C24 How to Give a Fun and Memorable Presentation

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  • 1. How to Give a Fun andMemorable PresentationWhat can you do to WOW the crowd?Engaging your audience is sometimes difficult, sothis session will provide you tips to make yourpresentation stand out. Moderator:Stacy Ramsey, Senior Associate Director of Admissions, Illinois State University Presenters:Julie Nelson, Regional Recruitment Director, Xavier UniversityTom Richmond, Director of Enrollment Management for Admission Marketing, Bradley UniversityAudience: Secondary, Post-Secondary; Newcomers and Veterans

2. Introductions and WelcomesMobius strip Speaking about SpeakingWhat should an introduction include? JN 3. Audience AnalysisThink about your presentation from the audienceperspective. If you were going to go to this presentation,what would you want it to tell you?The average newspaper is written for a 7th grade readinglevel What is your audience? 7th graders? Professionals?Mixed? TR 4. Audience AnalysisFor example, we researched the other session choices that you hadback in March. We guessed who might come. We guessed your likelyinterest. We guessed that more than half of you would be high schoolcounselors. Know what you are speaking against Another IACACsession, a local football game?Dont be afraid to ask for a brief show of hands, or if your crowd issmall enough, to engage them in a brief pre-show conversation or askthe same question of all of them.JN 5. What is a Presentation?A transfer of ideas, information or emotionsto another person or group of people. TR 6. Have a PointIf you cant tell someone what they willlearn in one sentence, your presentation isnot yet focused enough.JN 7. Establishing Your CredibilityBe the ExpertTR 8. Tell StoriesThe Tale of the Hoff Family Dining CenterJN 9. A Formula for SpeakingSpeech 101 for Engineers formula vs. be selfTR 10. Best Practices for Technologies PowerPoint is a signpost. Dont read the slides Have someone, not you, proof your show. Are you giving a document or a presentation? If its adocument, just give it to everyone and let them read itat their leisure. Dont count on an internet connection. Just because PowerPoint CAN do it doesnt mean youshould.Both 11. How to Give a Fun andMemorable Presentation Moderator: Stacy Ramsey, Senior Associate Director of Admissions, Illinois State University Presenters: Julie Nelson,Regional Recruitment Director, Xavier University Tom Richmond, Director of Enrollment Management for Admission Marketing, Bradley University Audience: Secondary, Post-Secondary; Newcomers and Veterans 12. Audience Bill of Rights The right to hear a presentation about what theprogram says it will be about. The right to receive a presentation that starts andends on time. The right not to be bored. If I gave you my time, Iminterested in the topic. It isnt boring to me. So, dontsay it is, and dont accept that some things are justboring. The right to have fun.Both 13. Handouts To Have or Not to Have Paper vs. Electronic (Green) How many copies will you need? Does the audience really need a copy of yourhandout? Every page? Are you distributing copyrighted material? Website Download? Email? Dont hand out the written stuff at the beginning! TR 14. Miscellaneous Tips Google/network to see if anyone has alreadydone your presentation. Nail the first minute to kill stage fright. Be an entertrainer. Dont underestimate the power of the pause. B o t h 15. Handling and Encouraging Q&A Leave enough time Anticipate the most likely questions Treat all questions with respect JN 16. How to Give a Fun andMemorable PresentationWhat can you do to WOW the crowd?Engaging your audience is sometimes difficult, sothis session will provide you tips to make yourpresentation stand out. Moderator:Stacy Ramsey, Senior Associate Director of Admissions, Illinois State University Presenters:Julie Nelson, Regional Recruitment Director, Xavier UniversityTom Richmond, Director of Enrollment Management for Admission Marketing, Bradley UniversityAudience: Secondary, Post-Secondary; Newcomers and Veterans