
    Set up and test any audio/visual equipment
    Greet people as they arrive
    Take deep breaths
    Be your own cheerleader/coach
    Review your notes, agenda, slides one more time
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  • 21. PRESENT: During
    Speak slowly
    Speak loudly
    Enunciate
    Pause (silence is ok)
    Make eye contact
    Smile
    Walk around the room (if feasible)
    Talk to the audience (not your notes or the screen)
    Perform
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  • 22. Other Tips & Techniques
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    What works for you?
    What makes a good presentation an outstanding presentation?
  • 23. Want More Information?
    E-mail:nicole@opti-solutions.com
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    Connect:
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    www.twitter.com/nicolemyoung
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