4. The purpose of Communication
The purpose of communication is to get your
message across to others clearly and
5. Effective Communication
Begin with a goal in mind
Be strategic and simple about this goal
Everything should be focused towards reaching this
Trim the fat
Provide clarity & understanding.
11. GESTURES AND MOVEMENTS
Have you gestures be deliberate extension of
movement you make in a normal conversation
Make gestures relative to the point
Keep your hands free at your side so they can gesture
Avoid the “self hug”
12. EYE CONTACT
Aim to have meaningful eye to eye connection with
one person at a time
Do not read directly from the slides the whole time
14. What is a good PowerPoint?
A good PowerPoint presentation is:
Relative Visual Aids
Let the content support your points
Ideal number of points for a slide?
16. Public Speaking: Things to Do
Do dress for the occasion.
Do project confidence through your body
Do use humor or a story to connect.
Do be clear and concise.
Do connect and engage
Do be understood.
Do make eye contact.
Do be creative.
17. Public Speaking: Things to Avoid
• Avoid conveying negativity.
• Avoid being boring
• Avoid slouching or other forms of bad
• Avoid chewing while presenting.
• Avoid speaking too quietly.
• Avoid being disorganized.
18. Overcoming Fear
Expect to be nervous. Even experienced speakers get nervous. ...
Prepare. Know what you are going to say – and why you want to say it.
Focus on your audience. ...