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7 poor presentation skills > THE CLASSIC PRESENTATION

THE CLASSIC PRESENTATION

The first tip is to use the Classic Presenting Structure. This is a very simple framework you can build all your presentations around. It makes it easy to plan a speech.

1. Tell them what you’re going to say. Let them know what the speech is about with a brief summary or encapsulation upfront. For a meeting it’s usually an agenda, or a slide on your computer outlining what you’ll be talking about. For a wedding speech it might be something like “The groom has some very interesting character traits I’m sure you’d like to hear about. Well, first of all … ” This elementary structure sets up the main body of your presentation quickly and clearly.

2. Say it. This is the heart of your presentation. It’s where you lay down your main points for your audience’s consideration. I’ll give you lots of help for making this part memorable a little later in the chapter.


  

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