EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION SKILLS. Objectives. By the end of this presentation the students should be able to: Prepare an effective presentation Avoid most common mistakes that can mess up your presentation skills Deliver the presentation effectively, engaging the audience.
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Objectives By the end of this presentation the students should be able to: • Prepare an effective presentation • Avoid most common mistakes that can mess up your presentation skills • Deliver the presentation effectively, engaging the audience
What’s a presentation? • What are the types of presentations you know? • Which one are you going to present? what’s your plan? • Know your audience” who is receiving these slides/pieces of information?” • What response are you aiming at?
OR THIS? My presentation lacks power and it has no point I assumed the software would take care of that!!!
Prepare for your presentation • Know your objectives/ audience • Select a resource material • Practice, and evaluate
Rule of 3 • Energy • Enthusiasm • Excitement
Rule of 3 • Try to cut your objectives to 3.. People will not remember more anyways!!!!
Common Mistakes!! • Spend all the time talking with their backs to the audience. So!!!. • There is no eye contact with the audience Mono Tonus voice!!!
Common Mistakes Cont. • Fill slides with too many bullet points. • Too many charts and graphs, clipart's. • Talk too fast causing info-overload.
Common Mistakes Cont • They have body language says "I don't want to be here." CLUES????????
Common Mistakes Cont. • They have little patience with questions and explanations
Common Mistakes! • They believe that detailed, visual data will somehow be absorbed into the brains of their audience.
Common Mistakes!! • Say nothing until something comes up on the screen OR • Fidget with a pointer or clicker while fumbling through slides.
Practice , Practice and Practice • After selecting your reliable resources, make sure to practice your delivery method IF you have lots of uh,oh,eeee..aaaa..you have to practice again
Take home message! • Know your audience WHO • Know your audience WHERE • Know your audience WHAT • Know your audience HOW MUCH INFO • Know your audience HOW MANY