I have to give a short (sub-15 minute) instructional presentation before a small group of people as the audition part of a job interview. The job has multiple roles, and teaching clients in the industry how to use the product is one of them.
For the audition, I'm being evaluated on my presentation skills and not on my topic, so I'm speaking on something I'm comfortable with and knowledgable about. I have a powerpoint outlined already.
I've reviewed posts tagged 'speaking
' and also this
. Through one of the threads I've found Presentation Zen
, which is useful but awfully verbose.
I have past experience with sales and project presentations. More often in preparing them for others to deliver than in presenting them myself. What I'm looking for are tips from the pros specifically about giving good seminars: What works, what doesn't? What are some common presenters' bad habits? How do you keep the audience when the material bores them?