Improving Technology Understanding in a Digital World
Technology – mobile devices and social media – are robust and dynamic tools for communication in businesses and families. These devices, however, rarely come with instruction manuals. Our mission is to help you understand the best devices, apps and techniques to improve communication, collaboration and change management in your organization (or family).
HOW WE CAN HELP
The “SciSpeak Experience” trains client groups and audiences on mobile technology and social media marketing. These engaging sessions empower attendees with practical information and knowledge. The events are “hands on” and the audience in encouraged to bring their devices and ask questions throughout. Although customizable, popular sessions have included:
- iPad / iPhone Client Training Event
- Social Media Strategy / Policy Development
- Social Media Bootcamp
- Social Media 201: The Next Step
- Technical Presentations Executive Coaching
TOP PRESENTATION TIPS
- Tips 1
Know Your Audience
If you don’t know your audience then you will not know “how” to craft your presentation for maximum impact and understanding. Scientifically Speaking has created a form for presenters to help them understand the audience and what their goals are.
- Tips 2
Simplify Your Data
This is a must for technical presentations. If the audience doesn’t understand what you are saying, they will work on their grocery list, plan for the future and take fictitious calls on their cell phone.
- Tips 3
Close on Every Presentation
Every presentation is an opportunity to ask for something a call to action, a request for funding or consideration to form a scientific collaboration. Proper coaching will show you how to naturally add the “close” to your summary in all of your technical presentations.
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What’s in it for Them?
“If it won’t benefit me, why am I here?” People go to technical presentations to learn about new research, find investment opportunities or see how their money is being spent on a particular project. Your communications and presentation should be structured in a way that is conducive to your audiences’ wants and needs.
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Passion and excitement are not normally thought of with technical presentations, but it should be appropriately added when possible. Cartwheels and back flips are not the only way to show your enthusiasm. Speak with conviction.
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Practice. Practice. Practice.
As location is critical for the real estate mogul, practice is critical for the successful presenter. Some people feel that practicing takes away their ability to be creative. Actually, practicing will make the presenter more comfortable with the presentation and therefore more relaxed.
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The question and answer portion of a technical presentation can be the most grueling. However, with preparation you can anticipate some questions and be more relaxed and natural.
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Don’t include too Much Information
Some of the best speeches and presentations written have been under 15 minutes and used no visual aids. There are ways to organize all of your data into a matrix, minimize your time and maximize audience understanding without compromising the integrity of your research.
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Simplify Visual Aids
Easy to read and simple to understand visual aids can and will enhance the data you are presenting. Visual aid management is a section of the curriculum that is covered by the Scientifically Speaking trainers in the two-day course for technical professionals.
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Summarize and Conclude
Avoid statements such as, “Well I guess I am out of time so I’ll take some questions now.” A strong summary will allow any latecomers to still pick up on the highlights of the presentation and refresh the memory of those who may have missed a point. The conclusion gives the defined ending to the presentation.
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