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UNIT 6:

PRESENTATION SKILLS
Presentation is your chance to:

▪ Convey your credibility and competence


▪ Inform and inspire people
▪ Persuade others to accept and act on your ideas
4 Elements of Effective Presentation

▪ Objective/purpose
▪ Audience analysis
▪ Visual aids
▪ Delivery
Objective/purpose

▪ Understand the ‘goal’


▪ Understand the ‘why’
▪ Well thought out plan based on the objective and purpose
Audience Analysis

▪ Demographic information: gender, race, profession, interest


▪ Educational background
▪ Reason for attending
▪ Expected number of audience present
Visual Aids

▪ Only to support the points YOU wish to make


▪ Guide your audience through the transition of your visual aid
▪ Avoid reading, more explaining
▪ Arrange visuals according to the flow of content
▪ Do not block the visuals by standing in front of it
▪ Practice to familiarize with your visual aids for better
synchronization
DELIVERY
The main leading cause
of a bad presentation is
nervousness
And the main leading
cause of nervousness
is lack of preparation
Thus, the key to a good
presentation is…
PRACTICE!
PRACTICE!!
PRACTICE!!!
Key points to think about while
rehearsing:

▪ Time
▪ Your explanation of visual aids
▪ Rehearse aloud
▪ Get feedback from people you can trust
Most common delivery problems

▪ Rushing into words


▪ Speaking more than the allocated time
▪ Speaking too softly
▪ Speaking too fast
▪ Standing stiffly
▪ Producing too many fillers
▪ No indication of different points
▪ Producing monotonous sentences
How to handle questions:

▪ Focus your attention on the person asking the question.


Have a direct eye contact with them and listen attentively.

▪ Acknowledge the person. Say “that’s a good question”. This


shows that you are responsive to the audience.

▪ Answer the question. When you answer, address the group


as a whole.
BUT WHAT IF I DON’T
KNOW THE ANSWER
TO THE QUESTION?
▪ Come clean, no one has all the answers.
▪ Say “That’s a good question, I will research on that and get
back to you later”.
▪ Refer the question to the audience.
EXERCISE
This task can be done in pairs or groups. Choose a topic
that you think is appropriate for the class to learn from;
something new and fun. Think of ways that you can do
to attract their attention and interest. Think also of the
four elements of a presentation that you have learned.

Your presentation should not be more than 15 minutes.


Since you are not working alone, divide the time allotted
for each member equally.

Do not choose topics that are related to sensitive issues


such as religion, sex and politics. Please consult with
your lecturer about your topics before you present.