The most recent update: On August 3, 2013, whether it's a speech or a webinar, a technical presentation requires the breath of life to attract the attention of the audience and inspire them to take action.
Don't be the boring guy you made fun of at the last meeting.
Follow the six steps of these tech demo strategies and let them cheer instead of snoozing.
You are sitting in the audience at a doctor's meeting.
The speaker is babbling about the latest treatments for wrist tunnel syndrome and dumping data at you like a supercomputer.
You don't care because you have already adjusted and are painting the back of the head of the person sitting in front of you.
You laugh at your comic to make the part of his hair look like a rhino's ass.
When his head falls down on the writing face in front of him, frustration comes and takes away your muse, forcing you to finish the pastel from memory.
47 minutes later, the professor ended his speech and received polite applause from the yawning, stretched audience, which was about half the time he started his speech, remind you of the scene at the wedding, when your Uncle Elmer sucked too much wine and motioned the polka band, the security guard gently took him out of the reception hall.
Regret quickly replaced the value of entertainment.
Tomorrow you will give a speech to the group and entertain them with the mating habits of the tsetse fly and the impact of the process on modern medicine.
When you mentally rehearse your opening remarks, it suddenly hits you --“OMIGOD!
What if I'm so bored? !
There is no doubt that this is a sad state.
Fortunately, you found out before you went on and gave a set-up to hundreds of colleagues.
I am very happy in my technical and administrative career (? )
Witness dozens of business presentations like described above, which, by the way, come from memory, not imagination.
The most terrible thing is that if you can get bored with colleagues who are a little interested in the topic, just think about what happens when you show the average audience this technique to chat.
Before your second pie chart, the vital signs are weakened and stiff.
These rules apply to spades if you are conducting a webinar.
In your next presentation, here are the main keys to avoiding this catastrophic fate: 1.
One point to explain.
What is the purpose of your speech?
Just providing information? Data analysis?
You see, what can I do in the lab for four months alone?
Let me suggest something more basic and absolutely necessary for you to succeed in expressing your ideas.
Let the audience know why this is important to the world.
Speak it in a clear language;
Don't think it's obvious.
First of all, your job is to answer an unanswered question, "Why?
Why am I sitting here?
What the hell is this?
This tells people where you're going and provides them with a framework that allows them to look at technical products and try to fit your overall goals.
Without this control target, they will sleep on you once the demo goes into a slow position. 2.
Meet the needs of the audience.
You know, picking flies can mate ten times a week, which can be really impressive (
I made this up, so the entomologist, grab your Duke.
But for those who sit in front of you and concentrate on it, what's the use of that?
The audience today has some basic needs that you can take advantage.
How do you say to save money, time or improve the quality of life for them?
The last one covers Health, Emotion, peace of mind and interpersonal relationships.
Everything in your speech should guide you to solve one or several of these human needs.
If you do not, if you stand there and speak the message as gently as so many anti-stomach spinach, your name will be forgotten before the crowd enters the exit gate. 3.
Layer your ideas
There are several key reasons why the technical speaker is invalid.
Is the speaker monotonous?
She often does.
Did the host cut the impressive look?
The answer is often no.
Technical demonstrations, and even the most important flaw for a technical audience, are that people get lost in detail --the data.
Information overload death
Most of the time, they are too polite to say anything, but if you look at people, their eyes are just as dull as the actors in the night of the living, Houston, we have a problem
Even if you are an engineer showing the engineer, realize that they are not doing the same research so that you can even lose the most annoying geek.
Look, if you introduce ideas step by step, you can teach a person brain surgery.
If you have a technical slide, don't confuse a slide with 20 different concepts.
Using 20 slides, the idea is layered together as an independent entity and woven into a tapestry of conceptual understanding.
Talk about the concept, introduce visual aids, let it sink, and then re-
Emphasize your point of view before proceeding. 4.
Hopefully your internal purpose is to convince the audience to take some form of action.
Professional salespeople, those who live daily in persuasion games, know that people are buying based on emotion and justify their behavior with facts.
You don't lack facts as a technical persuader.
What do you think of emotions?
Making information personal to the listener.
You now know that you have to focus on the human needs of the audience, so how do you best take these views home?
The easiest and most effective way is to use personal stories and analogies to talk about life elements that are important to people --
Scores of kids, parents, pets and golf.
Do what you can to make comparisons between technical materials and families, and create emotional responses from people down-to-earth.
Do you have to make them cry? Laugh?
No, but if you do both, you can put them where you want them. 5. Request Action.
If you have done this, you may have succeeded in inspiring your audience and maintaining their awareness throughout your presentation.
80% of tech companies have this part. Miss host
Let them do something;
Request an action to the listener.
You see, he may have missed the thread you left in the conversation, so now you have an emotional response backed by a wall of facts telling them what you expect.
Do you want them to vote in some way?
Contribute to the Education Foundation?
Work by bike to save the atmosphere from fossil fuels?
Whatever it is, end your conversation with a request for action. 6. Q & A.
You will have a lot of questions if you do well.
Don't explain this as a sign that you haven't explained things correctly;
Think of it as victory.
You have succeeded in attracting the audience and now they are actually thinking and want to know more.
If you know what you have, it's a shining opportunity to handle the issues and issues cleverly.
Q & A is important for any presentation, but for those with technical topics, it is critical to set aside at least ten minutes at the time of completion to answer questions.
If there is not much time allocated and there are questions, let people ask you by phone during lunch break or a few days later.
Providing the audience with this opportunity can improve your credibility and make you a hot speaker for future events.
A long time ago, I worked on a senior design project with four other engineers --to-
Studying at the University of Maryland.
Our professor encouraged us to participate in the design competition at George Washington University.
The idea is a small fluid (
Mechanical engineer! )
The device that adjusts the flow of the venous pipeline according to the back pressure from the patient's arm.
We have a sketch of the concept and some derivation.
We have no data, no working prototypes, and no earth-shattering principles of scientific discovery.
We have Brian Moore.
Brian is one of the five of us who work in the real world and go back to college to get a degree.
He is as smart as the rest of us, but not a genius.
His hair got gray too early, and his body wasn't particularly good either, but oh, can he talk?
The rest of us nominated Brian as our host, a group of people who didn't have the courage.
He started with a joke and basically followed the six steps I told you today.
Brian's speech was completely different from that of other teams.
Guess which team won the game?
Learn how to effectively present technical information and you may also be the winner of your career.