Motivational opening. You
must make a powerful first impression,
and arouse curiosity. Promise to tell the audience how they can get
something they want. Lift your visor.
Grab attention with an interesting
fact, a provocative question,
a short anecdote, or an
Introduction. You must
manage expectations. Before you begin your presentation, be sure
your participants know what to expect. Set the tone and the theme.
Tell them how they will benefit from
to your presentation.
Outline of agenda. Help them
to understand and picture the structure of your material. List all
points you plan to cover. Begin with the most important topics.
Present your Big Idea.
Decide what it is you would like to happen as a result of your
presentation and explain your main idea first. It will serve as a
framework for further explanations.
Content – section by section.
Begin to break into segments; present each segment with its details.
Make your presentation visual. Do more that lecture. – engage your
listeners. Support your presentation with activities directly
related to the information being presented – create a conversation
cycle, use role-play practices, etc.
Recap each section. Build in
a recap at the end of each section before you finish and go on, for
reinforcement and additional clarification.
Make transitions to next section.
Let everyone know you're about to go to a new topic; this makes your
outline structure continuously clear.
At the end of all the components, wrap
up by restating the whole idea, hitting the major points.
Conclusion. You must finish
memorably. Bring together all the elements of your presentation by
reviewing the highlights. Finish with emotional statement of the Big
Idea you wish to convey.