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Transcript of Presentation Skills
The Purpose of Presentations
Different Types of Presentations
Sharing detailed information is not a good use of a presentation.
*You can use a presentation to inform an audience generally about a subject and to highlight important facts, but you must use written forms of communication for the detail.
Audiences will not remember detail.*
Laying the Foundation
Deciding What to Say
the audience to take a particular course of action
a message to the audience
to meet the needs of a particular audience
for discussion of controversial or challenging ideas
how people are reacting to a situation or an idea
in generating solutions to problems
Provide a forum
Outlines the benefits, features, and reasons to buy a product or service
Provides the reasons or support to pursue a particular idea or path
Details the progress of a project, a task force, or product sales
or strategy: Sketches out what an organization plans to do next, or articulates the company's goals
of your presentation
Stages of Preparation
to a particular perspective or course of action
of the topic
The Power of Visuals:
Most people respond better to visuals than to the spoken word alone.
A Word of Caution:
that support your key message
Identify when it's important to get
reactions or buy-ins
Understand ideas, relationships, or physical layouts
Recognise that you are moving on to a new topic
Learn how to connect what you know about your topic...
in ways that engage, clarify & inspire.
Formal or informal?
When will you be speaking?
You have to deliver a presentation about innovation to managers at your company
Which of the following lines would best capture your listeners' attention at the start of the presentation?
Today we're going to talk about creativity and innovation in organisations of all kinds.
What do Post-it notes and Silly Putty have in common? They are innovations that managers originally saw as huge failures
Any company that hopes to do well in this age of increasing competition needs to be able to innovate.