Delivering Powerful Presentations: How To Empower Your Audience! David K. Miller, RN, BSN, MS Ed, CDE

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  • Delivering Powerful Presentations: How To Empower Your Audience! David K. Miller, RN, BSN, MS Ed, CDE
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  • OBJECTIVES Discuss two key areas of powerful presentations. Compare and contrast the elements of strong presentations. Formulate an action plan to improve the participants presentation skills.
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  • What We Fear 1.Speaking before a group 2.Heights 3.Insects 4.Financial problems 5.Deep water 6.Sickness, death (tie) The Book of Lists, Wallace and Wallechinski
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  • Key Areas Message Content Delivery Skills
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  • Quality Standards Message Content Clear Purpose Well Organized Supporting Evidence Good intro/conclusion Audience-oriented Delivery Skills Confident Enthusiastic Good eye contact Effective gestures Use and design of visuals
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  • Know Your Audience How long is the normal attention span? How long is the maximum attention span?
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  • Know Your Audience How long is the normal attention span? Five to Ten Seconds How long is the maximum attention span? Thirty Seconds
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  • Know Your Audience Listening Active Listening _____% Looking Ahead ______% Reminiscing ______% Other thoughts ______% American Psychological Association
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  • Know Your Audience Listening Active Listening _20__% Looking Ahead _ 20__% Reminiscing _40__% Other thoughts _20__% American Psychological Association
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  • Assess The Situation Time Setting Other Influences
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  • Assess The Audience Who? What are their needs? What is their knowledge? Bias? Questions? Actions?
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  • Assess The Purpose Do Know Feel
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  • Brainstorming Rules Dont judge ideas Write quickly Dont worry about accuracy Dont organize your ideas Write down everything Techniques Key Words Paper Slips Project Mapping Free-Writing White Pages
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  • Activity # 1 Directions: In 30 seconds, memorize as many words from your list as you can.
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  • Formula For Success Proclaim Affirm Recap
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  • Using PAR Body should be 80% of your allotted time Use 3-5 key ideas Key ideas should clarify your purpose, help your audience understand, and provide evidence Options to support ideas: Definition Explanation Example Testimony Statistics Facts Comparison Analogy
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  • Activity #2 Select one of the following topics: Describe your favorite season Why someone should visit French Lick Brainstorm Identify one key point Use PAR
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  • Activity # 3 Listen to the following list of words Write down as many as you can remember What do you notice?
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  • Introduction 10% of your allotted time Should gain attention Proclaim your purpose Preview your main points Ideas for gaining attention: Illustrations Humor Quotations Stories Shocking statements of facts Challenges
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  • Conclusion 10% of your allotted time Recap your points without detail Reaffirm your purpose Close with POWER Ways to close with power: The personal I The communal We Optimism, uplift, challenge A reference to the future
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  • Delivery Skills Eye contact Direct Sweep the room Maintain for five seconds Must master this one first! Facial expressions Smile Most people unaware of expressions Conveys that you are approachable
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  • Delivery Skills Gestures Natural and expansive Honor zone Watch tools in your hands Gains attention Movement Purposeful Maintains attention Be conscious of personal space (3 feet)
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  • Delivery Skills Appearance Professional Dress better than your audience What not to wear Voice Variety Projection, rate, pitch, diction Pauses Watch non-words
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  • Questions and Answers Timing Dont end with question and answer Dont say Good question What if I dont know the answer? Remember your pauses!
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  • Choosing Visuals
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  • Recap Assess the situation Proclaim, Affirm, Recap! 3-5 key points Practice delivery skills Choose visuals wisely
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  • Contact Information David K. Miller Health Education and Life Promotion (HELP) www.help-stat.com david@help-stat.com 812-546-0592
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  • Reference American Psychological Association (2004). Retrieved on April 8, 2005 from http://apa.org Covey, S. (1999). Presentation Advantage: Facilitator Manual. Salt Lake City,UT: Franklin Covey Co. Wallace, A. & Wallechinski, D. (1986). The Book of Lists.