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					Presentation Skills
                      Speed

Effective speakers change their
rate of speed to fit their
purpose, content, listeners &
personal style
Pace
• is the speed at which speaker
  presents different topics or
  thoughts within a topic

• speaker adjusts pace
  according to listeners’ and
  speakers’ interest
 Tone

• emphasis placed on a word to
  create meaning

• variation prevents monotonous
  presentations
       Volume / Variety / Vocabulary
4 project your voice
   - aim for the back
4 go faster to excite
                        4 to gain maximum
                          attention, say some
                          words   louder
                        4 repeat important words
     Volume / Variety / Vocabulary
4 go s l o w e r to
  emphasize major points
                             4 pause often & look
                               round audience

4 give emphasis with voice
  & body
                    Language
     avoid…                        try to…

4acronyms                      4 use everyday
                                 language
4being too formal
                               4 use concrete
4long sentences                  words
                Body Language
1. Dress: be comfortable, respectful, careful
2. Facial Expression: a smile makes listeners feel
   comfortable
3. Eye Contact: is positive; be aware of cultural norms
4. Body Movement: be yourself, move slowly, control
   nervous behaviour
                        Body Language
5. Hand & Gestures: gesture above waist, keep
   fingers straight, gesture to emphasise key points
6. Conditions Affecting Behaviour:
        (which can you control?)

  size of room            furniture              temperature
  lighting, acoustics     your reputation        use of visuals
  other speakers          seating arrangements   location
            Body Language – don’ts

•   don’t point at anyone
•   don’t move while presenting key
    points
•   don’t stand rooted to the spot
•   don’t leave your hands by your sides
•   don’t avoid eye contact
             Body Language - dos


•   move hands & arms
•   move around the room
•   move towards audience
•   move your eyes around the
    audience
             Body Language


• What about your
  audience?

• What does their body
  language tell you?
               Using Visuals


“ A picture is worth a
thousand words.”

            Chinese Proverb
Flip Chart / Projector / Posters / Cards…
                     • big and bold
                     • use drawings
                     • use colours
                     • face audience, talk,
                       write, talk
                     • remove when finished
             Using Visuals: Don’ts

• don’t hide behind your visuals
• don’t let technology or visuals be
  more interesting than you
• don’t use visuals as detailed
  notes
Using Visuals: Dos

    • do let your visuals aid you
    • do use visuals to clarify and
      emphasise
    • do make one point per visual
    • do introduce each visual before
      showing
    • do practice beforehand
          Be Careful with PowerPoint

•   4 Colours Max
•   Use graphics
•   Check how it looks on projector
•   Use text sparingly
         Helpful Attitudes & Values
•   My mind-set won’t help them
•   Everybody is human, unique with potential
•   It’s OK to teach
•   No one best way
•   People never argue with their own data
•   Facilitators can’t win arguments
•   Silence is OK
•   Don’t push the river
Making it Interesting
       4 stories/anecdotes

       4 explain by analogy

       4 involve them
          - ask questions
          - pause until reply

				
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