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PRESENTATION SKILLS:

DELIVERING YOUR COURSE TO


A LIVELY INTERACTION
Introduction
For once Ethan Rasiel & Paul N. Friga (The McKinsey Mind) says:

Presentation is the Killer Skill we take into the real world. Its almost an
unfair advantage.

Presenting a course is not merely delivering the message through reading the
material you developed to the audience. Often, the audience read their self
rather than to hear what the presenter saying about. When this situation occurs,
often you, as the presenter, will become a dead-stick in front of them. As a
result, they will left you talking by your self because it is too boring for the
audience to follow your course. This week, we will discuss about how to make a
lively presentation and make you to be a better presenter. At the end of this
course, you will need to demonstrate the learnt abilities through the make of a
video you need to submit.

Course Objectives
At the end of this course, you are expected to be able to:

Develop a good presentation material


Demonstrate the learnt abilities in presentation skills

Creating a Better Presentations Audio-Visual Aids (AVA)


Prepare and Plan your AVA
Audio Visual Aids (AVA) refer to Power Point Slides, Over Head Projectors,
Graph/charts, pictures, videos, flip charts, and even your hand-drawn sketches.
By remembering that the entire mentioned above are aids, you will be aware
that the presenter is the main point of interest. AVA should always be placed as
tools to enhance audience understanding to subjects that need to be
emphasized, or what the presenter expects the audience to remind longer, or to
give examples in supporting claims. Therefore, AVA should only act as
supplement to presentation, outline to main-points, and help for audience.

In Planning the AVA, you should know well who are your target audience? Why
you talk about the topic to them? How long should you deliver the message?
What is the story behind the topic? These considerations are necessary to
understand and let you know how the course is going to be delivered. You may
prepare the plan of the aforementioned elements in sketch slides, notes, or
computers. This following reading material will give you some insights in
preparing and planning your presentation materials.

Reading Materials
Audio Visual Aids.pptx
Planning and Preparing Audio Visual Aids (AVA).pptx

Building-up your AVA


Many of first-time presenters copy and paste their materials from hand-notes,
documents, or even hand-outs. This is one of the common mistakes after the
un-planned speech materials. As the consequence, often the audio-visual aids
(powerpoints, prezi, or others) are too complex for the audience to understand,
therefore require planning. Or, on the other hand, unorganized to follow. Many
of these presenters do not know what a slide really is. To understand what
makes a good AVA, Seth Godin offers simple steps to follow:

S Simplify
L Loose the cliches
I Information needs emphasis
D Designate elements
E Emphaty for the audience

Further, he sets up simple five rules to follow, one of which is the 10/20/30 rule.
To help you understand better about good and bad presentation materials, read
by clicking the link below.
Reading Link
How Can I Make My PowerPoint Presentations Amazing?
Or
http://lifehacker.com/how-can-i-make-my-powerpoint-presentations-amazing-
507552122

Despite the good slides or AVA have been discused widely, there is no single
certain reference in defining the good and the bad AVA. Instead, there are a lot
of public speakers offer their way in presenting topics as the best presentation.
Here is a summary of What makes a good presentation materials material
looks like. Respectively, the Top Ten Slide Tips by Garr Reynolds is provided.

Reading Material
What makes a good presentation materials.pptx

Reading Link

The Top Ten Slide Tips


Or
http://www.garrreynolds.com/preso-tips/design/

What makes a good presenter


It is normal for every presenter to be afraid and nervous when starting to deliver
his speech. This situation will disappear through practice and learned
experiences. However, you are suggested to keep all the nervousness hidden
while you are speaking. One tips to start speaking is to speak your way of
speaking and not mimicking others.
Through looking at your self positively you will build your own confidence.

Now, in helping you to do so, follow this


reflective activity:

Mention three good points of your self:

1. .

2.

3.

Releasing the Stress in Presentation


Now that you have the confidence, there are options to strengthen your
confidence. Remember that 19% of first time presenters are afraid to come
forward and delivering his/her materials, and this is normal. Kendrick (2013)
offers an intense practice that would release your stress in presentation.

Reading Material
Presentation Skills.pptx

While you are performing your presentation there are five rules to follow. First, it
is strongly suggested that manage your pronounciation to be clearly heard. This
can be achieved if you are sure with your tone, volume, and manageable speed.
Yet, there is no need to rush your talk. The next thing to ponder is to ensure
using simple present sentences. This is important since the main concern of any
presentation is to ensure that the audience is easy to follow your course.
However, you are still OK to use past tense despite present sentences are more
favorable in a speech. Third, jargons and abreviations are avoided. None of
audience wants to hear complicated words. Not only does this ensure the
audiences to follow your presentation, but also engage them with you.
Remember that your audience wants to hear your expert in, but not the
complicated words. The fourth is that you need to use various speed, pitch,
tone, and the use of pausing. Yes, you need to stop a little at some points
before continuing your speech. This will give you times to review whether the
audience are with you or being in other space of mind that is not really connect
with you. The last but not least, you need to learn your best gestures and not to
overdo it. Rather than to mannerism, you need to be relax and enthusiastic all
the times to engage with the audience.

Here are some tips from an expert in public speaking:

Video Link
4 essential body language tips from a world champion public speaker
or
https://youtu.be/ZK3jSXYBNak

A Presentation Openers: Hooking the Audience


Most of presenters do not know how to start a presentation. Within a
presentation the presenter needs to keep engage with the audience, yet the
start is the key point of the engagement. Now, there are videos to help you
starting the engagement. Click on this link to get you to know more on
connecting with your audience:

Video Link
How to Do a Presentation - 5 Steps to a Killer Opener
Or
https://youtu.be/dEDcc0aCjaA

On continuing the opener, there are guides to keep engaging with audiences,
and this link will be valuable for you to upgrade your skills as presentation:

Reading Link
12 Steps To World Class Presentation Skills
or
https://www.charismaoncommand.com/oral-presentation-
tips/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodesc&utm_campaign=blog

Closing the Presentation: Emphasizing Notes


A Great presentation would also need you to learn on how to close a
presentation. This link will get you to know more on closing a good presentation:

Video Link
Great Openings and Closings
Or
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyE1Kz0e--0

Group Assignment
After following this week course, you need to practice your new-learnt skills. In
groups (that have been set-up at the begining of English in Nursing), you are
required to record a video showing you presenting any topic in nursing sphere of
practice. You are required to upload the video in the E-Learning link to allow the
facilitators to assess your skills. Within this assignment, the facilitators will
evaluate your presentation under the following criteria:

1. How good is the opener? Is it related with your topic?


2. How does the presenter engaging the audience? Does he/she use proper
gesture?
3. How good is the closing? Does he/she close the presentation with key
points?

You need to submit the video before 25th of May 2017, otherwise your
assignment will not be marked. The mark of this assignment will replace this
week assessment for the final semester examination.

Summary
Now that you have learnt all the skills to be a great presenter, there is no turn
you back to deliver a boring, dull, and benign presentation. This weeks learnt
skills you need to continue develop for your future up-coming presentations.