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10 Steps to Successful Presentations by ASTD

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STEP FOUR

Make It Memorable— Add Pizzazz to the Presentation

OVERVIEW

Attention-grabbing openers and icebreakers

The power of storytelling

Using humor effectively

Building the body with text, tables, and graphs

Energizers and games

Brainstorming

Demonstrations

One of the key steps to creating and delivering a successful presentation is to add elements of surprise and interest that engage the audience at the start of the presentation and maintain that level of interest throughout the presentation. Various techniques help you to do just that, including openers and icebreakers, acquainters, stories, humor, analogies, anecdotes, metaphors, tables, graphs, energizers, games, demonstrations, and brainstorming techniques.

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