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Bank of Beijing

DAY 4
PRESENTATION SKILLS: TRANSITIONS BETWEEN
CONTENT BLOCKS

Presentation Must-Dos
The Most Important Thing

Presentation Must-Dos
The Most Important Thing
Who or what do you keep in mind every step of
the way as you are preparing your presentation?

Presentation Must-Dos
The Most Important Thing

YOUR LISTENERS

Presentation Must-Dos
What helps keep your listeners with you
(and awake) throughout your presentation?
YOUR LISTENERS

Presentation Must-Dos
Knowing where theyre going! At the
beginning of your presentation:
YOUR LISTENERS

At the beginning:
Give Listeners a Roadmap

YOUR LISTENERS

At the beginning:
Give Listeners a Roadmap with a Clear Destination
Where you plan to go
(the context and your
specific topic and/or goal)

YOUR LISTENERS

At the beginning:
Describe the Route
(how youre going to move from Point A to Point B)
Were going
here

You are
here

At the beginning:
Describe the Route
(how youre going to move from Point A to Point B)
Were going
here

How you are going to get there


(Your major blocks of information
in what order)

You are
here

Throughout your presentation:


Provide Road Signs =
Intentional (and Explicit) Transitions

YOUR LISTENERS

Throughout your presentation:


Provide Road Signs (transitions)
whenever you change directions or introduce a new topic.
Were going
here

You are
here

Introduction Includes:
Roadmap and Route
(1) Introduce your listeners to whos going to speak.

Introduction Includes:
Roadmap and Route
(1) Introduce your listeners to whos going to speak.
Hello, Im [Presenter 1], and this is [Presenter 2] and [Presenter 3].

Introduction Includes:
Roadmap and Route
(1) Introduce your listeners to whos going to speak.
Hello, Im [Presenter 1], and this is [Presenter 2] and [Presenter 3].

(2) Tell them clearly the topic of the presentation.

Introduction Includes:
Roadmap and Route
(1) Introduce your listeners to whos going to speak.
Hello, Im [Presenter 1], and this is [Presenter 2] and [Presenter 3].

(2) Tell them clearly the topic of the presentation.


We will be sharing with you what we learned from a survey we did on
[topic].
or
We will be talking about [topic] and sharing what we heard from the
people we surveyed.

Introduction Includes:
Roadmap and Route
(3) Give your listeners a Roadmap for
the rest of your presentation. Make sure
they know both your destination and the
route you will be taking.

Introduction Includes:
Roadmap and Route
In other words, let your listeners know
how your presentation will be organized.

Introduction Includes:
Roadmap and Route
Tell listeners how your presentation will be organized:
How the survey was done.

Introduction Includes:
Roadmap and Route
Tell listeners how your presentation will be organized:
How the survey was done.
We will first describe [details about the survey -- such as the
questions asked, the number and type of people interviewed].

Introduction Includes:
Roadmap and Route
Tell listeners how your presentation will be organized:
How the survey was done.
We will first describe [details about the survey -- such as the questions
asked, the number and type of people interviewed].

The findings of the survey.

Introduction Includes:
Roadmap and Route
Tell listeners how your presentation will be organized:
How the survey was done.
We will first describe [details about the survey -- such as the questions
asked, the number and type of people interviewed].

The findings of the survey.


Then we will share the results of the survey.

Introduction Includes:
Roadmap and Route
Tell listeners how your presentation will be organized:
How the survey was done.
We will first describe [details about the survey -- such as the questions
asked, the number and type of people interviewed].

The findings of the survey.


Then we will share the results of the survey.

The conclusions drawn from these results or what was


interesting.

Introduction Includes:
Roadmap and Route
Tell listeners how your presentation will be organized:
How the survey was done.
We will first describe [details about the survey -- such as the questions
asked, the number and type of people interviewed].

The findings of the survey.


Then we will share the results of the survey.

The conclusions drawn from these results or what was


interesting.
Well close by describing what we found most interesting/most
surprising.

Introduction Includes:
Roadmap and Route
By the end of your introduction, your listeners should know that
youll be telling them in more detail about:

How the survey was done.


The findings of the survey.
The conclusions drawn from these results or what was
interesting.

Introduction Includes:
Roadmap, Route . . . and Handoff (Transition #1)

Introduction Includes:
Roadmap, Route . . . and Handoff (Transition #1)
Pass the baton to the next person in your group,
who will talk in detail about your first subject

Transitions between Presenters and


between Blocks of Information

Transitions between Presenters and


between Blocks of Information

What NOT
to do!

Transitions between Presenters and


between Blocks of Information
Pass the baton to the
next person using a
transition
between each new
presenter and

Transitions between Presenters and


between Blocks of Information
Pass the baton to the
next person using a
transition
between each new
presenter and
between each new
block of information.

Body of Presentation Includes:


Road Signs (Transitions)
Transition Road Sign #1

Presenter 1 (the person doing the


introduction) signals a transition to the
next presenter and to the first content
block.

Body of Presentation Includes:


Road Signs (Transitions)
Transition Road Sign #1

Presenter 1 (the person doing the


introduction) signals a transition to the
next presenter and to the first content
block.
[Presenter 2] will begin by telling you what
questions we asked and who answered them.

Body of Presentation Includes:


Road Signs (Transitions)
Transition Road Sign #2
After describing how the survey was
done, Presenter 2 signals a transition to
the next presenter and to the next content
block.

Body of Presentation Includes:


Road Signs (Transitions)
Transition Road Sign #2
After describing how the survey was done,
Presenter 2 signals a transition to to the
next presenter and to the next content
block.
[Presenter 3] will now share the answers we
got to the first three questions of our survey.

Body of Presentation Includes:


Road Signs (Transitions)
Transition Road Sign #3
After describing the results of his/her
questions, Presenter 3 signals a transition to
the next presenter and to the next content
block.

Body of Presentation Includes:


Road Signs (Transitions)
Transition Road Sign #3
After describing the results of his/her
questions, Presenter 3 signals a transition to
the next presenter and to the next content
block.
[Presenter 4] will now share the rest of the answers
we got to our survey questions.

Body of Presentation Includes:


Road Signs (Transitions)
Transition Road Sign #4
After describing the rest of the survey
results, Presenter 4 signals a transition to
the next presenter and to the final content
block: the summary.

Body of Presentation Includes:


Road Signs (Transitions)
Transition Road Sign #4
After describing the rest of the survey
results, Presenter 4 signals a transition to the
next presenter and to the final content block:
the summary.
[Presenter 5] will now share with you what we
found particularly interesting/important/surprising.

Body of Presentation Includes:


Road Signs (Transitions)

You have arrived.

Transition Road Sign #5


After describing what was important,
interesting, or surprising about the
results, Presenter 5 signals to the
listener that the presentation is at an
end by giving a brief summary and by
thanking the listeners.

Presentation Skills: Checklist for an


Excellent Presentation (Must-Dos)

Presentation Skills: Checklist for an


Excellent Presentation (Must-Dos)
(1) Before the presentation:
Organize your material logically and persuasively -- with
the listener in mind.

Presentation Skills: Checklist for an


Excellent Presentation (Must-Dos)
(2) At the beginning of the presentation:
Tell the listener what your topic is.
Tell the listener how you will be presenting the
information.

Presentation Skills: Checklist for an


Excellent Presentation (Must-Dos)
(3) During the presentation:
Tell the listener when one section is ending and another
is beginning and who is talking next.

Presentation Skills: Checklist for an


Excellent Presentation (Must-Dos)
(4) At the end of the presentation:
Summarize the main points.
Describe the importance or significance of what was
said, or what is particularly interesting.
Thank the listeners for their attention.