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Public Speaking

Presentation Skills 101
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Fod Shadbakht

on 15 August 2016

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Transcript of Public Speaking

Public Speaking
Content
Design
Delivery
Presentation Skills 101
Analyze
Gather
Convert
your audience
Data & Info
Data into Outline
Needs

Knowledge

Attitude

Demography
Determine outline

Arrange format
WHAT
do I want my audience to gain?
HOW
will you present your ideas?
WHY
are you giving the presentation?
Chronological

Narrative

Problem/ Solution

Cause/Effect

Topical
Outline Styles
Introduction
Body
Conclusion
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.

Chronological

Narrative

Problem/Solution

Cause/Effect

Topical
1. Summarize main points

2. Provide closure
recommendations
future directions
next steps to take
...
Layout
Consistency
Color
Keep it simple

Limit bullet points & text

Use high quality graphics

Use appropriate charts

TIPS
Consistent structure
Related concepts
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
Lighting:
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
Presence
Dynamism
Authenticity
Expertise
Successful
Speaker
Posture

Eye Contact

Pauses

Appearance
Movement

Gestures

Facial Expressions

Vocal Variety
Approach with integrity

Be genuinely passionate

Care of the audience

Be yourself
Know your subject...well!

Counteract nervousness

Handle questions
© 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
4. Smile
5. Make them feel important
6. Don’t criticize others
7. WIIFM – What’s In It For Me

Prepare well
Start on time
Avoid fidgeting
Do relaxation exercises
deep breathing, exercise, music
Use positive self-talk
Types of Presentations
Memorized
Notes in hand
Impromptu
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
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