A presentation is a reflection of you and your work. You want to make the best possible impression in the short amount of time given you.
This session will cover
How to prepare for a presentation.
Guidelines for creating effectives.
5 Guiding Principles
Make it simple.
Make it clear.
Dont let the technology dominate the presentation. You want the audience to remember the quality of your research not your PowerPoint wizardry.
What are the key points you want to make
Who is your audience What are they interested in hearing and how familiar are they with your topic Do they expect data or concepts
Remember A presentation is different than a paper. Dont try to cover everything.
How big is the hall where you will be speaking
How much time will you be given
What time of day is your talk
Carefully consider if you will depend on anyone else for producing your presentationallow plenty of lead time.
8 Equipment Needs
Ask what you will be given and what you must bring with you.
Consider all equipment you will need
9 Disaster Planning
Consider what could go wrong and plan accordingly.
Always have a backup.
Bring a handout that covers all of yours. Make sure they are legible.
10 Organize the Material Introduction
Time to sell your idea or research.
Answer the question Why should I listen to you
Establish your personal credibility.
11 General Format Rules
Stick to a maximum of two READABLE typefaces.
Limit the use of color.
Pick a style and stick with it.
Keep it short especially titles.
Leave empty space.
12 Presenting Data
Make data/results the focus of your presentation.
Dont try to include all datause handouts for detailed information or refer audience to a Web site.
Use color or special effects sparingly and consistently.
13 Final Steps
Practice! Recruit a friendly and constructively critical audience.
Recruit a grammar expert.
Show your presentation to someone who knows nothing about your field. Do they get what you want to say
14 Design Tips
Use upper and lower case lettering compared to all caps.
Lines and rules should be thick or bold.
Use font sizes large enough to view from anywhere in the room.
Try not to use fonts smaller than 28pt (anything less than 18pt will be illegible to an audience).
15 Group Activities
16 Dealing with difficult situations
The group remains silent.
Things are moving too fast.
Things are moving too slowly.
A talkative participant.
A silent participant.
The typical know-all.
Sessions getting sidetracked.
17 Contact Information
MMM TRAINING SOLUTIONS
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Nungambakkam Chennai 600006.
Pramila Mathew - Training Consultant and Executive Coach Mobile 91-9840988449 E-mail Pramila.Mathew_at_mmmts.com Vikas Vinayachandran - Training Consultant Mobile 91-9840932894 E-mail Vikas_at_mmmts.com
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