Jan 16, 2007
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This week on Inside PR, Terry and David discuss the art of presentations. Also, they welcome audio comments from Mitch Joel and Michael O'Connor Clarke. Chris Clarke returns with a contribution this week. Finally, Terry does his segment of Inside PRoper English.
00:29 David introduces the show. He invites listener feedback through email at firstname.lastname@example.org, the comment line at 206-600-4741, or comment on the Inside PR show blog.
01:15 Terry and David
talk about why this is the second take of Inside PR
02:19 David introduces
Terry's novel, The Best Laid
Plans. Terry explains that listeners of Inside PR will be
glad to know that he is podcasting the book, or turning it into an
audiobook if you will. You can find the podcast blog at www.terryfallis.com or on
07:30 David introduces a
comment from Michael O'Connor
12:11 David introduces a
comment from Mitch Joel on
14:30 Terry thanks Mitch
for his comment because it leads into this week's topic of
discussion: presentation skills.
15:00 Terry starts off
this week's topic of conversation on presentation skills. In
tribute to Mitch, this week Terry and David will talk about six
preparation for presentations tips.
19:33 Terry says: Slides
are there to support you, not supplant you. One of the principal
characteristics of bad presentations is bad slides. Some presenters
will read the slides, which makes for a terrible presentation.
David says that some people use the slide as the script, the
leave-behind, and presentation support. He says that it can't
possibly be all three.
23:30 Terry adds that
presenters shouldn't break eye contact with the audience for an
extended period of time. Turning one's back to the audience is a
24:15 Terry thinks it's
best to use illustrative examples to bring the presentation to life
and put a human face on it. David thinks that using examples that
the audience can relate to will make the information stick with the
26:44 Prepare for the
question and answer period. Few presentations come without
questions afterwards, so try to anticipate what questions the
audience may ask and prepare potential answers. David says to
always save time for the Q&A budgeted into the presentation
29:05 Terry's final
point: anxiety is your friend. If you find yourself going into a
presentation totally relaxed, you probably won't be as engaging as
if you were somewhat excited. David has found that over his many
years in PR, he has gone from arriving at his presentation not
wanting to do it to arriving at his presentation wanting to do a
30:51 Terry sums up his
six points of presentations. David adds one more tip for
presentations: he tries to anticipate what his competition might
present in a new business presentation and out-do the
33:20 David introduces
Chris Clarke's commentary
36:27 Inside PRoper
English: at this point in time.
37:38 Terry closes the
show and invites listener comments: through email at email@example.com,
on the comment line at 206-600-4741, or comment on the
Inside PR show blog. Also, they
welcomes listeners to the Inside PR Blubrry
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