The two most important factors in a presentation are:
Establish a positive relationship with your audience as quickly as possible.
A- CONTENT: There are four stages in a presentation. The key to a good presentation is to use Signals.
1. Introduction: Say what you are going to talk about: I'd like to talk to you about...... Give an outline: I'll be dealing with......
2. Body: Say what you want to say about the topic. Include visual aids. This part can be broken down into parts or steps: Firstly,......
3. Conclusion: Say that you have finished talking about the topic: Finally,......
4. Invite questions: handle difficult questions politely and diplomatically: Are there any questions?
B. DELIVERY: Things to consider when making a presentation:
• body language including:1. posture 2. eye contact with audience
• confidence: sound like you know what you are talking about
• voice: control volume – neither too soft nor too loud
• speed: not too fast; speak slowly and clearly
• language: short simple sentences; give examples
• notes: key words, not sentences
• visual aids: make sure they are clear, relevant and not too many
• humor: helps the audience to concentrate and remain interested
Written by: Mohammed Hussein