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WHY PRESENTATION SKILLS?
Why improve our presentation skills? • The ability to express an idea is as important as an idea itself
BENEFITS OF GOOD PRESENTATION
Being a good presenter means :
• we are clear and concise. • we are in control. • we have more authority. • more actions will be taken on our recommendation.
If we acquire this skill – will it help us for our future career growth?
• Don’t embarrass participants. Don’t put anyone on the spot. • Make eye contact with every one – two seconds – Be a lighthouse. • Words are only 7% of what we communicate – Rest 93% is body language and tone of voice. • Encourage participants to ask questions. • Always face the audience! • Plan each and every minute.
What happens when we are called upon to speak?
HOW CAN WE CONTROL OUR NERVOUSNESS ?
• Prepare, Prepare, Prepare • Think Positively • Use the Power of Visualization • Most Nervousness is not Visible • Don’t Expect Perfection • Use Visual Aids • Work hard on Introduction
Prior Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance of the Person Putting on the Presentation.
What are the various roles of a presenter?
KNOW YOUR AUDIENCE
Who are they? How many will be there?
U nderstanding What is their knowledge of the subject? D emographics What is their age, sex, educational background? I nterest E nvironment N eeds
What are their needs? What are your needs as the speaker? Why are they there? Who asked them to be there? Where will I stand? Can they all see & hear me?
C ustomization What specific needs do you need to address? E xpectations What do they expect to learn or hear from you?
What role does time play in our presentations?
ABRAHAM LINCOLN ON COMMUNICATION
Abraham Lincoln learnt to communicate with people, an invaluable skill. People who learn how to communicate well are more likely to succeed than those who can’t. According to him, effective communication can: • • • • • Improve our income. Make sales. Get us elected in the office. Win friends. Make the world a better place in which to live.
Presentation is like a love affair: any fool can start one, but it takes real talent to end one.
With trembling limbs and knocking knees You stand as on the dock And try to make your voice sound As steady as a rock You've got to watch the words you stress And you must watch the way you dress You've got to make your breath stream last And most of all not talk too fast. Your subject must, of course your audience enthrall And your voice must be heard in the corners of the hall Without shouting, they must listen to every word you say And if they don't believe their opinion you must sway And lastly, whether speaking Latin, prose or rhyme Just when you get going you've got to stop in time.