Select Your Content
Focus on your audience, not yourself –
they need to know, not all you know!
Effective Format of
opening. You must make a powerful first impression,
and arouse curiosity. Promise to tell the audience how they can get
something they want. Lift your visor.
Grab attention with an interesting
fact, a provocative question,
a short anecdote, or an
You must manage expectations. Before you begin your presentation, be
sure your participants know what to expect. Set the tone and the
theme. Tell them how they will benefit from
to your presentation...
How you give your talk can be
more important than
what you say. Whenever possible speak from an outline. If you
have a formal written speech to deliver, use a marking system in the text to
guide your delivery.
Confidence is the Key –
Predetermine Your Mind To Success
That's the main secret of being a good
presenter: you have to
be confident to show confidence. You must be
inspired by the
deep belief in your cause...
Analyze Your Audience
If you do want your
message to hit the target,
make an adjustment to the wind.
Think from your audience point of view
– try to understand your listener's level of understanding, their
map of reality, and anticipate what they want to know.
Understand EGA of Your Audience
Once you know
what your audience wants, you can figure out how to
your topic to them...
Do More than Lecture
Short lectures or verbal presentations of
information need to be enhanced and supported with
visuals and activities
directly related to the information being presented. In the classroom, the
teacher can complement his information by assigning extra study or
independent practice. In a workshop, activities are more immediate
groups, games, buzz sessions, guided practice, role play,
The idea is to engage the learners and stimulate them to participate in
their own learning.
Provide for every type of learner –
visual, auditory and kinesthetic. Provide
for everyone with things to see, hear and do. You'll stimulate your
learners, whether in the classroom or meeting room. They'll enjoy it more,
learn more and retain it longer.1