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Delivering Effective Presentations

I’ve been doing a reasonable amount of public speaking recently. Both for business at the Chartered Institute of Marketing, SME 2.0 and Tag Tribe events, but also over the past couple of years I’ve had the pleasure of being a best man a couple of times.

All of this led me to realise I’m no great orator, but with practice I’m slowly improving my style and presentation skills.

As we are intending to use speaking opportunities as a key strand of our own PR programmes, I decided to look for some tips online on how to deliver more effective presentations.

You really can’t go too far wrong with YouTube as a starting point and I stumbled across a short video from professional speaker Doug Jeffreys. You can watch the video below but a couple of points he raises I wanted to highlight are:

  1. Don’t forget to build pauses into your presentation to give people time to ingest what you are saying
  2. Be effective in your content, start with a statement or question and ensure you tie it back in at the end of your presentation

Doug’s video is well watched and quite entertaining. I love the point about not structuring your slides such that you tell the audience how you are going to bore them, you bore them, and then finish off by telling them how you’ve bored them.

Great stuff Doug.

  • http://cnacertificationcourses.com/ jack william

    That’s a great video. By making a speech engaging and even funny, like Doug is here, you will keep the attention of your audience and they will enjoy your speech. I’ve never had a huge fear of speaking, I see it as a challenge to win over the audience. But there are definitely some great tips here for making your public speaking better.creating pauses is key. So many people don’t do that and it’s so necessary. Thanks for this post!

    • Andy Bargery

      Thanks Jack.

      Good point about building in
      pauses

      . It requires some practice to do it, as does adding humour.

      I find more and more the most important part of any public speaking engagement is the preparation. You can only deliver a great, knock-out talk, if you have prepared well in advance and learned your content inside out.

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    If you know the subject very well you don’t have anything to afraid of.

  • http://superaffiliatesreviews.com/ Brandon Markings

    Nice video. Stop! Slow down! relax… breath. I’m a fast talker when I’m in front of a crowd so I have to make a conscious effort to stop and slow down. Try to think of something nice for a second before you start speaking so you can relax a bit.

  • http://www.godotmedia.com/blog-writing Kevin Fernandez

    Knowing the content of your presentation and reading upon it will help you answer the questions confidently. Try and include pictures and small videos so that your presentation to make it interesting. Don’t include too complicated stuff. Simplify them if possible.

  • http://portablekeyboardsreview.com/casio-ctk-3000 Rick

    Effective public speaking is one of the greatest assets you can possess. This video has taught me some key points and reinforced others. Thank you for sharing.

  • http://adiamor.com Sarah Harris

    That’s a great video. By making a speech engaging and even funny, like Doug is here, you will keep the attention of your audience and they will enjoy your speech. I’ve never had a huge fear of speaking, I see it as a challenge to win over the audience. But there are definitely some great tips here for making your public speaking better.

    Creating pauses is key. So many people don’t do that and it’s so necessary. Thanks for this post!