Public speaking and presentation skills ppt

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Published Date:08-07-2017
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Public Speaking Pointers Enhancing Your Message with Good Presentation Skills Debra Biasca, PhD Spring 2012 Good presentation techniques help you meet your goals as a presenter   Increase:   Understanding of your work   Retention of your important points   Enhance:   Likelihood of persuading audience about your message   Value of your presentation for future reference   Elicit: good questions that help you refine your   Talk for next time   Paper for publication 2 of 31 Adopt a voice quality that will enhance your message   Use consistently audible volume   Vary your intonation   Slow down   Pause - Replace awkward fillers like ‘um’ and ‘ah’ or ‘you know’ with moments of silence   Silence between points allows listeners to ‘catch up’ 3 of 31 Use body language to maintain audience interest ………………………………………………….slide 1of 4   Assume a relaxed but confident manner   Maintain strong posture   Try to be comfortable 4 of 31 Use body language to maintain audience interest slide 2 of 4   Maintain regular eye contact   With all portions of your audience   Eye contact works both ways 5 of 31 Use body language to maintain audience interest slide 3 of 4   Minimize looking at the screen   Minimize talking to the screen 6 of 31 Use body language to maintain audience interest slide 4 of 4   Avoid distracting nervous habits   Wringing hands   Rocking on feet   Hands in and out of pockets   Pacing 7 of 31 Use hand gestures effectively   Use gestures to demonstrate points or signal changes in topic   The right amount of body language will indicate that you are interested in your own topic   Use more hand gestures rather than fewer   But: Avoid excessive or repetitive hand gestures 8 of 31 Use facial expressions to your advantage   Adopt facial expressions to augment content of talk   Show enthusiasm for your topic   Remember to smile from time to time 9 of 31 Think about your props slide 1 of 2   Set up equipment/files in advance   Determine your location vis-a- vs the desk / podium   Behind   Beside   In front /   Think about using a pointer   Laser?   Stick?   Adjust lighting   Use other prop   demonstrations   models 10 of 31 Think about your props slide 2 of 2   Consult your notes with subtlety   Avoid reading a script 11 of 31 Dress appropriately for giving a talk at a conference   Wear professional attire   ‘Business’ causal usually appropriate   Avoid jeans ?   Avoid shorts   Avoid hats 12 of 31 Don’t wear your lucky pants 13 of 31 Estimate your timing to avoid being rushed or not having enough material   Estimates for number of slides and time to speak to each slide vary   A good rule of thumb is 1-2 minutes per slide   Take more time if your slide is complicated   For a 12–minute talk, prepare 12–17 content slides.   Some slides may be up for just a few seconds, depending on their content 14 of 31 Divide your talk into parts and advise the audience of their progress   Title slide – what can it do for you?   Mapping slide – similar to an outline; Beginning leverage graphics to enhance section divisions mnemonically End   Have a beginning, middle, and end; show purpose of each section – what you will talk about and accomplish   Graphics can help audience know where they are   Verbalize transitions between parts, too – Middle like ‘umbrella’ statements in written papers 15 of 31 Beginnings are important   Consider including a graphic you can explain to help audience orient to your topic   Use title slide to introduce Beginning yourself, establish credibility, and introduce the purpose of your work   Intro section also helps to accomplish these objectives, shows significance of your work, forecast org. of presentation   Define technical terms up front; if they are REALLY technical, consider audience-friendly options 16 of 31 For the middle of your talk…   Don’t rush   Watch your audience to see if they are following your points Middle   Don’t forget eye contact, vary intonation, gestures (view previous slides for reminders)   Verbalize transitions between parts of the ‘middle’ 17 of 31 Leverage sentence headlines to help your reader   Supported by research   Alley & Neely   Doumont   Easier to orient to slide   Readers pay more attention to what you are saying   Readers more likely to remember what you said   Can ask you better questions 18 of 31 Leverage sentence headlines to help you and your reader Results 25% older method 33% old methods 40% our method Our method results in 40% more light being absorbed •  25% His method • 33%   Their method •  40% Our method 19 of 31 Wind generation is significant In 2007 alone, new global wind power installations equaled the capacity of 20 large conventional power plants = . 2007 Wind Power Installations 20 Conventional Power Plants 20 of 31