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Transcript of Public Speaking
Presentation Skills 101
Data & Info
Data into Outline
do I want my audience to gain?
will you present your ideas?
are you giving the presentation?
Include agenda and clarify goals & objectives
Include overview of situation, statement of current situation or a recap of history
Use attention grabbers: quote, question, humor, creative image, anecdote, statistic, etc.
1. Summarize main points
2. Provide closure
next steps to take
Keep it simple
Limit bullet points & text
Use high quality graphics
Use appropriate charts
Key words & phrases
No full sentences
Numbers vs. bullets
Place one idea/slide
Choose right fonts
Bigger is better
Display < 15 words/slide
The average person:
speaks about 150 words per minute
reads about 250 to 300 words per minute
writes about 20 words per minute while copying
Dark room = dark background with light text
Light room = light background with dark text
Two general categories:
cool colors such as blue & green
best for backgrounds
warm colors such as orange & red
best for objects in foreground such as text
Approach with integrity
Be genuinely passionate
Care of the audience
Know your subject...well!
© Clarion Enterprise Ltd.
© Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People
1. Talk to people about things they are interested in
2. Try to see things from their point of view
3. Genuinely like other people
5. Make them feel important
6. Don’t criticize others
7. WIIFM – What’s In It For Me
Start on time
Do relaxation exercises
deep breathing, exercise, music
Use positive self-talk
Types of Presentations
Notes in hand
Program questions into your talk
Ask “What questions do you have?”
Avoid “Great Question!”
Repeat or rephrase question
Raise hot objections proactively
Defend idea, not yourself