Learn tips to compartmentalize the content, retain the transitions, and hide reminders in your PowerPoint so you don't forget any details. Find out how to chop the presentation in three sections practicing one at a time to retain energy from beginning to end.
- In his book Outliers, … Malcolm Gladwell describes the 10,000-hour rule … as the time it takes to master a skill. … He insists that anyone can be good at something … if they are dedicated to learning a skill … and work hard to perfect it. … Now delivering presentations is a skill you can master … if you practice and prepare with passion … and attention to detail. … Here are some tips. … Practice formally and informally. … Ask a colleague if they don't mind listening … to the general overview of your presentation … and giving you some feedback. … Or tell your family about your topic over dinner. … Or even leave an opening of your presentation … to yourself on a voicemail. … Train your brain to remember the flow of your points. … Even consider developing an image in your mind … to help you remember the main points in the right order. … When you feel confident that you have the flow down, … the transitions, and the main points pretty well embedded … in your head, it's time to do a dry run. …
- Explore how to evaluate your audience's knowledge level.
- Define audience value.
- Recall how a 'forest vs. tree' analogy compares to the audience interview and presentation design.
- Recognize what logical appeal means in a presentation setting.
- Define emotional appeal in a presentation setting.