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How To Become A Better Presenter: Top 5 Skills of a Great Presenter

teacher avatar Julio Lara, Simple Steps to a Solid Foundation

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7 Lessons (18m)
    • 1. 5 Skills of Presenting Introduction

    • 2. 5 Skills of Presenting Skill One

    • 3. 5 Skills of Presenting Skill Two

    • 4. 5 Skills of Presenting Skill Three

    • 5. 5 Skills of Presenting Skill Four

    • 6. 5 Skills of Presenting Skill Five

    • 7. 5 Skills of Presenting Project

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Public speaking and making presentations are essential skills in today's society.  Whether you are presenting to a group of colleges or you are making a public speaking event, presenting skills are becoming more and more important.

You have probably been to a few presentations when you come out saying wow, that was a waste... great information but tough delivery, and I bet that you have been to some that you come out energetic, invigorated and even encouraged to take action.  Sometimes the difference between the two experiences can be very minimal.

So how about you, have you had to present or do a public speaking address and felt that you bombed it or that you could have done better?

Well honestly we all do... there is always room for improvement..

In this short but concise course I would like to discuss how to become a better presenter, and more than that what are the top 5 skills that all great presenters have in common.

If you are able to improve on these 5 skills your presentations will improve immensely.

The great part is that the skills are not difficult to learn or improve on.  You do not have to be born a natural or gifted presenter, you can learn and improve with every presentation.

Therefore do not wait, start your path towards becoming a better presenter.... enroll now!


This course is for anyone looking to improve their public speaking or presenting skills, abilities....

There are no pre-requisites for this class, it is designed for the true beginner and even the most skilled presenter can pickup something from it.


Remember we get back what we put into things....

“Let thy speech be better than silence, or be silent.”

Dionysius Of Halicarnassus  

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Julio Lara

Simple Steps to a Solid Foundation


My main goal is to help others become better. Better in their personal lives, in their businesses and in their finances. I love to learn and I learn the most when I help others by teaching and learning from them as well. I am always looking for an opportunity to learn and to help others reach their goals. I hope that I am able to help you by motivating you, inspire you or that you help me in the same way.

"Some people come in your life as blessings. Some come in your life as lessons." Mother Teresa

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1. 5 Skills of Presenting Introduction: from Hello and welcome to how to become a better presenter. Top Five skills off a great presenter. My name is Julia Lata and I will be your guide or instructor for this course. Now a good presentation grabs ahold off the audience attention, and it doesn't let go until the toe. If you ever watch Ted talks, you can see how the audience is entertained, intrigue and engage all at the same time. So how these experts presenters do it? Well, they're five elements that all riveting performers have in common. In this class, I would like to discuss the five key element that most riveting performers or presenters have in common. So if you want to become a better presenter and roll now. 2. 5 Skills of Presenting Skill One: the first killed. I would like to cover its being in front. A good presenter for any kind of presentation knows the audience very well. They create the presentation with the audience in mind, or they can make changes to an existing presentation, depending on hosting the audience. In other words, they do their homework. First, it's important to know how many audience members you will have. The contents and execution of a presentation for a large group is very different than the ones for a small. The level of audience engagement will also be different. A presenter has to know how well their audience know that topic. If not the presentation, will likely either be boring because the audience already knows a topic or it will be over the audience head. A good presenter can change to presentation under fly if they discover that they misjudged three audience level of knowledge presentations are often very persuasive. If you're not selling directly, you may be selling the audience on an idea or point of view. In order to be per se persuasive, you need to understand the audience. General believes the priorities, their attitudes, their values and basically their outlook in life. It's also good to know the audience reason for attending. What do they expect to get out of the presentation? You need to create a presentation that will deliver on that expectation. If the speakers knows the audience well, they can anticipate sort of questions that the audience is going to be asking. The speaker will know how to answer those questions and in the most helpful way possible. Finally, knowing your audience prevents you from making misspeaks that could negatively impact your presentation. There may be some topics or controversial, controversial subjects you shouldn't wander into, even in terms of word, choice and topics to cover. You can make sure that you won't offend anyone or turn them against good features. Try to gather as much information as possible about the audience long before the presentation so that they can incorporate into their planning. So skill number one B important 3. 5 Skills of Presenting Skill Two: scale Number two Audience report. Now there's several things that the presenter is doing when they establish report. First, they're telling the audience that they understand them. Report also builds credibility. Three. Audience feels that this is someone worth listening to. A presentable often present their credentials at the beginning in order to show that they are worth listening to confidence, eye contact and speaking with conviction. Also helped to Landeck. Speaker Credibility Report comes from establishing something in common between you and the members of the audience. For example, the presenter might tell the audience, You've come here because of this and I'm going to teach you it. I was just like you and this is how my situation changed. Now the audience feels that the presenter is one of them, or at least not far removed from being one of Thebes. Beginning of any presentation involves building report with the audience. This is why it's often said that you should open a presentation with a joke or a lighthearted story without report. Theo audience won't stay with you throughout the whole presentation. Good report can also help if things go different than what you planned. If the speaker makes a mistake. It's much easier for you to laugh it off with the audience if you already won them over to your side. Reporters established in many different ways some speakers understanding their audience well. Make it light hearted joke at the beginning. Other. Make a short story. Jokes. Relax people, and they start off the presentation. The right foot. Remember, First Impression is very important in creating report now. Another key factor in report is the idea that you're putting the audience needs first, if you can present yourself as a helpful expert providing useful information to the audience rather than someone who's given a presentation just for their own interest. This helps a great deal in building a good relationship to remember skill number one in being a great presenter. Is Toby important? Do your homework. Know your audience Skill Number two is to build a report 4. 5 Skills of Presenting Skill Three: skill number three Great storytelling. A good presentation is based around good storytelling. If you watch Ted talks, you can see that all of them use a great deal of storytelling. If you don't know what I mean, just check out. Ted talks on YouTube, and you will see how many stories they put into their presentations. Actually, most presentations are based around the story, so stories are intriguing there, relatable through a story. Percent is come bill report, and we often see ourselves in the story, and this creates a huge bond between the percenter and the audience. Member stories also keep you in the presentation, and they keep the presentation moving because it's very interesting. Everyone loves a story, so it's a great way to keep the audience attention. Many presentations start with a story. The speaker uses the story to draw you in to introduce the topic and to build report. Now stories are also used to break up data or more practical information. A presentation that's two data heavy. It's dull, or it could be bought boring to the audience. So breaking them factual or practical information where the story is a great way to make the information easier to take it now. Free centers, often new stories to illustrate for provide examples off key points in the presentation like data and practical information. This provides an easier and more entertaining way to understand these cops, topics or key points. Now don't misunderstand. One thing you'll notice is that good presenters do not. I repeat, do not overuse stories, the use story telling for the reasons mentioned. But they don't turn their entire presentation into one wrong story or a Siris of short stories. This to be cute. There's a certain skill to truce in a group one. A good story, a good joke that actually matches well with your presentations with your audience. And then there's another skill to actually telling their story or that joke the right way for that presentation. So let's review skill Number one. Be informed. Skill number two, Build report. Skill number three Become a great storyteller 5. 5 Skills of Presenting Skill Four: skill number four good body language body language is essential for given good. For better yet it great presentation. You could have the best prepare presentation in the world that's perfect for your audience and provides just the information they need for your delivery. It could kill your chances off the audience listening. When people teach presentation skills, they devote a great deal of time to talking about body language. This is a very important point and shouldn't be under estimated. Well, your body does could undermine what your voice is sane. How you gesture and move about stage has a major impact on your audience. If you can stand still in one place throughout the whole presentation or you stay frozen behind a podium, this can make it dull or boring. If you display a lack of confidence through slouching or looking at the floor, this will also kill your presentation. Remember, if you look bored, your audience will certainly be bored. Gestures also play a huge part in your presentation. Natural gestures at appropriate times make it easier for listeners to follow what you're saying now. Too much movements or gestures that are inappropriate can also have a negative impact or distracter audience. Facial expressions are also very important. Just as in a regular conversation, your facial expression should mirror or be exactly what you're saying. You should smile when you're telling a joke or when you're saying something humorous unless you're being sarcastic. And if your face says something different than what your body is saying, this will make your audience a little uncomfortable and sometimes mistrusting. Now. Finally, your voice and your tone are also very important. When we get nervous, our voices either go up what they Steve fled during a presentation. You should have the same natural tone as you do in a regular conversation. Remember how you gesture and move about. The stage has a major impact on your audience. If you stand still in one place throughout the whole presentation or you stay frozen behind a podium, it can make your presentation doll or boring. If you display a lack of confidence throughout the presentation by either slouching or making or no making eye contact, just looking at the floor. This will kill your presentation as well. If you look bored, your audience is definitely board. So just to recap skill number one, be informed Skill number to build report skill Number three storytelling and skill number four great body language 6. 5 Skills of Presenting Skill Five: skill Number five practice. No. One is greater percent in the first time they get up on stage. Some people are naturally comfortable a speaking in front of groups, but it's impossible to give a good presentation without adequate preparation and practice all of the great presenters you've ever seen. They spend a great deal of time putting together the presentation and practicing them. We practice presentations to make sure that we know what to say. At each point, we practice them to make sure that the timing is right and so that we feel confident and comfortable performing without any problems. Now many people who are on accustomed to presenting and want to improve their skills, practice in front of mirrors or sometimes recording themselves. You can record your presentation to make sure that your voice and your tone sound natural. You might recording a video camera to check your body language in addition to prison, preparing him practicing good free centers. Always, I repeat, always have a backup plan in case thinks do not go a smoothly as possible. So what if you your audience is not who you actually thought it would be? What if, instead of have any large crowd you are actually presenting to a small, intimate group. What if the audience doesn't know the subject as well as you expected? What if you have problems with your technical skills with your power point? Do you have a second or backup plan? Are you able to make changes on the fly? Good presenters always do. Good presenters are ready for hitches in the road. Dislike we've mentioned they laughed him off, but they always have a backup plan from when things just don't work out now, being a good presenter doesn't come naturally. It's something you learn pre sentence. Prepare for their speeches and rehearse them until they can present with ease, no matter what environment. The good news, though, is that anyone can learn how to become a good for great presenter. I repeat, the good news is anyone could be a great presenter. There's a good chance that the first handful of presentations that every Ted talk speaker gave us probably a disaster. There's a good chance that you know the cool, confident speaker, and you see today that you admire probably was sweating, mumbling mess. The first time they made a presentation And that should be inspiring because that means that anyone could become a great presenter learning how to give a good presentation. It's a huge bonus for any business, so it is a skill that it's really worth acquiring. So let's review again. Skill number one. Be informed. Skill Number two, Build a report. Skill Number three Great Storytelling Skill Number four, Great Body Language and Skill Number five Practice. 7. 5 Skills of Presenting Project: So what is your project for the course? The project is just to share with the class. What skill you believe you need the most work on. I also want to take this time to thank you for your time. Your dedication, Remember, practice makes perfect. Therefore, continue to present and practice as much as you can. Take notes, learn from it and just continue to evolve and get better with each one. Now I'll be working on a series of classes toe help on specific skills that can make you better as a presenter. So stay tuned. And again, Thank you, and God bless.