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How to create and deliver presentations that pack a

How to Create and Deliver Presentationsthat Pack a


Doug Prouty

Contra Costa County Office of Education

Elements of a successful presentation
Elements of a Successful Presentation

  • Explicit Goal or Purpose

  • Content or Information

  • Technique How your content is delivered

  • Impact The degree you met your goal Audience’s called to action

Goal or purpose
Goal or Purpose

  • Make them say,

"Wow! I am glad I didn't miss this!"

  • Have them walk away with tools and resources needed to create positive change or action.

Content opening
Content - Opening

  • Open with a relevant shocking statistic, quote, or point.

  • Hook them from the start. Get them thinking about the subject.

  • Get to the point early.

Content left and right brain
Content – Left and Right Brain

  • Challenge them mentally.

  • What do you want them to think? Provide step-by-step instructions.

  • Tug their heartstrings. What emotion will best move them to action?

Technique know your audience
Technique –Know Your Audience

  • Stay happy and fun

  • Communicate time awareness

  • Control their comfort if possible

  • Don’t talk over or under their heads

  • Younger audiences need visuals- Older audiences need glasses

Technique questioning
Technique - Questioning

  • Pose questions to the audience

    • Start by learning who they are “How many people here…”

    • Keep them with you “What do you think happens next?”

  • Allow them to ask you questions

    • Ask questions for them

Technique play to your strengths
Technique -Play to your strengths

  • Use your voice to add emphasis

  • Use animation and movement to liven up your presentation

  • Use your own style

  • Tell them why you are presenting and why you’re the expert

Technique eye contact
Technique - Eye Contact

  • Build trust and acceptance with the audience.

  • Making eye contact around the room.

Technique humor
Technique - Humor

  • OK: used to get you and your audience to relax.

  • Can detract: Avoid jokes that might insult the audience.

  • The best use of humor is to tell a story about your own mishap(s)

Technique personal appearance
Technique – Personal Appearance

  • Stand up straight and keep your shoulders up

  • Attend to and look at your audience, not at your presentation

  • Turning your back gives the illusion that you aren’t audience focused

  • Use body language to help

Technique speaking
Technique - Speaking

  • Project your voice.

  • Speak slowly

  • Think awesome, fun and exciting!

  • OK to be nervous –good energy

  • If you are stuck, pause and think – Don’t use, “ums”, “uhs”, “ya know”

Technique slides
Technique - Slides

  • Colors: For projection:use dark background with light text

    • Blue=justice/truth, Green=growth, Black=strength

  • Typestyles

    • Serif for print and handouts

    • Sans Serif for projected text

  • Visuals – provides lots of images.

    • Use photographs if possible – more real.

    • Keep graphs and charts simple and big

Room environment

  • Know your equipment. Test drive!

  • Have a back up

  • Is the room Noisy, Comfortable?

  • What is your room layout, where are you? Where are they?

Last ing impressions
Last(ing) Impressions

  • Use a powerful quote or statistic

  • Use a striking photo to conclude your point

  • Provide a supporting story

  • Challenge the audience to act

Thank you

Thank you!

Doug Prouty

Contra CostaCounty

Office of Education