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Copy of Presentation Skills
Transcript of Copy of Presentation Skills
To assist you with your Project Management Presentations
Examples of weak and strong presentations
Dealing with nerves
How to structure a presentation
Examples of weak presentations
Choose a colour scheme, which is readable and professional
Use a consistent font and font size throughout the presentation
Keep bullet points to one/two lines
Use the bullet points as prompts, this shows your understanding of the information
Limit the words on each slide
You may be required at some point to present in your career
e.g. pitching ideas to stakeholders
Reading off the slides
Reading a script
Too many words
Colour format slides
by Lelanie Judeel
Practice, practice and practice
Positive Self Talk
Example of good presentations skills: Steve Jobs
Keep the content relevant
Vary tone of voice
Provide a summary slide at the end followed by reference list
Delivering a supercharged presentation
Are you making sense?
Moving on to
First of all
Signposts are quick cues to the audience that the speech is moving from one point to another. Signposts are often short statements such as “first,” “second,” and “next,” They are called signposts because they quickly point out to the audience where we all are in the speech.
What are "signposts" and what
are their purpose in presentations?
What categories can
signposts be put into?
To say more
To expand on
To elaborate on
To sequence points
First of all
To go back
To indicate movement
to a new point
Moving on to
To turn to
To provide an example
To show contrast
On the other hand
Word stress is your magic key to
understanding spoken English. Native
speakers of English use word stress naturally. Word
stress is so natural for them that they don't even know they use it.
Natural stress in segment of speech:
are stressed -
words are unstressed
Robert went to the park on Friday.
When presenting, it is often useful to
certain content words that are important for your purpose e.g. when promoting something you might want to
words relating to content.
There are two important elements involved in
Let us take the opening sentence of an article:
Chunking is a principle that applies to the effective communication
of information between humans.
First we decide where to pause, for example:
is a principle
that applies to the effective communication of
Next we decide which are the important words, and when we say them, we
those words by making them
and by marking the stressed syllable of the word with a
that applies to the
Look/present at the screen
Look at the floor
Present to one person/one area
of the room
Make eye contact
Stand tall/good posture
Speak clearly, slowly, with
Use body Language
Present to the group/room
A good presenter
Reference in text
Support facts with theory
List all references on the last slide
According to Mitchell (2012)....
..... leadership in democracy can
have an effect on media
freedom (Mitchell, 2012).
Figure 1: An exciting presentation. (Cartoonstock, 2013)
Blake, N. (1998). Using the web in undergraduate education. Journal of Educational Computing, 5(2):234-251.
Blake, N. (1999). Higher Education in the 21st century. New York: University Press.
Edulink, 3(2). Available from: http://www.joburg.ac.za/edtech/pubs/edulink/992/blake.html
Davis, K. (1987). Computer-based training for accountants. Unpublished doctoral thesis. Johannesburg: Rand Afrikaans University.
Education Trust. (1999). Using videos in your classroom (Brochure). Sandton: Eduprint.
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Presentation Assessment Criteria:
40 marks in total
Each member must present
1 HOUR -
INCLUDING Q & A
Lecturer and 2 external moderators
Hand in 1 file only per team
1. Welcoming (PM)
Set the scene (placement of "clients")
Dates of project shedule
Short overview of project brief
Aim of presentation
Main headings to be covered
3. Strategic Intent
Company vision, mission and values
4. Concept and Initiation Phase
Life cycle phase (inputs, process, outputs)
Approval of business case
Approval of project carter
5. Design and Development Phase
Project life cycle
Work breakdown structure
Quality philosophy and standards
Risk probability, impact & response matrix (risk management)
Communications (committees, meetings, reports, press release)
Pictures/drawings on prototype
6. Implementation Phase
Work breakdown structure
Project and phase durations
Major milestones, sign offs and completion of deliverables
OBS on Gantt chart
7. Presentation Style
Smooth handover between speakers
Speakers face audience and present from cards
Well-rehearsed presentations with enthusiasm
Was the project plan clear and understood by audience?
Successful Q & A session