Making A Presentation
And Living To Tell About It
Public Speaking and Podium Panic – How to stay calm and deliver an interesting, informative and entertaining presentation.
Tell em what you are going to say. Tell em. Tell em you told em!.
- Good speakers know their stuff and their audience. They do their homework
- Good speakers know the difference between winging it and speaking naturally.
- They keep it simple and practical and repeat key themes.
- They constantly
check the audience response
- They demonstrate or explain ideas, use effective graphics,
engage their audience and limit the use of notes.
- They often move around and use mobility, space, and personal presence as teaching tools.
- They limit lecture time, use handouts and an outline and
begin and end on time whenever possible.
Every person in every type of organization has to make a presentation sooner or later.
- Begin before you begin
- Spot on a happy face
- Make peace with the room
- Know your real purpose
- Be prepared for everything
- The airline analogy
- Sum up and review
- Recognize the audience
- Make an offer
- Say goodbye