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Stick to your points

Stick to your points

Determine your main points and outline them.

Use notes or PowerPoint or Keynote slides as prompts. Avoid using only words. Use slides for emphasis.

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Know your audience

Know your audience

Know who you are speaking to. It will help you tailor the talk and will help keep the audience engaged.

Is the audience of your speech going to be mainly fellow psychologists, health professionals, other professional groups, students or consumers? What do they want and...

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Don't lecture the whole time

Don't lecture the whole time

Use humor, an engaging video or other media to present various aspects of topics that needs deeper exploration.

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Keep it simple

Keep it simple

"I imagine that I'm going to present to my grandmother, who had a fifth-grade education." Barry Schwartz, PhD

Remember that there also used to be a time when you didn't know the information you are delivering.

Give a talk that makes people feel like they're smart ...

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Be authentic

Be authentic

Authenticity—sounding like yourself and using everyday language—is key to getting your message across to an audience,

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Shake it up

Shake it up

Using different media in your talk makes it more dynamic and compelling. It creates energy and vibrancy.

Think about ways to use slides, video, audio, handouts, props, and even spontaneous smartphone polls to engage your audience.

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Leave time for questions

Talking until the last minute is a common mistake many speakers make.

For an hour-long presentation, plan for 45 minutes of talking and 15 minutes for questions.

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Emphasize connection over content

Talk to persuade, not just to inform.

Rattling off facts and figures and talking at the audience isn't effective if they aren't interested in what you are saying.

Be clear about what you want the audience to walk away with when they leave and use th...

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Know the setup

Have a run-through in the space you'll be speaking at if possible and test the tech system for possible problems.

For instance, the sound may not run properly with your video or your slides may be set up behind you and prevent you from seeing where you are in your t...

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Diversify your delivery

Use visual tools (such as slides or a video) as an aid. Incorporate research and tell stories.
Use anecdotes as an effective way to connect with your audience.

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Taking a structured approach to note-taking is the best way. Put the outline notes by choosing four or five key points of the lecture, followed by in-depth sub-points. One way to review is to use the Cornell Method, which divides the note sheet into three sections:

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The Outline method

The Outline method

It requires you to structure your notes in form of an outline by using bullet points to represent different topics and their subtopics. 

Start writing main topics on the far left of the page and add related subtopic in bullet points below using indents.

The “Death By PowerPoint”

Using slides as visual aids can support our theories, but beware the all-too-familiar “death by PowerPoint”. Try making only one clear point per slide, avoid visual clichés, and keep graphs or charts streamlined and simple. Clarity and legibility are all. With ideas that are comp...

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