Good Morning My name is Gareth…
…not Alan from The Hangover!
Aims and objectives Aim: To enable students to give a successful presentation. Objectives: By the end of the session, students will be able to… …Identify their worries and weaknesses …Identify problems in others presentations …Know about ways of overcoming weaknesses and avoiding problems in relation to presentations.
Task #1 • Use this space to write down some words or phrases which explain how you feel NOW about doing a presentation in a few weeks. scared? confident? nervous? unprepared?
Task #2 • Why do you feel like this? I get nervous about being in front of people. Last time didn’t go well. I haven’t even thought about it yet! I don’t know what I’m talking about. It’s my first presentation. I’m worried I’ll dry up!
Task #3 Observe this presentation and write down everything that you think is wrong with it! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltvqfe8Uz2s
Task #4 Look at the next two slides and write down what is wrong with them.
Anthony Hopkins was born on the 31st December 1937 in Margam in South Wales. He went to a couple of different schools, but really wasn’t a very good student. When he was 15, he met the famous Welsh actor Richard Burton and this inspired him to take up acting. By 1965 he was working as an actor and that year he joined the Royal National Theatre. In the 1970s he started doing more television work and spent less time in the theatre. He made lots of films and some of them weren’t actually very good. In 1991 he reached a whole new generation of fans when he starred as the psychopath Hannibal Lecter in the film “The Silence of the Lambs”. He won an Oscar for this.
Anthony Hopkins – Important Films • The Silence of the Lambs • Mussolini and i • 84 Charing Cross Road • Gr8 Expectations • The Tenf Man • howard’s End Bram Stoker’s Dracula
That’s what not to do… So what should you do? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XQm1VVIpME
Task #5 What tips on the following topics would you give to a friend who had to give a presentation soon? Tips For Before? Information Resources Design Preparation Tips For During? Speaking Eyes Hands Movements Posture Appearance
How should I use information? • Understand the topic. • Have a logical order. • Delegate who is going to say whatin the group Chanel 4 News Pitch it for your audience’s level. Prepare your own questions. Have extra in case you ‘dry up’.
Getting the best out of resources The room is a resource and you may be able to re-arrange desks. Have a ‘Plan B’. • Practice using equipment and get help with what you don’t know how to use. • Assess if it is necessary or a distraction. • Check equipment actually works. Sun Digital (2011)
How can I design effectively? • Make it easy to read • Use simple pictures and animation to enhance your work • Don’t put too much information on one slide About.com (2010) Here are some examples…
Keep the colours, fonts and images as simple and consistent as possible • Too manycolours can clash and make your presentation difficult to read • Don’t get carried away with animation! Think of Your Audience Spectacular Illusions (2009)
What can I do to prepare? Run through it before presenting it ‘live’. Practice your timing. Guess what questions your audience might ask. Bring printed copies and PP notes. Armstrong-Roberts (n.d.) There are notes on this slide!
How should I use my voice? Huntingdonshire County Council (2012) Speak slowly so everyone can follow. Speak loudly enough so everyone can hear. Speak clearly so everyone can understand.
How can I use eye contact? Make eye contact with the audience and individuals. Don’t read from your notes all the time. Sky News (2012)
What can I do with my hands? Don’t play with objects e.g. a pen - people could get distracted. Don’t put your hands in your pockets when you are talking. Zenartsla (2012) Avoid touching hair, eyes, nose, mouth etc…
How should I move? Try not to pace around the room too much. Don’t stand in front of the whiteboard. Don’t swing on your chair. Move around to check people’s work. Aynezarof (2012)
What should your posture be like? Stand up straight. Don’t lean on things. Don’t sit down unless you have to. Colourbox (2012)
How should I dress? Dress appropriately. Dress for your audience, not for yourself. Dress for confidence! The Guardian (2012)
And Finally… Act confident and your audience will believe you are confident. Be enthusiastic, calm and professional. The Skills Centre staff can support you. Taylor (2011)
Review Look back over Task #1 and Task #2 and see if this presentation has helped you. If you still have concerns, ask your questions now!!! Taylor (2011)
Summary Icebreaker Preparation Fonts, colours & animations Pictures and resources Voice & body language Practice
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