Last updated on 2/18/22
Prepare your speech
- Adapt your speech depending on the context
- Mobilize storytelling techniques to build content
- Visualize and memorize content thanks to mind mapping
Your friend Sarah works as a UX designer in a communications agency. Her boss tells her that she will have to speak at the end of the week and present her latest project, a new user pathway for a bank's website.
You offer to help her prepare for the event.
Sarah has never given a presentation before and feels stressed about it. You reassure her by explaining that to be a good orator, she must:
Recite her text with interest.
Be confident -- she's lucky that she is an extrovert.
Rely on her personality, style, and originality.
Avoid preparing to remain spontaneous.
Sarah has a strong command of her field. She has already had the opportunity to present her project to her boss and co-workers. She tells you that she has a lot of material but doesn't know where to begin. What would you advise her to do first?
Open the PowerPoint for the previous presentation to adapt it for this new assignment.
Create a detailed list of the content in her presentation to assess the quantity of information she intends to impart.
Start speaking in front of you to check what she remembers and make the prospect less daunting.
Familiarize herself with the context to better determine the purpose of her speech.
Sarah has noted the key information for her presentation: Who? What? How? Why? She must now think about an angle from which to approach her speech. What would you advise her to do?Careful, there are several correct answers.
Identify the message she wants to convey.
Think about the customer's motivations.
Produce a mind map.
Think of an anecdote that will grip the audience.