Friday

VISION FOR BUSINESS PRESENTATIONS














Motivate learners to become more qualified for Business Presentations
by following the CTM standards from both Toastmasters International and the University of Calgary's Teaching & Learning Centre.
From Portny's Project Management, "Choose one or two skills you may want to begin using...Unfortunately, experience shows that making numerous changes in your work methods all at once only increases the chances that NONE of them will "stick." Use the new skill until it's second nature to you. Then choose one or two more new skills and repeat the process."
Begin each day with an impromptu "warm up" question, and have each learner to stand up and provide a 60 second verbal answer to the entire group.

IMPORTANT: Encourage learners to create highly interactive "experiential" business presentations, because when more people from the audience participate, there will be an 80% increase in the chances that they will...
  • recall your material
  • be convinced that your business proposal works
  • go ahead with accepting your business proposal

DAY 1
OBJECTIVE - Organize and plan a 2-5 minute business presentation about your strenghs as a business person. How would you "sell" your skills during an interview?
Work with an assigned group during class.

DAY 2
OBJECTIVE - Present your 2-5 minute business presentation to the other learners, and invite questions.
How can your presentation be improved?
Work with two assigned partners during class.
For next day: Find samples for a PREFERRED topic of your choice.

DAY 3
OBJECTIVE - Plan and present a 2-5 minute business presentation about your preferred topic. Integrate samples. Invite another learner to participate.
What needs to be added (e.g. variation in your voice, gestures, and moving around the room) to emphasize your points?
Work with one assigned partner during class.
For next day: Find samples and plan a 5-10 minute presentation for a DIFFERENT PREFERRED topic of your choice.
Start preparing a 10-15 minute presentation to demonstrate an ASSIGNED IDEA, PRODUCT OR SERVICE the last day.

DAY 4
OBJECTIVE - Present your 5-10 minute session with variation in your voice, gestures, and moving around the room, invite multiple learners to participate, and invite questions.
For next day: Find samples and plan a 10-15 minute presentation to demonstrate an ASSIGNED IDEA, PRODUCT OR SERVICE the next day.
Work on your own.

DAY 5
OBJECTIVE - Present and "sell" your 10-15 minute idea, product or service to the audience, including variation in your voice, gestures, moving around the room, invite multiple learners to participate, and invite questions.

CONGRATULATIONS!
Encouragement to keep using your skills in your business, school, and personal life!











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Tuesday














TOPIC
Clients, like Mazda, will surprise you in the near future.
They will ask you to "zoom" ahead of schedule and show "what you've got," unexpectedly.

Be ready to create impromptu, participative, demonstrations,
with a next-step for the client to take.















LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After observing a 5-8 minute example of how the instructor would "zoom ahead" into an impromptu participative demonstration...

Use 10 minutes to plan a 5-8 minute demo of how to use a given Business Presentation prop during a tradeshow for your client, Mazda, including the following:
  • PROBLEM
  • PARTICIPATIVE SOLUTION
  • PRESENT THE NEXT STEP for Mazda to use your prop in their tradeshow
You will be selected randomly to present your 5-8 minute demo of how to use a given Business Presentation prop during a tradeshow for your client, Mazda.

The class is a safe environment, and your colleagues will provide the following, immediately after your demo:
  • SUGGESTION FOR IMPROVEMENT
  • MOTIVATING REMINDER OF WHAT YOU DID WELL
















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TOPIC
Clients, like Mazda, will surprise you in the near future.
They will ask you to "zoom" ahead of schedule and show "what you've got," unexpectedly.

Be ready to create impromptu, participative, demonstrations,
with a next-step for the client to take.










thanks from ifranks

Friday

UNHAPPY AT WORK? TECHNOLOGY CAN HELP!

Who would argue with the idea that technology makes life better?

windows cell phone similar to apple iphone and itouch

People are walking around with their favorite tunes in their ears, thanks to devices like Apple ipods, Windows-based smart phones, and shareable Microsoft Zunes - they're in happier moods!

More writing to each other is being done, with email replacing the effort, cost, and delay of traditional mail. Way to go hotmail!

More food is being prepared faster so that we can get on with our lives thanks to high efficiency microwave ovens. Mmm good!

Despite all of this, people to people interactions...meetings with "eyes on eyeballs"...still resonate with people. I feel this can be compared to how our brains remember things...

I remember full stories, exciting events, and rich experiences, not the specific reams of text that I skimmed.

Don't get this confused (like I did when I was younger): I was a big collector of all things technical - this was expensive because technology improves so quickly, time consuming because I got into the intricate details of how things worked, and kept me away from real people!

Technology is a mechanism for making life better, so that we can keep in touch with the music, people, and events that we love, yes?

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