Preparation is the key to success If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I d spend six sharpening my axe – Abraham Lincoln
When preparing a presentation Context Make sure you understand the context. Here is a checklist of questions to ask: Who is the audience? Whats your main goal? What might be their expectations? What experience do you have as a presenter?
When preparing a presentation context What is the theme of the presentation? What does the presenter want the audience to get from the presentation? What facilities are available? What aids is the presenter planning to use?
Presentation structure An introduction A middle section (usually contains the main substance) A conclusion Arousal of interest A description of the case that needs solving A solution Advantages of this particular solution A statement about what the audience has to do next All parts should be related to each other.
When preparing a presentation: Introduction Open with an attention grabber, State the benefits of listening, Explain who you are, State what you will cover Give main direction to the presentation
Language. Introduction Hello. Thank you all for coming./ Good afternoon, everyone. Its good to see you all here. Lets get started / Lets make a start. Im Anna Voronina, Pearson teacher trainer and academic consultant. Ive been asked to speak to you about…
Introduce the main points of your presentation First – Firstly / To begin with / To start with… After that – Next / Id also like to… Finally – Lastly / The last point / Last of all
Make listeners feel involved: As I think you know / As you may know / As Im sure you know… Inviting people to comment as you speak: Please make comments as I talk Please feel free to give me your feedback.
Dealing with questions: If you have any questions, please feel free to stop me. Im happy to answer any questions as I talk. Please feel free to ask questions as we go along.
If you dont want to be interrupted: Ill leave fifteen minutes at the end for questions. Id be happy to answer any question at the end. Therell be time at the end for questions and comments. Please save any questions for the end of the talk.