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Delivering an effective presentation

Introduction

An effective presenter needs to be flexible, energetic and enthusiastic. This guide will help you turn your written presentation into an imaginative public performance.

Presentation as performance

Making a presentation puts you on public display. An audience not only listens to your ideas, it also responds to the way you use your voice and your body. You need more than a well written presentation to make an impact. You will also need to deliver it in a lively, flexible and interesting way. In this leaflet we suggest many ideas for invoking energy in your presentation style.

To begin with, imagine that you are in the audience for your presentation. What might:

  • grab your attention?
  • stimulate your imagination?
  • inspire your confidence?
  • develop your understanding?

Now think about ways to encourage these things.

Now follow the six steps to becoming an effective presenter