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Presenter: Kevin Loughnane 24/02/2007. Delivering Effective Presentations. Introduction. Barack Obama Only a senator for 2 years Unproven track record Unknown in politics until 2004 Possibly the next US President!. Why? Amazing public speeches!.

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Presenter: Kevin Loughnane


Delivering Effective Presentations

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  • Barack Obama

  • Only a senator for 2 years

  • Unproven track record

  • Unknown in politics until 2004

  • Possibly the next US President!


Amazing public speeches!

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The aim of this session….

  • By the end of this presentation I hope you will never look at another presenter, trainer or public speaker in the same way again!

  • This is your first step in becoming a more effective presenter

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Group ActivityWhat makes a good presenter?

  • Think of some famous public speakers –



Sports personalities

What makes you want to listen to what they have to say?

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5 Steps to Presentation Success

Practice, practice, practice!

Speaking to impress

Body Language & Gestures

Quality materials=quality presentation

Prepare, prepare, prepare!

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“Fail to prepare – prepare to fail!”


Know your subject

Know your audience

Know your environment

Know your materials

Know your presentation!!

1.Prepare, prepare, prepare!

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2. Quality Materials

  • PowerPoint versus OHP

  • Additional information

  • Relevant to your group

  • Three Golden Rules of Microsoft PowerPoint:

  • 6 x 6

  • If you don’t need it, drop it!

  • Keep it interesting

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3. Body Language & Gestures

  • Appropriate gestures

  • Positive body language

  • Minimise movement

  • Avoid distractions

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Nervous? That’s okay!!


The four P’s





Tell them what you’re going to tell them

Tell them

Tell them what you’ve just told them

4. Speaking to Impress

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Your timing

Your delivery style

Your posture & gestures

Tip:Most successful presenters will videotape themselves to identify what they can improve upon

“An ounce of practice is worth more

than tons of preaching.”

Mahatma Gandhi

5. Practice, practice, practice

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Try to find key information on your audience

Keep your PowerPoint presentation simple– 6x6

Don’t let your gestures become a distraction

Vary your pace and pitch to hold their interest

Film yourself presenting to identify areas of improvement