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A Starting Point for a Presentation.

Posted on: June 8, 2010

Recently I was asked to do a presentation and I had no idea where to start. So, I went on the internet in search of some basic information on where to start. I needed to know “tips” and fast as the speaking event was the next day.

Here is something that I found that just might help others faced with the same dilemma. Be sure to follow the link to get the entire article.

http://www.nwlink.com/~donclark/leader/leadpres.html

Big Dog’s Leadership Page – Presentation Skills

O U T L I N E

Templates PowerPoint Visual Aid Presentation Presentation Outline and Training Outline

Introduction

Presentations and reports are ways of communicating ideas and information to a group. But unlike a report, a presentation carries the speaker’s personality better and allows immediate interaction between all the participants. A good presentation has:

  • Content – It contains information that people need. But unlike reports, which are read at the reader’s own pace, presentations must account for how much information the audience can absorb in one sitting.
  • Structure – It has a logical beginning, middle, and end. It must be sequenced and paced so that the audience can understand it. Where as reports have appendices and footnotes to guide the reader, the speaker must be careful not to loose the audience when wandering from the main point of the presentation.
  • Packaging – It must be well prepared. A report can be reread and portions skipped over, but with a presentation, the audience is at the mercy of a presenter.
  • Human Element – A good presentation will be remembered much more than a good report because it has a person attached to it. But you still need to analyze if the audience’s needs would not be better met if a report was sent instead.
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I am an aspiring picturebook writer with some magazine credits just no picture book contract yet. I know it is coming and I am more than willing to work for it.

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