Staff or managers who would like to improve their presentation skills.
? Clearly understand your objectives and the messages of your presentation. ? Organize and construct a logical, smooth presentation layout. ? Tailor your presentation to the audience and to the event/occasion. ? Guide your audience through your presentation to keep and hold their attention. ? Use the Rhetorical Arts to convince, persuade or inspire your audience to action. ? Learn to finish with a flourish, and then handle follow-up questions with the finesse born of confidence.
1. Introduction and Setting Objectives
1.1 Formulating a Residual Message (Your Presentation Objectives) The Residual Message The Rule of Threes Defining Secondary Objectives
1.2 Know Your Audience Introduction Demographic Traits Situational Traits Identify the Audience
2. Planning and Writing
2.1 Construction Opening/Introduction Body Closing
2.2 Developing Your Main Points
2.3 Credible Evidence
2.4 Breaking down Main Points into Sub-points *Practice: Structuring Your Presentation Adding a Structure to Your Presentation
2.5 The Seven Types of Presentation Structures Space Classification Comparison Contrast Cause-Effect Problem-Solution Times
2.6 Connectives, Introductions, and Conclusions Connect the Points Types of Connectives Signposts Types of signposts *Practice: Internal Previews Internal Reviews Transitions Overviews and Reviews
*Practice: Introductions Tips for Developing an Effective Introduction Conclusions Tips for Effective Conclusions Use of Visual Aids *Practice: The Two Major Types of Visual Aids Static visual aids Dynamic visual aids
3. Successful Delivery
3.1 The Need to Follow Through
3.2 General Delivery Guidelines Know what you are going to say, not how you are going to say it. Know your presentation well so that you will only need a minimal amount of words of phrases on your index card. Be aware of distracting elements and strive to correct them while speaking. Do not start speaking until you are fully situated in front of the audience, and have taken a deep breath! Realize the nothing will take the place of preparation. When practicing your presentation, go through the entire presentation before stopping to make corrections. Prepare well enough in advance so that you can get a good night’s sleep before your speaking date. Do not put this assignment off till the last minute.
3.3 The Delivery Voice Eyes Expression Appearance Stance Humor *Practice
4. Improving Your Style
4.1 Tips and Techniques for Great Presentations 4.2 How to Improve Your Presentation Skills 5. Delivering your powerful presentation
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