Showing posts with label Presentation. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Presentation. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Killer Presentation Skills

Steve Job like presentation skills are hard to pull off, unless you are a celebrated Toastmaster with a wealth of experience in presentation. However, here are some very helpful pointers to make a synchronized and seemingly effortless presentation!

  • make your theme clear and consistent
  • create a headline that sets the direction for your meeting
  • provide the outline
  • opens & close each section with clear transition
  • make it easy for your listeners to follow your story
  • demonstrate enthusiasm
  • wow your audience
  • sell an experience
  • make numbers and stats meaningful
  • analogies help connect the dots for your audience
  • make it visual
  • paint a simple picture that doesn't overwhelm
  • give 'em a show
  • identify your memorable moment and build up to it
  • rehearse rehearse rehearse
  • "And one last thing..." give your audience an added bonus to walk away with
  • a strong opening, a strong closure, and an encore with "one more thing"

  • 10 hours to rehearse for a new 30-minute presentation. It may sound like a lot, but if you want Jobs-style drama, you need to know your material cold.
  • A Vision: If your topic can’t be summed up in 10 words or less, it’s too broad.
  • A Clear Structure: An organized speech is easier for the audience to follow.
  • Visuals: Eye-catching graphics form the basis of the most compelling slides.
  • Dramatic Flair: A few time-tested storytelling devices help build excitement.

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