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Earlier today I listened to a webinar hosted by Scott Schwertly, Founder, Ethos3
on how to deliver an excellent Presentation.
It was so good, I thought I would share some snippets here for those of you who are unable to spare an hour to listen to the whole ‘shebang’.
If you can, it is well worth a listen to, so click here to download the full webinar.
The three main parts of any presentation are the
Credibility is King; Know your audience; Planning is King
Simplicity is the key
Understanding fear; Power of perception; Beyond the message
- Write like you speak;
- Be as clear as you can;
- Pretend you are talking to a child;
- Break up your content;
- Keep it simple, short and to the point;
- Planning is King!
- Determine your objective;
- Develop a theme;
Outline your content
- Preview it; Tell it; Review it
- Acknowledge that everyone gets anxious, so practise, practise, practise; exercise or do whatever else that helps to relax you!
- Perception – your delegates will be judging you based on what they see and hear so:
- Overdress, but beware too much jewellery or makeup,
- Iron your clothes;
- Empty your pockets;
- Turn off technology;
- Be on time – one hour early is good;
- Provide quality hand-outs;
- Double check technology;
- Have multiple back-up plans;
- Prepare an opening and a closing remarks.
- Opening remarks – some tips:
- Tell a story;
- Ask a question;
- Quote someone;
- Share extra-ordinary info about ordinary things;
- Be retrospective or prospective
- Closing remarks – some tips:
- Call to action;
- Circle back;
- Start and end in the same way;
- Build up to something
|Beyond the message
- Eye contact
- Body language
- Slide rocket
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