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Presentation Basics by Robert J. Rosania

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Six Steps to Winning Presentations

There are six steps guaranteed to make preparing your presentation much easier. Each step listed here is described in the sections that follow:

  1. Know your purpose.

  2. Know your audience and its needs.

  3. Know your subject.

  4. Write your presentation.

  5. Choose your audiovisuals.

  6. Practice, practice, and then practice some more.

Step 1: Know Your Purpose

Why should anyone be willing to sit in a room in an uncomfortable chair with a bunch of other people for an hour and listen to you? There’s got to be a reason, and that’s your purpose. If you want to call this an objective or a goal, that’s okay, too. Call it whatever you like, just be clear in your mind why you are giving a presentation and how your audience will benefit. Failure ...

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