At some point in our lives we are probably all called upon to make a
presentation of some sort. It may be at school, a social function or for some
professional purpose. In fact, the demands of the "information age" make
it increasingly necessary and likely that we will need to make presentations as part of
our normal activities.
To make an effective
presentation requires that we be able to communicate and relate to other people.
These are very basic skills, yet they are not typically taught to us as part or our
traditional classroom education or professional training. The purpose of this
workshop is to provide some of the key practical communication and relational skills
necessary to make effective presentations.
There are generally four
different purposes for making a presentation:
- to inform others
- to entertain others
- to teach others
- to motivate others
The goal of informing
others is to provide them with key information or knowledge generally in the form of some
kind of cognitive "map". The goal of entertaining others is to create a
positive experience for people or to put them into a positive "state". The
goal of teaching others is to connect knowledge or information to the relevant reference
experiences and behaviors they will need to put that knowledge or information into action.
The goal of motivation others is to provide a context or incentive which gives
meaning to knowledge, experiences or behaviors such that people will want to take
action. Of course, many presentations involve a mixture of some or all of these
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