A good presentation can be the difference between getting an idea shared and understood, to it not going anywhere. This short film provides an overview of why we need to put more thought into how we present our ideas and work; and some starting points to achieving that.
These short and snappy resources listed here were originally written and provided by Understanding ModernGov: Speaking with Impact.
- Breaking the fear barrier – Everyone gets nervous before speaking in public. Here are a few tips to help you break that fear barrier.
- Delivering the opening – A powerful opening will capture your audiences attention and make them want to listen to the rest of your presentation. This handout outlines a simple way to deliver a eye catching opening.
- Powerful presentations – Your presentation should leave a lasting and positive impression on your audience. In this document you can learn some exercises to improve your voice and speech that will help you to achieve this.
- Structure for Presenting – A well-structured presentation will help you to get your key messages across to your audience. This handout outlines some key questions you should consider when structuring a presentation.
- 6 speaking tips for scientists and engineers – In this TED blog post, Kate Torgovnick May, outlines six tips on presenting for scientists and engineers – taken initially from a great TED talk by Communications expert Melissa Marshall.
- Hans Rosling: the best stats you’ve ever seen – Hans Rosling is famous for the way he presents data on global health trends in a memorable and eye catching way. This TED talk is a perfect example of this.
- 8 Classic storytelling techniques for engaging presentations – This blog and handy drawings by Ffion Lindsay describes eight storytelling techniques you could use to structure your presentation.