October 3, 2009

Effective Presentation Skills

Watch this helpful video on effective presentations by Paul Maloney and Associates (a product of Gartner).

Understand and rectify the top 10 presenter mistakes:
  1. "Little audience contact
  2. Distracting habits and mannerisms
  3. Inadequate preparation
  4. Unclear purpose and objectives
  5. Failure to maintain presence
  6. Lack of organization
  7. Too few examples and illustrations
  8. Little vocal animation or variety
  9. Too much information
  10. Too many slides"
What effective presenters do:
  1. "Establish and maintain eye contact
  2. Take a steady stance
  3. channel nervous energy
  4. Speak with animation and enthusiasm
  5. Reinforce the message
  6. Handle questions well"

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1 comment:

abbey said...

Great tips! I'll take note of these. These are very helpful enhancing one's presentation skills.