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Motivational Tips

Practice 10 Systematic Steps - Part 1


  1. Step 1: Channel your Nervousness

    • 0 Acquire confidence and look in control - even if you don't feel it.
    • 0 Learn presentation warm-ups to redirect your anxiety.

  2. Step 2: Define your Objective

    • o Use organizing formats to put together the information for your presentation.
    • o Practice using the 10 formats in the seminar.
    • o Make formats for your unique presentations.

  3. Step 3: Organize Everything

    • o Create notes you can read.
    • o Take out the "speacialist" words that no one else can understand.
    • o Use handouts with skill and effectiveness.

  4. Step 4: Create and use Effective Visuals

    • o Use a set of focused questions to insure your graphics are appropriate, interesting and readable.
    • o Look at the "whole" visual presentation.

  5. Step 5: Energize Yourself

    • o Influence others with your enthusiasm regardless of your mood or the time of day.
    • o Learn how to use your voice and gestures effectively.



Practice 10 Systematic Steps - Part 2


  1. Step 6: Motivate your Listeners

    • o Use methods appropriate to your listeners: visual, auditory, and/or kinesthetic.
    • o Keep a non-technical audience interested in your technical talk.

  2. Step 7: Conclude with Conviction

    • o Conclude in a style that make your listeners wish you would continue.
    • o Practice saving some energy for the end of your talk.

  3. Step 8:Manage Questions and Objections

    • o Discover key phrases and techniques that will alleviate your anxiety about answering questions
    • o Use "The Question Setup".

  4. Step 9: Recommend Next Steps

    • o Structure your presentation so that your audience will say "yes" to your recommendations.
    • o Practice being precise and speaking confidently.

  5. Step 10: Take the Leap!

    • o Add humor, if appropriate.
    • o Personalize your talk to your audience.
    • o Identify your personal presentation style.
    • o Generate some passion for your subject.