There is a tried and true outline for any presentation that pretty much always work.
Introduction – Grab your audience’s attention – a story, an anecdote, a question, a joke ….
Tell them what you are going to tell them – state your theme is 6-10 words and not more
Tell them how you are going to tell them – point one, point two, point three of compare and contrast, analyze, step-by-step how to …
Transition to the body of your talk
Point 1 that supports your theme – facts, case studies, stories,
Transition – tell your listeners where you are in your presentation and what is next
Point 2 that supports your theme
Point 3 that supports your theme
Tell your listeners what you told them – your theme in 6-10 words.
Tell them how you told them.
Give them something memorable to leave the room – a story, an application, a case study. Touch an emotion.
Outlining your presentation in this format may not be very exciting, but it works. And it works well.
Is it the only way to outline a presentation?
Of course not.
But did I say it works?
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