Presentation Skills: How to Have a Great Learning Experience

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If you’re looking for a presentation skills program or personal coach, here is what we believe are the minimum requirements for a quality learning experience.

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Presentation Skills: How to Have a Great Learning Experience One of the best article about presentation skills I have seen is “How to Give a Killer Presentation ”. Appeared in the June 2013 issue of Harvard Business Review Written by Chris Anderson Anderson is the Curator of TED TED talks started out in 1984 TED stand for T echnology, E ntertainment, and D esign This article outlines presentation tips with TEDTalk videos to demonstrate If you’re looking to get motivated for an upcoming presentation, I highly recommend you read that article!

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Presentation Skills: How to Have a Great Learning Experience A few years ago, The New Yorker also ran a short profile on a gentleman invited to give a TEDTalk . Published in July 2012 Written by Nathan Heller The article describes the experience of Lior Zoref , an Israeli Ph.D. student Zoref gave his presentation more than 400 times to prepare for his TEDTalk He presented to his wife, his colleagues, his newborn baby, people at his commuter train stop… Zoref always gave the talk standing and in full voice Basic message of the article: To get into TEDTalk presentation shape is the same as to get into Carnegie Hall… practice, practice, practice.

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Presentation Skills: How to Have a Great Learning Experience Practicing with a good coach or taking a presentation skills program is the best start to improving. If you’re looking for a presentation skills program or a personal coach, here is what we believe are the minimum requirements for a quality learning experience. We call them the 3 R’s: R elevance R igor R espect

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Presentation Skills: How to Have a Great Learning Experience R elevance In InfoPro Learning’s experience teaching people to prepare for and give presentations, we’ve found that participants who come to the program or coaching session with a real presentation they will be giving soon (or just gave and want to improve) are those who benefit the most.

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Presentation Skills: How to Have a Great Learning Experience R elevance Find a program or coach where you can immediately apply skills and knowledge to relevant work, so that you can not only leave the program having edited, tweaked, and strengthened your presentation, but also get work down while in the training program.

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Presentation Skills: How to Have a Great Learning Experience R igor Presentation skills coaches should be nice people with good senses of humor. After all, you’re up in front of a group (possibly strangers if it’s an “open” program) and giving it your all. You need advice, objective feedback, and careful coaching…

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Presentation Skills: How to Have a Great Learning Experience R igor But you also need rigor – coaching that pushes you out of your comfort zone. It’s the only way to learn a new skill. Just like when that golf coach changes your grip on the club. Awkward at first, then with practice it pays off.

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Presentation Skills: How to Have a Great Learning Experience R espect In any learning program, skills or knowledge-based, your facilitators or coaches should set and maintain an environment of respect. In presentation skills, it’s critical that the environment also be safe.

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Presentation Skills: How to Have a Great Learning Experience R espect The program should be seen as a lab – an environment in which you can practice, try things out, look and feel awkward, feel safe, and have fun! The job of the coach is to have you “try things on” and then, like a finely tailored suit, practice until the new skills fit you and your presentation goals.

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Presentation Skills: How to Have a Great Learning Experience R espect And bottom line? A good presentation skills program will capture your skills practice on video. The video allows you to be the final judge of what works for you.

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Presentation Skills: How to Have a Great Learning Experience As you consider renewing or refreshing your skills we encourage you to find a program and/or coach that makes the most of your time together. If have not already, please consider InfoPro Learning for your communication training needs . And Remember, have some fun doing it!

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