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Prepare Prepare - The more time you spend preparing your
presentation beforehand the more confident you will be on
to know your audience. Put yourself in their shoes. What's
in it for them? What understanding do they currently have?
Do they want a detail or strategic level talk from you?
the one key goal you want to achieve by giving this presentation?
Make sure that this is clear to your audience at the beginning
and end of the presentation.
your presentation into a beginning a middle and an end.
Use the middle section to develop your ideas.
the power of three. Wherever possible think of things in
threes. eg three key points to make at the beginining, three
key points to develop further in the middle and three key
points to make at the end. Your middle can further expand
on the three points with three additional points each. etc
the likely questions you will be asked by your audience.
Prepare answers using the Power of three.
using a mind map to help you organise your ideas into logical
chunks. The clearer your thinking is the easier it should
be to understand when you are presenting.
the trap of preparing for your presentation at the last
possible minute. It will only mean you lose a night's sleep
- on the night before you have to present!
your audience through your presentation using sign-posting.
Recap on what you've just covered and then use rhetorical
questions to move onto the next section. Always summarise
your main points just prior to the end of your presentation.
to end your presentation with a call to action, a request
for a decision to be made, or whatever you believe is the
most appropriate means to achieve your overall goal.
not take a look
at the books and training
courses available on this subject and make a commitment
to take the first step to becomming a more Effective Presenter
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