Tuesday, November 13, 2012

L05: Leadership Presentation

L05: Leadership Presentation

The skills of a leader are clearest when he/she is speaking whether internally to larger groups of employees or externally to the community. Through public speaking, individuals provide the innovative ideas that lead to change, participate in the dialogue that makes the organization grow, and bring attention to themselves and their abilities. Leaders engage in public speaking all the time. Therefore, leaders must become proficient in public speaking, comfortable and confident in all kinds of presentation situations so that they could project a positive ethos for themselves and their organization.

In this chapter, we will learn the step of developing presentation, Three “P’s” process: planning, preparing, and presenting. For a successful presentation, planning is a must.  Individual should first consider the context, which helps frame the presentation, and define the purpose of presentation clearly and specifically. Also, individual needs to understand audiences he/she intends to approach so that he/she can choose the right medium to deliver the presentation with the logical structure.

After having a good planning, the preparation consists of developing the introduction, body, and conclusion to help leader to achieve the greatest impact to audience. Interestingly, adding appropriate graphics to a presentation could help individual reach every one easily. Furthermore, during the preparation, we have to ensure that our presentation will be delivered smoothly and flow logically from one to the other. As we know, practicing a presentation is often the key to delivering it successfully in front of audiences. All presenters need to find a practice method that works for them and make sure that they allow time for it.

During the presentation, individual needs to focus on the delivery style, make an eye contact to audience, and show his/her comfort, confidence, enthusiasm, and professional look. Public Speaking is often considered one of greatest fears. Therefore, the most important method to overcome that fear is to be well prepared.

Lastly, the ethos determines the overall effect of our presentation. A leader must project a strong, positive ethos in all presentation situations. The best way to do that is to know the most on the subject and believe in what you are saying to the audiences and to be fully prepared. Be Yourself, Be Confident!


1. When are round table presentations used?

We can approach round table when you want achieve one of the following
o   Encourage an informal, interactive discussion.
o   Receive input from audience members.
o   Build consensus or gain agreement on conclusions or recommendations.
o   Check the accuracy of facts or identify sources of missing facts.
o   Uncover and resolve major issues.
o   Present a lot of information in a short amount of time.

2. How to achieve the greatest impact while preparing a presentation?

The preparation should consist of 

o   Developing the introduction, the body and conclusion
o   Creating the graphics
o   Testing the flow and logic
o   Editing and proofreading

3. What needs to be considered in developing the presentation in planning phase? 

o   Determining your strategy
o   Analyzing your audience
o   Selecting the medium and delivery method
o   Organizing and establishing your logical structure.

No comments:

Post a Comment