PRESENTATION SKILLS by Kate McLagan Organizational Consultant
You can be certain of: • Being taxed • Death • Having to stand up and speak in front of people • In a survey, 32% of people • said they would prefer to die • and face financial ruin • rather than speak in public.
THE SECRET to your success: 10%= giving the presentation 90% = the planning, preparation and rehearsal
BEFORE DURING AFTER
What is your objective? • What do you want to achieve? • What do you want your audience to take away?
A GOOD OBJECTIVE OR OUTCOME IS… • Stated in the positive • Achievable, within your control • Specific, with evidence you have achieved your goal • Addressed to the WIIFM of your audience
PRESENTATION STRUCTURE I. Opening Who you are Clear objective Overview of main points (tell them what you’re going to tell them)II. Body Main ideas and sub ideas (tell them) III. Closing Review sentence (tell them what you’ve told them) Conclusion
REMEMBER, to reach your objective: • Without visual aids = 58% • With visual aids = 79%
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Words Tonal Qualities Emotions Mood Weighing issues 25% auditory 45% kinesthetic Gestures Clothing Movement Eye Contact Expressions 30% visual How you put the content across, NOT the content itself.
Everybody is different; we all think differently and have different preferences. The challenge for you is to offer something for everyone. Everybody thinks in one or more thinking styles: In pictures In sounds In feelings So, include something for everyone to help get your message across. It will significantly influence how your listeners understand you.
Impact on first impression… 7% content/words 38% voice qualities 55% body language “What you’re doing speaks so loudly, I can hardly hear what you’re saying.” RW Emerson
CONFIDENCE COMPETENCE COMPOSURE
“They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” Carl W. Buechner
PresentedbyKate McLaganOrganizational ConsultantLearning & Development CoachPhone 512-335-3797Cell firstname.lastname@example.org