PASSING ON THE PASSION Presentation Skills for Chaplains Colette Hanlon, S.C.
WORKSHOP GOALS • Identify your passion for presentations • Deepen your skill in presenting clearly thoroughly and cohesively • Learn how to incorporate multi-disciplinary insights, humor and a variety of approaches in speaking with different groups
Workshop Plan • Assumptions • Time constraints • Interactive • Overview – outline and bibliography • Reflection • Critique
IDENTIFYING YOUR PASSION • WHY IS THAT IMPORTANT ? • EXAMPLES • WAYS TO NARROW YOUR FOCUS • OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE SOME INSIGHTS • AUDIENCES FOR YOUR GIFTS • DECISIONS ABOUT YOUR PASSION
KNOW YOUR AUDIENCE • CHAPLAINS • PHYSICIANS • INTERDISCIPLINARY COLLEAGUES • CNA’S, TECHS, ETC. • PARISH MEMBERS • VOLUNTEERS • CLERGY • INTERFAITH GROUPS
CREATE AN OUTLINE • IDENTIFY GOALS • PRESENT OVERVIEW, OUTLINE • USE BIBLIOGRAPHY, ETC. IF APPROPRIATE FOR AUDIENCE • PREPARE AUDIOVISUALS, BRING EQUIPMENT (OR HAVE SUPPLIED) • ARRIVE EARLY ENOUGH TO GET SETTLED • ALLOW CRITIQUE TIME – WRITTEN/VERBAL
REMEMBER VARIETY OF APPROACHES • MEYERS-BRIGGS INVENTORY: • INTROVERT – EXTROVERT • INTUITIVE – SENSATE • THINKING – FEELING • JUDGING – PERCEIVING
ALLOW FOR A VARIETY OF LEARNING STYLES • VISUAL • AURAL • TACTILE • MUSICAL • INTERACTIVE • INTELLECTUAL • EMOTIONAL, ETC.
ENNEAGRAM PROFILES • YOUR AUDIENCE, CLASS, ETC. WILL PROBABLY BE COMPRISED OF PEOPLE FROM MANY DIFFERENCE ENNEAGRAM NUMBERS. • YOU WILL BE INFLUENCED BY YOURS IN PRESENTING INFORMATION, THEY BY THEIRS IN RECEIVING YOUR MATERIAL.
A RELAXED AUDIENCE LISTENS – AND LEARNS – BETTER • Remember the role of humor. • Avoid what could offend. • Utilize a variety of approaches. • Don’t be afraid to make fun of yourself. • No presenter knows everything about all topics. • Be aware of your biases. Others will be.
PREPARATION HINTS • Run the program by your “editor.” • Practice speaking and using the equipment. • Remember “Murphy’s Law.” (If the equipment can break, not be present, etc., it will break, be missing…. • Be prepared to make do with what you have (which might just be YOU). • Organize your space: (podium, AV equipment, chairs for participants, etc)
Beginnings and Endings • Try to welcome and greet attendees as they come in. • Start on time • Attempt to include participants as much as possible (depends on venue, program, etc.) • Offer opportunity, if possible, for comments. • Invite critique – written or verbal. • Thank participants. Be genuine. End on time.
TRY TO BE OPEN • Pray, center yourself, etc. before the presentation. • Remember God is always present. • Be aware that this encounter never occurred before and the Spirit can act in spite of us. • Give thanks when done – to God, to those present, to yourself for surviving.
YOUR TIME NOW • Did this presentation meet your learning style ? How or how not ? • Ideas • Suggestions • Critique