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					           Presentation
              Skills
                  presented by:

                YOUR NAME HERE
               YOUR CONTACT INFO




NAME OF ORGANIZATION
                                   1
      Course Objectives
After completing this workshop, the learner will be able to:


               • Design presentations that inform,
                 persuade, and entertain an audience.

               • Speak effectively in a variety of
                 situations.

               • Use presentational tools and
                 techniques to keep audiences
                 engaged.
                                                               2
         Presentation Skills
                  Day One Agenda


• Overview
• Our messages
• Overcoming fears
• Designing
  presentations
• Impromptu speaking
• Action plan

                                   3
      Overview




What am I doing here?
                        4
Introductions
      Find out something
      unusual about this
      person:
       • Strange pet?
       • Unusual hobby?
       • Met someone famous?
       • Been somewhere
         interesting?
       • Favorite saying?
                               5
           Assessment
Avoiders            Resisters




Reluctants        Enthusiasts   6
  Types of Presentations
Informational
                Instructional
  Persuasive
                  Inspirational




                                  7
ABCs of Presentations

         • Accurate

           • Brief

              • Clear

                        8
              Our Messages

                   Words
                  (verbal liking)




  Body                                Tone
language                            (vocal liking)
(facial liking)




                                                     9
Red Flag Statements
          • We’ve always done it
            that way.
          • That’s something we’ve
            never tried.

          • That won’t work.
          • What if we tried …


          • But…
          • Silence
                                     10
          Tone


I’m so happy
to be here
with you today.


                  11
Body Language

       • Face
       • Eye contact
       • Gesture
       • Posture
       • Movement
                       12
Overcoming Nervousness

         • Breathe.
         • Practice, practice, practice.
         • Connect with the audience.
         • Focus on the message.
         • Do some exercises.



                                      13
Constructing Presentations


• Plan
• Design
• Write



                             14
     Purpose

• Can you
  define your
  purpose for
  speaking in
  a single
  sentence?

                15
What’s in It for Me?
                • Who are they?
                • What are their
                  needs?
                • What
                  knowledge do
                  they have?
                • What do you
                  want them to
                  know, do, or
                  feel?


                                 16
Brainstorming
       • Set criteria.
       • Don’t judge ideas.
       • Focus on quantity,
         not quality.
       • Use mind mapping.
       • Try piggybacking.

                              17
Parts of the Presentation

            • Opening
            • Body
            • Closing
            •2nd   closing
                             18
     Impromptu Speaking

• Networking
• Meetings
• Project
  reports



                          19
S-E-T Formula

          S hort answer
          E vidence
          Transition


                       20
The Elevator Speech

           • 60 seconds
             maximum
           • Key points
             only
           • Prepare in
             advance


                          21
     Practice Session



• Choose one question.
• Answer it using the S-E-T Formula.
• Practice, practice, practice.
• Present!
                                       22
          Action Plan


Decide on a
topic for
next session’s
presentation.



                        23
          Presentation
             Skills
                  presented by:

                YOUR NAME HERE
               YOUR CONTACT INFO




NAME OF ORGANIZATION
                                   24
        Presentation Skills
                Day Two Agenda

• Review of the first day
• Writing your presentation
• Delivering your presentation
• Practice sessions
• Speaker’s toolkit
• Action plan



                                 25
Building Rapport

        • Finding
          commonalities
        • Using body
          language
        • Observing and
          adjusting
                       26
    Writing Your Presentation

•   Opening
•   Body
•   Closing
•   Q&A
•   Second closing



                                27
Delivering Your Presentation




                 Advance
              Preparation
                               28
Delivering Your Presentation




           The Day of the
            Presentation
                               29
Delivering Your Presentation




           Presenting the
                Program
                               30
Delivering Your Presentation




              Gestures
                               31
Delivering Your Presentation




                     Your
                 Audience
                               32
Learning Styles

 Visual
       Auditory

     Tactile and
      Kinesthetic
                    33
Visual Aids


         • Handouts
         • Flipcharts
         • Slide shows
         • Videos
         • Overheads
         • Props
                         34
Flipcharts
             • Size of
               letters
             • Color
             • Graphics
             • Posting
               pages
             • Touch,
               turn, and
               tell

                           35
  Using Microsoft PowerPoint
           Software

• Rule of sevens
• Effective graphics
• Presenting with
  PowerPoint
• Equipment failure



                               36
Challenging Situations

• The Stone   • The Sniper
   • The Talker   • And more




                               37
          Using Humor

• To improve retention
• To make a point
• To diffuse frustration
• To create rapport
• To reduce stress
• To have fun

                           38
          Q&A Sessions

• Answering questions
• Prepared questions
• “Parking lot”
• Common questions
• Second closing

                         39
        Practice Session

• Review any
  topic from this
  class
• Teach a process
• Tell a story

                           40
          Evaluations

• What did they do
  that you liked?
• What would you
  like to see more or
  less of in this
  presentation?
                        41
Activities
        • Icebreakers
        • Energizers
        • Exercises
        • Role play
        • Roundtables
        • Discussions
        • Panels
                        42
Speaking Opportunities

          • Clubs and
            organizations
          • Training sessions
          • College classes
          • Meetings at which
            you facilitate


                                43
      Continued Development

•   Self
•   Audience
•   Peer
•   Mentor
•   Recordings


                              44
          Action Plan
24 Hours:
 Teach one
 process from
 this class
7 Days:
 Prepare an
 elevator speech
30 Days:
 Commit to one
 presentation
                        45
          Presentation
             Skills
                YOUR NAME HERE
               YOUR CONTACT INFO




NAME OF ORGANIZATION
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