“A strong presentation structure gives you the freedom to be creative.” Patricia Fripp
This is how you organize your presentation with a logical flow. (Part one)
It will be easy for both you and your audience to remember with minimal or no notes.
The more you work on clarifying your content, organizing your structure, then adding some initial scripting, the easier it will be for you to have professional-sounding delivery.
You would not build a home without a blueprint. You would not drive to another city without a map, GPS, or good directions. It is the same with your speech structure. It is what we consider the skeleton under the flesh of your words.
Once you have decided on the content you are going to include in your presentation, you are ready to learn how to organize it into a strong structure.
The first step is to clarify the intent and benefit of your message for the audience.
To simplify this process, think of a presentation you must deliver in the near future, or revisit one you have already delivered and look at it with fresh eyes. Look at your content list and select what will go into this particular presentation.
Your presentation will most likely include your key ideas, stories, examples, statistics, and quotes from authorities. If you are presenting at somebody else’s meeting, listen to the project champion or person in charge. Perhaps they would like for you to reinforce meeting themes or contribute topics of specific interest to them.
Who is your audience? What is the purpose of your presentation? Based on your subject, what do you want them to know, feel, and do?
This process will also help you get clarity into your thinking and message. More to come next week on how to Structure Your Presentation