How to give a successful presentation

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					How to give a successful presentation


Some presentations can be boring in spite of it’s interesting topic. That is because the speaker
unknowingly makes a number of presentation mistakes. The speaker should avoid these mistakes
and by that, he will be able to improve the effectiveness of his presentation.



There are three main factors for any presentation:

1. The speaker
The speaker should know his subject and his topic: He must searche before beginning the of
presentation.

Body language:

Smile: This is very important. This will give good impression to the audience. And will help the
speaker feel confident. A speaker should avoid looking down in fear.

Voice:

A speaker must make sure that the audience can hear him so perfectly.

The speaker should avoid mumbling in one tone .

Fluency: the speaker must avoid words when he stops, such as “Um”, “Er”, “Like”, and
“Totally”. Saying nothing is better than saying these words.



2. The topic
    To give a good presentation the speaker must find a topic that he is able to talk about in a
     limited time.
    The speaker might try to summarize the message or main idea in one sentence. This is not
     easy unless the speaker masters his subject which is the main condition to present the
     presentation clearly.

    Introduction
     When a speaker introduces his topic to the audience , he is sharing knowledge.
               In the beginning of the presentation in the few first sentences the speaker could
                catch the audience attention by for example asking a question or, catchy
                statement .
               The speaker must start slowly, then speeds up gradually.

     Conclusion
       Conclusion must be presented in clearly to regain full attention .
           The speaker may end with a concluding sentence that repeats the message or
             main idea of the presentation, which is called “The Take Home Message” the
             audience should remember hopefully.

3. The audience

     The speaker could try to imagine what type of audience he would have to include and
      consider as a background information.
     The speaker must present in a way that the audience will understand and remember.

4. Visual Aids

Using visual aids are very effective in delivering the message “ A picture is worth a thousand
word”
      Visual aids like:
     Spreadsheets: The speaker could spread some sheets on the audience to follow the points
       discussed.
     Overhead, projectors (transparencies, slides) Power point: they are good and preferred
       aids that is so helpful in presenting charts , illustrations, or any other high lights.

Final Tips:

         Rehearse: Rehearsing before starting your presentation. The best place for
          rehearsing is in front of the mirror, so the speaker can see his body language during
          the presentation.

         Avoid reading: When a speaker reads his speech to the audience they will feel bored
          and easily distracted.
        Dress nicely: The speaker should look professional in the way he is dressed. So
         choosing the appropriate outfitters and colors that show your seriousness and
         elegancy, which doesn’t distract the audience eyes.




      References:

      -www.catalysis.nl/links/presentations/presentation.php

      -rogerdarlington.me.uk/Presentation.htm

      - http://faculty.washington.edu/sandeep

      sandeep@u.washington.edu



Written by: Asmaa Alfaraj

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