Speaking Skills: Presenting Yourself With Polish

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Two members of the Albers Communications Group team, Gina Pappas and Ann Hadfield, provide insight on how to put your best foot forward in any presentation in this 25-minute webinar. View this webinar here: http://youtu.be/oNgLk8CHzpQ

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<ul><li> 1. Speaking Skills: Presenting Yourself With Polish To access the audio for todays event, dial 1-866-740-1260 and enter code 2925553# </li> <li> 2. About Albers Communications Group Full-service PR, digital marketing and communications agency Specialize in integrated strategies Represent clients in all 50 states and Canada Create national and local market exposure </li> <li> 3. Todays Presenters Gina Pappas Gina@AlbersCommunications.com @GinaPappas Ann Hadfield Ann@AlbersCommunications.com @AnnEHadfield </li> <li> 4. Todays Topics Why a speaking strategy? Identifying objectives Basic rules of speaking Six elements of a good presentation Conveying your message Overcoming jitters Speakers bureau example Questions and answers </li> <li> 5. Why a Speaking Strategy? Educate your audience Share your expertise Promote awareness of your brand Inspire positive action </li> <li> 6. Identifying Your Objectives as a Speaker Give a presentation that builds goodwill toward your brand Control the message Earn the respect of your audience Shape attitudes and change opinions </li> <li> 7. Identifying the Objectives of Your Audience Gain a better understanding of who you are Learn something new about the discussion topic Find an opportunity to catch you off-guard Get answers to their questions </li> <li> 8. Basic Rules of Speaking Know the space Determine audio/visual needs Arrive 10 minutes early to check out the room and get comfortable Test your equipment to make sure it is working Stick to the timeframe you have been given </li> <li> 9. Basic Rules of Speaking Pay attention to verbal cues Word usage and vocal variety Vocal clarity Audible pauses and throwaway words Stay away from internal jargon and acronyms Watch your nonverbal communication Eye contact Gestures, posture, body language Movement </li> <li> 10. Six Elements of a Good Presentation Tailor the presentation for your audience Grab their attention Be thoroughly prepared Provide supporting evidence for main points Maintain appropriate energy Effectively use visual aids </li> <li> 11. Six Elements of a Bad Presentation A flat opening No interaction Dull visuals Lack of focus Bad storytelling No emotional pull </li> <li> 12. Conveying Your Message Message points Understand your message points beforehand Incorporate them into your presentation Include message points in your answers Use data to your advantage Bridging techniques Consider questions you might be asked Consider questions you do not want to be asked Prepare for and plan to answer both </li> <li> 13. Overcoming Jitters Breathe and slow down Think of it as a conversation Visualize the desired outcome Join a group, such as Toastmasters </li> <li> 14. Speakers Bureau Omaha Fire Fighters Objectives Approach Outcomes </li> <li> 15. Objectives Omaha Fire Fighters Educate the audience Address misconceptions Change opinions </li> <li> 16. Approach Omaha Fire Fighters Open with an attention-grabber Utilize research throughout Know the subject matter Prepare for questions </li> <li> 17. Outcomes Omaha Fire Fighters Face time with key local organizations and leaders Opportunity to share their point-of-view Respect from the audience </li> <li> 18. Albers Webinar Series Whats the Latest Word? Making Sense of Communications Jargon with Gina Pappas Wednesday, November 19, 2014 @ 10 a.m. Register at www.alberscommunications.com/learning-opportunities </li> <li> 19. Questions and Discussion </li> <li> 20. Speaking Skills: Presenting Yourself With Polish </li> </ul>