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This presentation addresses the main points of a successful presentation, and delivers them in a way that's clear, relevant and memorable.

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<ul><li> 1. Presentations That Stick<br />8 Steps to Clear, Relevant and Memorable Presentations<br />James L. Watson<br />February 25, 2009 <br /></li> <li> 2. Who Said<br />It's amazing what clarity you get from psychotic jealousy..<br />Sigmund Freud, Psychiatrist<br />Dan Quayle, Senator and Spelling Bee Champ<br />Jack Nicholson, in Batman<br />Julia Roberts, in My Best Friends Wedding<br /></li> <li> 3. Who Said<br />Never question the relevance of truth, but always question the truth of relevance.<br />Craig Bruce, Renowned Author<br />Albert Einstein, Renowned Physicist<br />Richard Nixon, Purveyor of Truth<br />Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister <br /></li> <li> 4. Who Said<br />When I was younger, I could remember anything weather it happened, or not.<br />Ronald Reagan, former President<br />Mark Twain, author &amp; humorist<br />Barbara Streisand, actress &amp; entertainer<br />Yogi Berra, contemporary philosopher<br /></li> <li> 5. 1. Tell them whats in it for them.<br /></li> <li> 6. Present the value up front.<br />Tune them in before they tune you out.<br />Issue a call to action.<br />Tell them why they should listen.<br /></li> <li> 7. 2. Know your audience.<br />Con Crepeau<br />Jim McAvoy<br />Jeff Shaw<br />Doug Hooper<br />Phil Hatch, III<br />Dale Huot<br />Bonnie Pothier<br />Brenda Chapman<br />Brian Mula-Howard<br />Raye Speirs<br />Ray Audie, Jr<br />Joe Kline<br />Frank Butterworth<br />Greg Johnson<br />Ron Guay<br />Dru Laduke, CBC<br />Brad Jett<br />Seth Gillis<br />Steve Boissonnault<br />Dana Prescott<br />Denise Dupuis<br />David Wilson<br />John Anagnostis<br />Carolyn Noble<br />Terri Jalbert<br />Tim Murphy<br />Dan Cote<br />Brenda Cressey<br />Fred Milley<br />Al Carignan<br />Greg Cloutier<br />Cliff Kelsey<br />Sam Anagnostis<br />Doc Hammond<br />Lucie Hatch<br />John Williams<br />Dennis Robillard<br />Deb Cote<br />David Green, Esq<br />Cathy LeBlanc<br />Priscilla Guerin<br />Peter Bishop<br />Ted Gauthier<br />Brad Paul<br />Kitty Chadbourne<br />Bob Boucher<br />Muffin Menard, Jr<br />Pris Baillargeon<br />Alfred Hills<br />Stephen Kitchen<br />Jim Cartier<br />Katey Dydowicz<br />John Bouchard<br />John Hart<br />Jake Mulligan<br />Curt Scamman<br />Nancy Drisko<br />Ray Audie, Jr<br />Danny Doucette<br />Janet Davis<br />Chris Jacques<br />Diane LeBlanc<br />Andrea Otis-Higgins<br />John Tarbox<br />Tony LeBlanc<br />Scott Cochrane<br />Dan Colby<br />Norman Garcia<br />Dick Gaudreau<br />Jess Scamman<br />Scott Simonds<br />Nance Kelley<br />Hy Schirazi<br />Tom Gallant<br />Pat Paquette<br />Douglas Willett<br /></li> <li> 8. Who are they?<br />What are their backgrounds &amp; biases?<br />What are their expectations?<br />Whats their level of expertise on your topic?<br />Tailor your message to fit your audience.<br />Know who will be in the room. <br /></li> <li> 9. 3. Make it interactive.<br /></li> <li> 10. Involve your audience at the start.<br />Ask questions.<br />Ask for a show of hands.<br />Ask more questions.<br />Walk around the room.<br />Ask them for examples.<br />A good presentation is a conversation.<br /></li> <li> 11. 4. Make it simple.<br /></li> <li> 12. Give them a map to follow distribute an outline.<br />Use numbers: The 8 key steps<br />Summarize each point.<br />Tell them what you told them.<br />Make it easy to follow along.<br /></li> <li> 13. 5. Present with Passion.<br /></li> <li> 14. Your enthusiasm will be contagious.<br />Make your point with stories.<br />Use personal examples.<br />Own your message, and share it.<br />Say it<br />like you mean it. <br /></li> <li> 15. 6. Make it memorable.<br /></li> <li> 16. Be credible. <br />Use quotations and statistics.<br />Leverage familiarity.<br />Use metaphors.<br />Reference famous examples.<br />Give personal examples. <br />Great presentations become great memories.<br /></li> <li> 17. 7. Make it visual.<br /></li> <li> 18. Use stunning graphics &amp; photos.<br />Use physical props.<br />Make slides concise.<br />6 bullets max; 6 words max.<br />Use 30+ point fonts.<br />People also listen with their eyes.<br /></li> <li> 19. Be Prepared.<br />8. Be Prepared.<br /></li> <li> 20. Practice, Practice, Practice.<br />Practice again.<br />60 minutes preparation for each minute of presentation.<br />Your audience will know.<br />Leave nothing to chance.<br /></li> <li> 21. Tell them what you told them.<br />Tell them whats in it for them.<br />Know your audience.<br />Make it interactive.<br />Make it simple and clear.<br />Present with passion.<br />Make it memorable.<br />Make it visual.<br />Prepare, prepare, prepare.<br /></li> <li> 22. Thank You!<br />www.presentationsthatstick.com<br />207.741.9047 <br /></li> </ul>