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Basic is Important
Most sport coach would say you might not be very good at the moment. But the important thing is to have a good basic. As you practice, you will get better as long as you have a strong foundation. For presentation, the basic is the organization.
- Tell the audience what you are going to tell them, tell them, and tell them what you told them.
- Opening, body, and conclusion: Your opening should tell ‘what’, while your body should tell ‘why’ and ‘how.’
- Divide your body into three parts. These parts will help you and your audience keep track of where you are. The recommended structure is
- Situation-complication-resolution: Start with the context. Then, hook the audience with why the world is flawed or incomplete. Finally, present your resolution.
- Chronological narration: Reach backward in time (e.g., history or your own experience). Bring them to present and show them experience in your life that related to your key message.
- Idea-concept: This is effective when you need to enumerate something, e.g., 8 factors to become successful.