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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