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Presentation Skills
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Preparing the Supplements He who fails to prepare is preparing for failure - so prepare, prepare, prepare
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Know Your Audience Who are they? What is their objective? What are the main points they need to get? What is the most appropriate support for the main points? What medium is most appropriate for them?
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Know Your Audience What questions and concerns do they have? What outside factors might influence their opinions (e.g., politics, past experiences)?
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Make an Interesting Start Startling statistic or quotation Dramatic action Prop, visual, or cartoon Question Excerpt from the day’s newspaper Anecdote or example Pause
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Choose Credible Points Sound logic Testimony, statistics, and facts Statements from authorities Anecdotes and examples Definitions Supporting material should make it interesting, memorable, clear, and convincing.
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Make the Ending Memorable Simple “thank you” Call to action Startling statement Vivid illustration Powerful quotation
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Create User Friendly Notes Use bulleted lists and keywords Use 18 point type, boldface Use only the top 2/3 of the page Highlight the critical information, like major points and transitions "I carry fire insurance, but I don't expect my house to burn down." –Winston Churchill
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Design Visuals for Listeners Listeners Spend 25-50% of the time listening Will remember 10% of what they hear Can only recall 5-7 points from short-term memory Must take in information with no backtracking
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Help Your Listeners Organize and sequence content Group related information Illustrate ideas Idea 1… …is related how to idea 2?
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Help Your Listeners Repeat frequently: Tell them what you’re going to tell them Tell them Tell them what you told them Use transitional signposts Forecast ideas (first, next, in summary) Express relationships (however, similarly)
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