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  1. Energize Your Presentations: Taking Your Programs from Pitfalls to Perfection Cindy Carlson Mark Schwartz July 14, 2008

  2. The Traditional Question: • What Makes a Good Presentation?

  3. A Different Perspective: • What Makes a Presentation Bad, and How Can I Avoid It?

  4. Today’s Goals: Where are We Going? • To better presentations by identifying common presentation pitfalls. How Are We Going to Get There? • We’ll establish a list of best practices to combat these horrible, yet common, tendencies.

  5. A Sample Presentation for Your Review Mark Schwartz National Program Manager, Librarian Relations West, a Thomson Reuters Business (Yes, he’s my boss.)

  6. Don’t Go It Alone “Guide on the Side - Twelve Sure Fire Ways to Torpedo Your Presentations” By Marie Wallace, published August 1, 2001 in LLRX. http://www.llrx.com/columns/guide54.htm Rely on your librarian colleagues for advice…

  7. Starting Late Lack of Preparation Reading Without Eye Contact Lack of Focus Covering Too Much Distraction Boredom Failure to Control Participants Audience-Inappropriate Material Running Long Presentation Pitfalls

  8. Presenting Perfection • Start on time. • Be well prepared. • Know your material well enough to feel comfortable using minimal notes.

  9. Presenting Perfection • Be focused, have clear goals, and stick to your training plan. • Cover smaller amounts of material thoroughly. • Use body language and visual aids which enhance your points.

  10. Presenting Perfection • Encourage interest with humor, vary class pace and provide a range of activities. • Allow for participant interaction, but keep the class on track.

  11. Presenting Perfection • Ensure your material is appropriate to your audience. • End on time.

  12. Today, We Have: • Identified common presentation pitfalls. • Discussed tips for successful presentation delivery.

  13. “No matter where you go, there you are.” • Bravely face the future, • Go forth with confidence, and • Make your presentations an adventure!

  14. Questions? Comments? cindy.carlson@thomsonreuters.com Thanks!