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Unformatted text preview: Oral Presentations
Dr. R. T. Lambdin, Sapa
The H Lecture But First:
But First: W & M is in one of the toughest conferences!
Good try gang! Also
Also Let us know when your
Whatever Is Doing something.
Attending Giving Presentations
Giving Presentations Improves 3 areas:
Preparation Vomit out ideas
Find 3 main points Goal and Objective
Goal and Objective Introduction
Catchy Funny Personal Engaging 3 main points
Cool conclusion Content
Content Catch Phrase:
Tell ‘em what you’re gonna tell ‘em!
Tell ‘em what you told ‘em! Preparation
Preparation Time yourself
Watch yourself in the mirror
Remember to prepare for EARS, not eyes (spoken vs. written word) More Prep
More Prep Cut out stumbling blocks (long sentences/big words)
2 Syllables good!
Not all are USC grads!
Give it your personality
Active words Punchy expressions Edgy language Use lots of animation, photos, tables, & graphs Always Sell Yourself
Always Sell Yourself Make people like you! Lots of personality
Happy/Friendly attitude (it’s all good)
Open with a personal anecdote
Restate and summarize frequently!
Nelly’s Christmas CD/Download/Whatever It’s a Performance!
It’s a Performance! Remember costume (Look the part!)*
Avoid dullness at all costs!
No glazed eyeball syndrome *Ask me about this For Us
For Us What should you wear?
What would you wear?
What time is it?
How long would you have to wear it?
You will have ample opportunity soon enuff! For Ours
For Ours Look presentable
No silly/shitty shirts
Won’t walk away by themselves.
Be ladies and gents.
Probably don’t want to emulate Ke$ha!
DJTurn it up! Delivery
Or How to Make Yourself
Look Like You Know What You’re Talking About! Statistically Speaking
Statistically Speaking Only a 1 in 10 chance of something you greatly fear actually occurring
# 1 Stumbling block to a smooth delivery= NERVES Fight Nerves
Fight Nerves Walk briskly around building
Dangle arms and legs
Sometimes you have to relax!
Watch the juice! REMEMBER
REMEMBER Never tell an audience that you feel nervous
This creates a worried vibe in the room
Audience reflects the speaker’s attitude: Radiate positive energy.
Who should you emulate? Delivery Techniques
Delivery Techniques Engage them in the first 90 seconds Personal Anecdote Provocative question Relevant joke
Once you have their attention, Don’t Read
3 Ways to deliver: Memorized Extemporaneous Read Posture
Posture Back straight
Stomach sucked in
Make eye contact Distribute weight evenly on both feet
Project voice louder and lower than a normal speaking voice No! Do Not
Do Not Rock
Beat on podium
Point at crowd Lose eye contact
Get cotton mouth
Forget to engage the PP
Speak until all are ready
Pass the 4 minute mark For Next
For Next Power Points
Now, your time to do as you wish! Questions?
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- Fall '10