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How to Prepare a Presentation

This Prezi was inspired by Garr Reynolds of Presentation Zen fame. It outlines the steps that you should take to properly prepare a presentation. Most people underestimate the time and effort required to prepare a presentation so planning is key.
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on 19 May 2015

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Transcript of How to Prepare a Presentation

Think About the Day
of the Presentation
What is purpose?
Why you Were Asked to Speak?
What Does
Audience Expect?
Know Your Audience
Sean
Jim
Mike
Mary
Aine
What is the Purpose
of the Event?
To Inspire?
To Offer Concrete
Practical Advice?
Move Away From the Software
More Theory
than concepts
or Advice?
Where and
When is the
Presentation?
Location
Logistics
Time of Day
Day of Week
Other Presenters
Content
Is Key
Appropriate Content
Beginning
Middle
End
Make Sure
Content is
Appropriate for the Audience
Build
Content
Into a
Story
To
Connect
with
Audience

Keep it Simple!
1. Write down 3 Things
2. You want the Audience
Don't Write
an Essay!
Focus on the
Essence of
your Message
3. To Remember
Outline your
Visualize
the
Flow
of
Your
Presentation
The Audience Need
to See Where
You're Going
Good
Presentation
Put Yourself in the Audiences Shoes
Is your Point Relevant?
Does it Help the Story?
Is it Point-less?
The
Elevator
Test
Could you
Convey the
Essence of
your Message
in 30-45
Seconds?
Tell Stories
Audiences Remember Stories
Good story =
+
+
Interesting,
Clear,
Beginning
Provocative, Engaging
Content in the Middle
Clear,
Logical,
Conclusion
Materials
The More on Top
of the Materials
you are

The More Confident
you will be!

Rehearse as
Much as Possible
In Front of Friends
In Front of Family
In Front of
the Mirror
Knowing the Material Well...
Rehearsing the Flow...
Knowing what Slide
or Frame is Coming Next...
Anticipating Questions...
Will Eliminate Much of the Unknown
Removing
the
Unknown
Builds
Confidence
Take
Your
Audience
On a
Journey
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