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GDNet AWARDS AND MEDALS PRESENTATION SKILLS TRAINING 2013

DAY ONE MONDAY JUNE 17TH 201309.00-10.00INTRODUCTION ANDOBJECTIVESIntroduction of workshop objectives.Participants introducing each other and discussing their successes, skills and shared ambitions of the two daysReflection on last year's winners10.00-11.00VISIONARY SPEAKERS - TOP TIPS AND TRICKS OF THE TRADEParticipants identify and analyse what makes research 'travel'Requirements for GDN PresentationsIndividuals work to understand their own distinct tone of voice and presentational style required for Ceremony.11.00-11.30TEA AND COFFEE BREAK11.30-13.00CRAFTING PRESENTATIONS: Headline messages and core scripts Presentation of theoryIidentify key messages and core scripts (groups)Identify issues and principles of effective messaging13.00-14.00 LUNCH BREAK14.00-16.00PREPARING PRESENTATIONS AND STAY-BEHIND DOCUMENTSDevelop an outline 'stay behind' handoutPresenting research summaries to support presentationsResource People will be assigned and on-hand to help (e.g. with visualisation PowerPoint, data visualisation, etc)16.00-16.30 TEA AND COFFEE BREAK16.30-18.00MOST SIGNIFICANTCASES EXERCISEThe aim of this exercise is to identify, select and validate a number of robust, representative and meaningful cases where development research from the Global South has informed policy processes.

DAY TWO TUESDAY JUNE 18TH 201309.00-09.30RECAP AND PROJECTConsolidation of learning from previous day09.30-11.00FIRST REHEARSALTOPARTNERSPeer critiquing of research presentations and finalisation of script Production of Stay Behind handout to support your presentation 11.00-11.30TEA AND COFFEE BREAK11.30-12.00BUILDING PRINCIPLES FOR EFFECTIVE PRESENTATIONSUsing feedback from paired sessions to build up profile of strengths/weaknesses and principles of effective public speakingManaging Effective Question and Answer sessions: tactics and troubleshooting12.00-13.30VIDEO CRITIQUE: ONE-TO- ONE ANALYSIS OF PRESENTATIONSEveryone presents five minutes of presentation in large classroom, which will be captured on video. Analysis with Resource Person to critique and provide comment on style of delivery.13.30-14.30 LUNCH BREAK14.30 15.30VIDEO ANALYSIS AND PRESENTATIONAL STYLE GUIDEOverview of styles of presentationsCo-creation of Style Guide for presentersCapture Talking Heads 15.30 16.00 TEA AND COFFEE BREAK16.00 17.00WRAP-UP AND CALL TO ARMSReflection of workshop learning and outputsResearchers complete workshop evaluation and share one key learning and one could be improved

GROUND RULESTIMINGPHONESEMAILRIGHT HAND/LEFT HANDBE BRIEFALLOW EVERYONE TO TALKCHANGE THE PLACE YOURE SITTING ON DAY TWO?

ALL PRESENTATIONS AND PROCEEDINGS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON A SHARED WORKSPACE FOR YOU TO USE AFTERWARDS

INTRODUCTIONSIntroduce yourselves find a partner you dont knowName, position, organisationYour research/project (one headline ambition no detailed info!)What difference would it make to win for you/organisation/projectOne thing about yourself nobody else knows

Present your partner ONE MINUTE MAXIMUM!

Organise your ideas logically. Help the audience to follow you: make sure you bridge your ideas to make the presentation flow.Pace yourself. Give the majority of the time to the most important things you have to say in your presentation.

Stick to what you know. Don't stray into the unknown: be disciplined about keeping to topics that you have the confidence and track record to deliver well.Use visual aids to compliment your message. Visual aids should aid the message: make sure they do not steal the audiences attention. Connect with your audience. Make eye contact. Interact with them by asking questions, seek volunteers, and maintain a conversational style. Q+As are ways of letting people get involved.Display confidence and poise. You may feel very nervous, but if you can display confidence, the audience will be confident in what you have to say. SECRETS OF A GOOD PRESENTATION: STRUCTURE

"Less is more on a slide show. Too much information on a single slide becomes unreadable, especially when it is projected on a big screen for a large audience. Delhi-based Ajay Jain, CEO, TCP Media

Use quotations, facts, and statistics. These can be used to both compliment and reinforce your ideas.Make use of metaphors. Metaphors can enhance the meaning of your message in a way that direct language cannot. Tell a story. Everyone loves a story. This will make your presentation more memorable and less dull. Have a strong start and finish. Audiences tend to remember what you begin your presentation with and what you finish on. If they remember anything from the middle this is a sign that you are being an effective presenter! Use humour. But carefully: think about your audience.Pick the key ideas from your research and draft your presentation around them.Use strong visual images that serve a purpose - irrelevant pictures distract and detract

SECRETS OF A GOOD PRESENTATION: ORGANISING CONTENT

Choose a font that is easy to read (e.g. Ariel or Helvetica)Use a large font size (18-24pt) No more thanfour to five bulleted points per slideUse short sentences: