Understand the underlying intent of your talk. Know your speech objective before you begin crafting your speech or presentation. Align your intent with audience expectations to develop a more compelling talk.
- Teachers or trainers will often write a learning objective…before they teach a course.…We might start by writing, At the end of this class,…students will be able to, blank.…And then we fill in that blank with the desired outcome.…And that desired outcome, that's the learning objective…for the course.…In the same way, you'll want to know your speech objective…before you begin crafting your speech or presentation.…Try doing this now.…Fill in the blank on this one simple phrase.…At the end of my presentation, my audience will, blank.…
What's your desired audience outcome?…Chances are, your answer falls into…one of three main categories.…You'll want to persuade, inform, or inspire your audience.…Let's take a closer look at each of these three reasons.…In a persuasive presentation,…your aim is to change audience behavior.…For example, if you're delivering a sales presentation,…your main reason for speaking is probably…to persuade your clients to buy your product.…But in an informational presentation,…your main purpose is to educate.…
- Describe the components of a great presentation.
- Identify your audience.
- Explain the main objective in a persuasive presentation.
- List basic vocal warm-up tips.
- Manage pre-performance anxiety.
- Identify effective ways to introduce your agenda.
- Describe common opening mistakes.
- Demonstrate effective body language.
- Identify indicators of helpful feedback.