Presentation Skills: Designing + Delivering Effective Briefings + Presentations
The ability to deliver effective briefings and presentations is an essential skill in today’s academic and professional environments. A good presentation is an effective blend of visuals and narrative. This brief primer on presentation skills shows how to rethink and transform your briefing or presentation slides and tell a story that connects to the needs of your audience. This approach to lectures, presentations, and briefings combines an analytical/informative style used at the RAND Corporation as well as the storytelling approach used in TED Talks.
This presentation also covers common mistakes, effective principles of presentations, uses of animation and builds that focus attention and illustrate your points, and ways to present your material in online courses or webinars. Whether you intend to submit a proposal to an important conference, are asked to deliver a presentation for a job interview, or are lecturing students, the skills you learn in this workshop will be helpful in creating more engaging presentations.
John W. Warren is Director of Mason Publishing Group/George Mason University Press, and an adjunct professor in George Washington University’s master of professional studies in publishing program. He is a frequent speaker at international publishing conferences and has delivered keynote presentations at the International Conference of the Book and (in Spanish) at the Guadalajara International Book Fair, among others.