Use Audience -Centered Presentation Map: “Process with Design Structure”

  1. Presentation Map
  2. Don’t focus on nervousness, such as hands shaking  or dry mouth. Focus on task at hand by providing compelling information and engaging audience in discovery.
  3. Be enthusiastic and passionate about your topic and ideas.  Ask the question—Does this speech have a SOO (significant overriding objective) that meets the audience WIIFM question: What is in it for me to listen.. How can I make the point stick and make it concrete, useful and memorable?
  4. Take an ” ideation trip” let your imagination run freely for 5-10 minutes. See yourself succeeding and audience clapping.
  5. Risk self-disclosing by telling stories and providing examples from your life
  6. The best teacher for learning presentations is presenting or speaking itself.  When combined with specific behavioral modeling and meaningful feedback “ deliberative practice can make presentations perfect”.
  7. Make message concise. Focus on the 20% that can make a difference and leave the fluff home. Challenge your self by presenting concepts that follow the 80/20 rule.
  8. Stop-Think Smart-Choose technique—that says that 80% of your results come from 20% of your efforts.  Try to figure out what priorities you want to spend your time and energy on—your 20%;  then choose at least three HIGH PAYOFF topics that meet or exceed audience expectations.
  9. Learn to Relax—Use that shot of adrenaline to eliminate self-doubt, judgment and need to be perfect. Focus on the audience not your nervousness. Take a deep breath and then begin.
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