21 WAYS TO MAKE YOUR PRESENTATIONS OUTSTANDING
By Al Mozingo
1. Add a little humor (Do something funny).
2. Use an enthusiastic approach (Add personality to your presentation).
3. Use a good introduction (Use the acid process = Arouse, Curiosity, Interest, or Desire).
4. Prepare for the presentation (Know the material, review, study, prepare).
5. Prepare yourself (Physically – Eat right and rest. Emotionally – prepare yourself for the presentation. Intellectually – Always strive to be the best you can be, keep learning yourself).
6. Use a variety of teaching aids (White board, video, PowerPoint, exercises, questions, use interaction, etc.)
7. Be organized (Take the time to approach every presentation with organization).
8. Know the subject (Your background and experience should add toward establishing your credibility, use stories if applicable).
9. Be happy (Show a demeanor of happiness, smile, and be friendly).
10. Use positive motivation (A positive approach is always best, don’t show arrogance or put anyone down in your class).
11. Respect others (Be cooperative, considerate, and kind – always strive for participation, engage your students).
12. Understand the student (Empathize with them when teaching, remember you don’t know it all).
13. Indicate expectations (Show an outline, indicate the behavioral changes you are trying to accomplish, present the objectives).
14. Keep morale up (Be a motivator and be humble).
15. Ask questions (Asking questions are a way to direct students, evaluate, review, and/or create more interest).
16. Keep it simple (Understanding what is needed, build on previous knowledge, teach from the known to the unknown, teach from the simple to the complex).
17. Make it a group effort (Encourage participation, show them they have experience too, ask for full participation, interact with the participants, and be positive).
18. Use experiences (This brings about interest, helps establish credibility, makes it practical – tell stories, use lessons learned).
19. Make it pragmatic (They need to be able to use the information).
20. Encourage (They need to feel they have learned, they can make a difference, they can continue to improve, show baby steps).
21. Be humble (Don’t be sarcastic, don’t be abrasive, don’t be a know it all, maintain a humble attitude).